30 Ketogenic Christmas Meal Ideas and Recipes

Ketogenic Diet Christmas recipe ideas
Planning a big family celebration time inevitably includes food and LOTS of it. You don’t have to fall off the wagon this Christmas, check out these delicious Ketogenic Christmas meal ideas. Perfect for the whole family, without ruining all the hard work you have put in so far.

Now, you aren’t going to get diabetes by going off track for 24 hours, but how many years have you just enjoyed the holiday season, and come away carrying an extra 10 pounds? You can indulge in a few of your favorites, but keep it keto this Christmas with these amazing mains, sides and desserts.

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Ketogenic Christmas Mains Recipes

Luckily this is the easiest dish to do keto, meat is generally always good. Keep the sugar out of the seasoning and spices and you are good to go!

How to Easily Grill a Whole Turkey or Chicken

This is a great idea, it frees up your oven for other things!

How to Easily Grill a Whole Turkey or Chicken.

Instant Pot Chicken

Another option to keep the oven free is to use the instapot – quick, juicy and yummy!

overhead view of instant pot whole chicken on a platter next to a knife

Ketogenic Vegetable Side Dishes

Most vegetables that grow above the ground are great for the keto diet, but for a special celebration, you want more than just plain boiled veg. These recipes are simple and tasty and will wow the whole family.

Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

These are healthy, quick, easy and so amazingly tasty, and they can be made with frozen sprouts!

a bowl of instant pot brussels sprouts

Brussels Sprouts with BACON

I am not a huge fan of Brussels sprouts, but with bacon, they are a whole new thing!

brussel sprouts with bacon is a delicious low carb keto friendly thanksgiving side

Brussels Sprouts with Asiago Cheese

So everything is better with cheese! Especially on keto, and even more especially at Christmas!

Asiago Cheese Brussels Sprouts

Squash and Zucchini 

These crispy fried zucchini and squash chips are the perfect example. What a delicious way to get your veggies in!

Easy Healthy Pan Fried Squash and Zucchini Recipe - This easy pan fried squash recipe (or fried zucchini recipe) is crispy & delicious. Learn how to make fried squash and zucchini the healthy way! Naturally low carb and gluten-free.

Amish Broccoli, Cauliflower and Shrimp Salad

Simple and delicious keto side dish.

Amish Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Shrimps - My PCOS Kitchen - A closeup shot of broccoli and cauliflower salad with tomatoes, red onions and cheddar.

Zucchini Casserole

Give up the potatoes and give this zucchini casserole a try!

a close up of baked zucchini casserole

Grandma Julia’s Green Beans

Take your beans to the next level with Grandma Julia’s treatment

Grandma Julia's Green Beans

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Anaheim Peppers

A yummy appetizer that you can do on the grill

These grilled Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Anaheim Peppers are perfect to make as an appetizer for the holidays or even tailgating! Plus keto friendly as well.

Simple Roasted Radishes

Cooked radishes are a lot milder than raw ones. Roasting them takes away that sharp edge that raw radishes often have.

This roasted radishes recipe is low-carb, keto, and vegan. Super easy and healthy!

Rosemary Roasted Radishes

An easy and low carb alternative to potatoes, these Rosemary Roasted Radishes are a perfect paleo, vegan, and Whole30 approved side dish.

Autumn Pear Salad with Citrus Dressing

Sweet pears on a bed of greens with a tangy citrus dressing is the perfect salad, and while pears aren’t strictly keto, as a one-off they would be a perfect addition to your Christmas fare.

 Autumn Pear Salad with Citrus Dressing | www.homeandplate.com | The perfect salad for any holiday - Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

Cayenne Butternut Squash with Pancetta & Pecans

With a kick of cayenne and is paired with the crunch of toasted pecans and salty pancetta.

 Maple Cayenne Butternut Squash with Pancetta & Pecans | www.homeandplate.com | This maple butternut squash has a kick of cayenne and is paired with the crunch of toasted pecans and salty pancetta. 

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash Buffalo Chicken

A lightened up, mouthwatering recipe you need to experience immediately!

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash Buffalo Chicken (Low Carb) Recipe & Image - Cooked Squash on plate OT

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

This is a yummy, easy veggie side dish the whole family will love

Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

Crab Salad

This is a simple mixture of delectable real lump crab meat and diced crunchy celery tossed in a creamy dressing of mayonnaise, a touch of Dijon mustard, fresh lemon juice, capers and fresh parsley.

Crab Salad served in gray ceramic bowls

Iceberg Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon

This is an American Classic.

Iceberg-Wedge-Salad-with-Bacon-and-Blue-Cheese served on white plates

Roasted mashed cauliflower

This recipe is an easy, low-carb keto alternative to mashed potatoes. The cauliflower is roasted with garlic and an a delicious assortment of herbs and spices then puréed into a silky mash.

This keto low-carb mashed cauliflower recipe is a delicious and simple substitute for mashed potatoes. Loaded with butter, cream, and fresh herbs, this is the perfect side dish for any occasion, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Sauteed Asparagus with Garlic, Butter & Parmesan

A quick & easy sauteed asparagus recipe with butter, garlic & shredded Parmesan cheese.

Sauteed Asparagus with Garlic, Butter & Parmesan

Delicious Artichokes

This no-fail method keeps the meat tender and moist while also infusing the artichoke with fragrant lemon and garlic.

How to Cook Artichokes (Foolproof Method)

Ketogenic Side Dishes

Side dishes aren’t always vegetables! Here are some low carb side dish options you may like to add to your Christmas table.

Savory Bacon Cranberry Cheese Tartlets

These are a delightfully tasty appetizer that is gluten free, low carb and grain free.

Savory Bacon Cranberry Cheese Tartlets- Low Carb , Keto, & Gluten Free. #mahonmenorca #sponsored

Keto Pull Apart Clover Rolls

Soft buttery and cheesy, these low carb, gluten free, Keto Pull Apart Clover Rolls are unbelievable good!

Keto Pull Apart Clover Rolls

Creamy Cheddar Bacon Dip

Perfect for dipping your favorite keto cracker, or bacon chips in.

This Creamy Cheddar Bacon Dip is perfect to make for any tailgating get together and pairs up perfectly with crackers and Coke as well.

Ketogenic Christmas Desserts

Nothing finishes off Christmas dinner quite like a sweet treat. Here are a few of my favorite Keto Desserts.

Keto Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cream Icing

This delicious keto chocolate cake only uses one bowl, has the perfect cake texture, and the whipped cream icing is perfectly sweet.

keto chocolate cake

Gingerbread Cake Roll

An amazing Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake Roll with a delicious sponge, filled with an easy cream cheese icing.

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cake Roll - My PCOS Kitchen - A closeup shot of a gingerbread cake roll with cream cheese frosting over a wooden tray.

Low Carb Fudge

When you are in the mood for something sweet, with no sugar or flour, Low Carb Fudge is the answer to your chocolate cravings!

Cranberry almond biscotti cookies 

These are elegant yet easy to make. They make a tasty gluten free snack or holiday cookie. Perfect with coffee or tea!

Gluten free cranberry almond biscotti cookies

Keto Shortbread cookies

These Keto Shortbread cookies are layered with caramel and hazelnuts for the ultimate low-carb treat.

Boston cream cheesecake

This is my FAVORITE keto desert! it bakes up in no time. It’s got a layer of gluten free cake topped with cheesecake then a layer of chocolate!

Gluten free low carb Boston cream cheesecake sliced

Sugar-free Pumpkin Cheesecake

Fresh and delicious, this one is sure to wow!

Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie

Lemon Fat Bombs

Make a big batch of these paleo keto bites and keep them on hand in the fridge when you need a little something to tide you over.

Keto dairy free lemon fat bombs.jpg

I hope you have found the ketogenic Christmas recipe that you were looking for here! Merry Christmas, and remember to enjoy your holidays!


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