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44 Dairy-Free Keto Thanksgiving Recipes
November 13, 2019
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These dairy-free keto Thanksgiving recipes will make this year’s Turkey Day unforgettable!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means tables filled with carb-heavy foods swimming in butter. Many people look forward to this buffet of sinfully delicious delights, and maybe you do as well, but you want to stick to your goals this holiday season and treat your body right

Guess what? You can enjoy Thanksgiving dairy-free and keto without even batting an eyelash! The recipes found here are just as tasty, if not better than the fully loaded traditional Thanksgiving recipes.

Dairy-Free Keto Thanksgiving Appetizers

I love to get together with my loved ones and munch before the full Thanksgiving dinner. We make a big spread of all kinds of munchies and appetizers. Some have cocktails and we just graze and chat and have a great time while the turkey is finishing in the oven. If it’s early we always put the Macy’s Day parade on in the background. It’s a really great time!

Bacon Deviled Eggs

Every keto dinner table should include deviled eggs. These yummy deviled eggs from 40 Aprons contain bacon for a bit of extra pep! Omit the butter from the recipe to keep things dairy-free.

Image Credit: 40 Aprons

Snack Platter

This appetizer from Julie’s Lifestyle is a wonderful way to fuel your cravings while you’re waiting for the turkey to roast. It’s filled with all sorts of veggies and keto-approved goodies that are dairy-free.

Photo Credit: Julie’s Lifestyle

Cucumber Guacamole Bites

These little apps from Kalyn’s Kitchen are bursting with flavor and have a very nice presentation. In addition to the Thanksgiving spread, the red and green appearance of these bites will work well for Christmas dinner, too.

Image Credit: Kalyn’s Kitchen

Zucchini Nacho Chips

I envision these chips from Diet Doctor in a bowl on the table and unsuspecting non-keto friends and family members mowing them down like nobody’s business. Yes, they are that good!

Image Credit: Diet Doctor

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Bring on the bacon and bring on the asparagus! These little morsels from Wholesome Yum make waiting for the Thanksgiving feast to cook so easy!

Image Credit: Wholesome Yum

Microwave Pepperoni Chips

You guys, these are so easy to make! I think every holiday table should include a batch of microwave pepperoni chips from Whole Lotta Yum.

Image Credit: Whole Lotta Yum

Keto Blooming Onion

This is one tasty treat for your Thanksgiving appetizer table from The Soccer Mom Blog! It has restraint appeal without all the carbs.

Image Credit: The Soccer Mom Blog

Spicy Tuna Rolls

These spicy tuna rolls from Real Balanced are an awesome little alternative to carb-laden sushi rolls and the perfect app for your Thanksgiving gathering.

Image Credit: Real Balanced

Cajun Oven-Baked Pickles

Every holiday requires a dose of keto baked pickles! These cajun oven-baked pickles from Paleo Hacks are the perfect snack for when you’re between your first round of Thanksgiving dinner and your second.

Image Credit: Paleo Hacks

Tuna In Cucumber Cups

This fun recipe from Tastes of Lovely enables you to eat with your hands and even devour the “cup”! When it’s your turn to tell the fam what you’re thankful for you can say “Tuna Cucumber Cup”!

Image Credit: Tastes of Lovely

Non-Dairy Keto Turkey Recipes

Turkey has to happen on Thanksgiving! I don’t trust people who serve some other main course, you have to have turkey. Mmm, I love turkey!

Note: Some of these turkey recipes contain butter or ghee. However, butter can easily be swapped out for a non-dairy saturated fat or skipped. If you want a traditional butter flavor, mix a few drops of butter extract and a pinch or two of salt to coconut oil.

Keto Thanksgiving Turkey

Here we have a delicious, traditional Thanksgiving turkey recipe from My PCOS Kitchen that is sure to please all palates, whether they are keto or not.

Image Credit: My PCOS Kitchen

Herb Roasted Boneless Turkey Breast

This tasty turkey breast seasoned to perfection from Tasty-Yumminess is a great alternative to a whole bird for a smaller group! Made with a variety of herbs and spices and cooks in just 55 minutes.

Image Credit: Tasty-Yumminess

Bacon Covered Roasted Turkey

Calling all bacon lovers! Here’s a fabulous keto Thanksgiving turkey recipe from Ditch the Carbs that combines a juicy bird with scrumptiously delicious bacon. Total wow factor food!

Image Credit: Bar-S

Sweet Herb Keto Thanksgiving Turkey

This turkey recipe, courtesy of Dr. Jockers, is all about mixing sweet and savory flavors. You’ll love the smoky flavor that the Lakanto Keto maple Syrup gives the meat.

Image Credit: Dr. Jockers

Keto Turkey with Black Pepper Cinnamon Seasoning

This particular turkey recipe from Wicked Stuffed makes my mouth water! Black pepper and cinnamon seasoning sound so festive and delicious! This is the turkey recipe that will turn your non-keto friends into low-carb believers.

Image Credit: Wicked Stuffed

Mayo Roasted Turkey

This turkey has some pep in its step! Creamy mayo mixed with a host of savory seasonings and spices roast this bird to palate-pleasing perfection. Let’s shout out to She Wears Many Hats for this yummy recipe.

Image Credit: She Wears Many Hats

Lemon-Thyme Roasted Turkey Legs with Almond Butter Gravy

If you aren’t looking to cook an entire turkey, this recipe will do you just fine! It’s a savoring medley of turkey legs, lemon, and thyme from Shape.

Image Credit: Shape

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Low-Carb Gravy

A great and tasty way to cook a turkey in record time! My Life Cookbook teaches you how to create a decadent Thanksgiving turkey breast in the Instant Pot.

Image Credit: My Life Cookbook

Keto Smoked Holiday Turkey

Visit Completely Keto for a delicious smoked whole turkey recipe from Harlan Kilstein. The meat is tender and juicy on the inside and smoky on the out. A great way to try something a little different this Thanksgiving.

Image Credit: Completely Keto

Simple Keto Roasted Turkey

This traditional Thanksgiving turkey recipe from Keto on a Dime uses simple and savory ingredients.

Image Credit: Keto on a Dime

Non-Dairy Keto Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Pork Rind Stuffing

This delicious little keto spin on stuffing from Genaw uses the staple low-carb, high-fat snack food, pork rinds! This recipe calls for butter and heavy whipping cream, but the amounts are minimal and can be replaced with a non-dairy oil and more broth.

Image Credit: Genaw

Grain-Free Biscuit Stuffing

This delicious grain-free stuffing recipe from Deliciously Organic has the taste and texture of traditional dressing without all the carbs. Substitutions are mentioned in the method to keep it dairy-free. Butter can always be replaced with a non-dairy oil.

Image Credit: Deliciously Organic

Cauliflower Stuffing

This yummy, veggie-themed stuffing from Food Faith Fitness uses olive oil, savory seasonings, and other goodies to create a delicious Thanksgiving side dish.

Image Credit: Food Faith Fitness

Keto Turkey Gravy

You can’t have all the Thanksgiving fixings without the gravy, and this recipe from iSave A to Z doesn’t contain any of that nasty white stuff known as flour or cornstarch.

Image Credit: Flickr

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Thyme

This flavorful concoction of Brussels sprouts, olive oil, and seasonings from Healthy Seasonal Recipes will compliment the most beautiful turkey and is sure to be a hit at the Thanksgiving table.

Image Credit: Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Crispy Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Speaking of Brussels sprouts, you gotta have crispy bacon brussels sprouts with your Thanksgiving meal. At least, I do. These are a staple at our house all year round and they complete that turkey dinner for me, I bet your guests will love them!

Crispy Bacon Brussels Sprouts on a Plate

Green Bean Casserole

What? Can you have a low-carb green bean casserole and still stay within your MACROS? You betcha! This yummy recipe is brought to you by Peace Love and Low Carb. Sub butter for coconut oil and heavy cream for almond milk.

Image Credit: Peace Love and Low Carb

Faux Sweet Potato Casserole

No one will be able to tell that this “sweet potato” casserole from Maria Mind Body Health is mashed cauliflower and pumpkin! Even the color looks like the traditional Thanksgiving dish. Sub butter for coconut oil to keep this side dairy-free and delicious.

Image Credit: Maria Mind Body Health

Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the cranberry sauce! This recipe from My PCOS Kitchen is a really great sugar-free alternative to the canned stuff.

Image Credit: My PCOS Kitchen

Broccoli & Cauliflower Salad

Here’s something different, change things up with this delicious cold salad for your holiday spread from My PCOS Kitchen. The recipe calls for ¼ cup of shredded cheese, but you can easily leave it out for a Dairy-free delight.

Image Credit: My PCOS Kitchen

Sauteed Balsamic Mushrooms

Mushrooms are such an earthy and warm dish. They’re great to serve alongside your Turkey on Thanksgiving. I love these balsamic mushrooms, they’re fancy enough for a holiday dinner!

sauteed balsamic mushrooms in a pan

Air Fryer Asparagus

This clean and simple side dish from Wholesome Delicious is a great addition to your keto holiday table.

Image Credit: Wholesome Delicious

Pumpkin Sausage Soup

This isn’t your typical Thanksgiving Day side dish, but it has pumpkin, is keto, and contains no dairy so why not? Add my pumpkin sausage soup to your spread and see what your guests think!

pumpkin sausage soup in a bowl on a fall decorated table

Dairy-Free Keto Thanksgiving Desserts

I’m always too full from the main event and all the appetizers before the dinner to worry about dessert. At least not right after dinner, maybe a few hours later. These low-carb and keto dessert options are food allergy-friendly and so good! No one will be missing out this year!

Pumpkin Brownies

It’s hard to believe these little gems from My Dainty Soul Curry are free of sugar, white flour, and butter! They look so fancy and they are rich and decadent!

Image Credit: My Dainty Soul Curry

Mini Low-Carb Pumpkin ‘Cheesecakes’

These pumpkin cheesecakes from Pretty Pies are a healthy take on a staple Thanksgiving dessert. Your guests will swoon over how amazing they are!

Image Credit: Pretty Pies

Dairy-Free Keto Pumpkin Pie

What’s a Thanksgiving dinner without pumpkin pie? Boring! This one tastes like the real thing and is super indulgent!

dairy-free keto pumpkin pie with coconut whipped cream and pumpkins on a table

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Add a little avocado chocolate mousse from Chocolate Covered Katie to your plate. It’s delicious and decadent.

Image Credit: Chocolate Covered Katie

This one makes my mouth water! Katie includes a vegan cream cheese recipe so you can keep this bad boy dairy-free! Another fantastic dessert recipe by Chocolate Covered Katie.

Image Credit: Chocolate Covered Katie

Step away from the pumpkin-everything for a minute and enjoy some chocolate chip cookie dough bars this Thanksgiving from Sweet As Honey!

Image Credit: Sweet As Honey

Bacon Grease Sugar Cookies

Sometimes pies are overrated. Have a cookie! This recipe is always a fun one to bring out for guests, they’ll never believe you when you tell them these cookies are made with bacon grease!

Bacon Grease Sugar Cookie

Holiday Frosted Gingerbread Cookies

This is a cool cookie recipe from The Big Man’s World that everyone will love regardless if they are keto or not! This recipe even includes a homemade dairy-free ‘cream cheese’ frosting option.

Image Credit: The Big Man’s World

Apple Pie Muffins

When you don’t want to wreck your health goals by nibbling on traditional apple pie this Thanksgiving, give The Big Man’s World apple pie muffins a go!

Image Credit: The Big Man’s World

Vegan & Keto Pecan Pie

Keto and dairy-free pecan pie? Yup! You’re going to love this healthy version of the staple Thanksgiving dinner dessert from Cassidy’s Craveable Creations.

Image Credit: Cassidy’s Craveable Creations

Pumpkin Bread

Here we have another scrumptious specimen of Thanksgiving goodness. This decadent pumpkin bread recipe calls for butter, make sure you substitute the butter for softened coconut oil.

Pumpkin Bread Loaf on Plate

These keto dairy-free Thanksgiving recipes are sure to please everyone this at your table and your dairy-free friends will be so grateful! Happy Thanksgiving!

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About author

Heather Cooan

Heather is a marketing executive turned functional nutrition consultant and educator. Heather advocates for informed consent, bodily autonomy, and healthcare authorship. She speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle design interventions for health recovery. Heather successfully recovered her health from vulvar cancer, Hashimoto's, and lichen sclerosus. She reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, arteriosclerosis, and fatty liver utilizing a food-as-medicine and integrated clinical treatment approach. Heather is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, Nutrition Therapy Practitioner, and is earning her Oncology Nutrition Consulting Certification. Heather successfully recovered her health from vulvar cancer, Hashimoto's, and lichen sclerosus. She reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, arteriosclerosis, and fatty liver utilizing a food-as-medicine and integrated clinical treatment approach. Heather is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner and Nutrition Therapy Practitioner.

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