These keto Christmas recipes will help you plan your low carb holiday menu course by course. From make ahead breakfast casseroles to festive appetizers, main dishes, sides and desserts consider your Christmas menu planned!
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Worried about sticking to your low carb or keto diet during the holidays? It’s not just you. Every year, women (and men) with the best intentions slip a little. If you want to make sure that doesn’t happen to you – make a plan!
My first holiday season on keto was not easy.
My family didn’t get it – heck, my mom still can’t pronounce keto: It’s KEY-TOE, Mom!
I made it through by finding fabulous low carb recipes that tasted like the classics – Thanksgiving & Christmas recipes that most of my family members don’t even recognize as “diet”! (If you missed the keto Thanksgiving recipes I’ll forgive you, but you may want to circle back to that one later! Even if it’s just for my friend Kacey’s bacon wrapped turkey recipe!)
What I’m saying is that if this is your first year-err-holiday season on the keto diet you need to prepare for a challenge and come to the table with low carb recipes like these Christmas recipes I’m sharing today.
Here’s how I’ve organized this year’s Christmas feast: breakfasts, appetizers, sides, mains, and then, of course, dessert! To get to any of the recipes super fast just click on the image!
And please, enjoy!
Make Christmas morning a little easier by making one of my favorite keto casseroles ahead! This delicious breakfast casserole is the perfect combination of Italian sausage, eggs, Parmesan cheese, and roasted red pepper. Get the recipe on Food Faith Fitness
Make this keto casserole 1-3 days ahead or right now and freeze it for later! Either way, you’ll spend 45 minutes tops on creating this fabulous combination of breakfast sausage, eggs, heavy cream, cheddar cheese, and broccoli. Get the details on Wholesome Yum
Do you always run out of oven space? Me too! That’s why I’m including this brilliant breakfast casserole you can make in the crockpot! Get the recipe on the KetoDiet App
Soft & fluffy cinnamon rolls make a great low carb breakfast for Christmas Day. Only 1.3 net grams of carb per roll! Get the recipe on Sugar Free Londoner
Perfectly poached eggs with Hollandaise, prosciutto and tomato on a zucchini fritter with 5 net carbs – a perfectly low carb brunch recipe that you can put together in 20 minutes.
Keto Christmas Appetizers
Light, fluffy, and low carb blinis! In case you’re wondering, a blini is a Russian pancake traditionally made from wheat-but these are keto-friendly! Topped with salmon and cream cheese these are the perfect Christmas appetizer! Feel free to impress everyone at your next holiday gathering with your vast knowledge of appetizer trivia. I won’t tell! Get the recipe on KetoDiet App
We love a pick up appetizer. Oh, and if you’re going for a rustic look on your holiday grazing table I have seen these wood trays at Walmart for around $9 each! Get the recipe on My Kitchen Love
Everyone will adore this keto-friendly appetizer! Bonus: You can make this one ahead! Get the recipe on gnom-gnom
These mini BLT’s make the perfect bite-sized holiday party appetizer!
There’s something for everyone on an Antipasto platter. You can’t go wrong. Unless you’re hosting a family event in which case, expect some drama. But not over the food! Add all of your (& maybe your sister’s) favorite meats, cheeses, olives, peppers-and don’t forget lettuce for garnish. It’s VIP for the presentation! Get more details on Mantitlement
It’s Christmas so we are upping our appetizer game with seafood & bacon! Make these low carb bacon wrapped scallops in 25 minutes! Get the recipe on Pinch and Swirl
If you’ve got 15 minutes then you have plenty of time to get these cucumber bites assembled & ready to go! All you need is cucumber, avocado, smoked salmon, and a few black or white sesame seeds! Get the recipe on Tastaholics
Interested in a dip that tastes like heaven mixed with bacon, garlic, and cheese? Warning: This is addictive! For a seriously amazing Christmas appetizer or anytime snack (Why wait for an occasion?) you must have this spinach dip in your life! Get the recipe on Ruled.Me
This clean eating keto recipe is the best of land and sea in an appetizer! Get the fabulous recipe on Our Food Fix
Each bacon-wrapped mushroom is perfectly portioned to pack a ton of flavor without the carbs! The major players are super healthy, superfood white button mushrooms stuffed with a decadent combination of smoked cheddar, Parmesan, & cream cheese with garlic cloves and onions then wrapped in bacon. Bake in the oven or grill.
Keto Christmas Side Dishes
Mushrooms, cauliflower, tomatoes, and garlic roasted Italian-style! Delicious with a fabulous presentation! Get the recipe on Jo Cooks
Butternut squash subs in this keto-friendly version of a classic holiday recipe. One of my favorite keto Christmas recipes! Get the full recipe on Wholesome Yum
This 4 ingredient green bean recipe comes together fast and goes with everything! Get the recipe on Food Faith Fitness
Thick, creamy, and delicious this keto cauliflower side dish is so amazing you will never feel tempted by a potato again! Get the recipe on I Breathe I’m Hungry
I love a broccoli salad with Christmas dinner! This one has everything you’re looking for in a Christmas side: a strong and bold flavor that goes well with any main course along with a fabulous presentation. Bonus: You can make it in under 30 minutes! Get the recipe on Savory Tooth
If you’re looking for a vegan side to serve or want to try something new this year please let me suggest this delicious cauliflower rice dish! It’s easy and will only take 30 minutes from start to finish! Get the recipe on Detoxinista
The ultimate keto comfort food! Loaded with cheddar cheese, sour cream, butter, chives, and bacon! Get the recipe on Low Carb Maven
Related: 46 Keto Sides For Every Occasion
The Main Course
Bacon-Wrapped Balsamic & Rosemary Beef Tenderloin If you’re planning on serving (and devouring) a beef tenderloin for Christmas dinner here’s the only recipe you need! Wrapped in bacon and seasoned with rosemary, sage, garlic, butter, and balsamic vinegar this beef tenderloin will be the star of the show! Get this fabulous recipe on The Cookie Writer
Garlic Butter Prime Rib This mind-blowing prime rib is melt in your mouth tender with a seared garlic butter herb crust that is nothing short of amazing! Can you sense my enthusiasm for this cut of beef? Get the details on how to prep & cook it on The Recipe Critic
I believe ham may be mandatory for Christmas dinner-without the carbs of course! Get this low carb recipe on I Breathe I’m Hungry
Is it Christmas without eggnog? Get your festive drink on with this must-have rich and creamy keto Christmas recipe! Find it on Ruled.Me
This rich and decadent chocolate dessert is perfect for holiday baking and chocolate lovers everywhere:)
Satisfy your chocolate cravings & stay in ketosis with this delightful dessert recipe with only 1 net carb per truffle! Get the details on It’s Simple by How To This And That
Make this creamy low carb pecan pie cheesecake in the Instant Pot! Get the recipe on All Day I Dream About Food
Keto Grain-free Rum Balls One of the healthiest keto Christmas recipes ever! Loaded with protein and omega 3’s these keto rum balls are more than a guilt-free Christmas dessert! Get the recipe on Healthful Pursuit
Did I Miss Anything?
Now I’d love to hear from you:
How do you stick to the keto diet during the holidays?
Do you have a favorite low carb holiday recipe that maybe I left out?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below!
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