Keto Replacements for Thanksgiving

Keto Replacements For Thanksgiving Favorites

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When you imagine a table laden with a Thanksgiving feast, you tend to imagine carb on carb on carb. And then for dessert? Sugar on sugar on sugar! What on earth will you do when the big meal comes around? Sit there and nibble on celery sticks? Nope. You can make keto-friendly replacements for classic Thanksgiving dishes. Here are five ideas for classic Thanksgiving dishes with a keto spin.

Cauliflower mash to replace mashed potatoes

cauliflower

Cauliflower lends itself so well to all kinds of dishes and sides, just look how cauliflower rice has taken off! To replace that creamy, buttery goodness of mashed potatoes, we simply swap the starch for cauli and leave everything else basically the same.

Pumpkin cheesecake to replace pumpkin pie

Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin pie is delicious, but I think that cheesecake is far tastier in all respects. This pumpkin cheesecake recipe doesn’t feature any base or crust, as I don’t think it needs it. The creamy, tangy, smooth pumpkin filling is more than enough. Serve with a bowl of whipped cream, and enjoy.

Buttery keto rolls to replace hot rolls/dinner rolls

Buttery Keto Rolls

These keto dinner rolls are inspired by this fantastic recipe by Hey Keto Mama, with a few tweaks here and there. I find that buttery dinner rolls are one of the hardest things to resist when following a ketogenic or low carb diet. Thankfully, these buns allow us to enjoy the soft, warm, butteriness without the ketosis-ruining carb count.

Keto bacon and herb stuffing to replace traditional stuffing

Keto Bacon Stuffing

Traditional stuffing is just delicious. But it’s also full of breadcrumbs. Never fear, you can make your own stuffing made with your own keto bread! This recipe uses the ‘Buttery Keto Rolls’ recipe above, as well as bacon, sausage, and fragrant herbs.

Butter, walnut, and bacon Brussels sprouts to replace crispy roasted potatoes

Bacon Brussels Sprouts

I’m sure there are many people who would absolutely balk at the idea of replacing potatoes with Brussels sprouts. But seriously, they are such an incredible vegetable when treated right. These Brussels sprouts are roasted with butter, bacon, garlic, and walnuts. So good you won’t even be gazing longingly at the potato dish across the table.

My wish is that you’ve found some ideas and inspiration to make your Thanksgiving an absolutely delicious celebration, without having to compromise on taste and decadence. You can adjust the quantities to suit your serving needs. Have a great keto Thanksgiving!

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