30 Keto Christmas Recipes! Low Carb Holiday Food So Fabulous You'll Never Miss The Carbs (2024)

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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!

Breakfast Ideas

Make-Ahead Casserole

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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 Ahead Sausage + Cheese Casserole

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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

Slow-Cooker Breakfast Casserole

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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

Sugar-Free Cinnamon Rolls

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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

Zucchini Fritter Eggs Benedict

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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

Blinis

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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

Cheese, Ham & Olive Bites

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We love a pick up appetizer. Oh, and if you’re going for a rustic look on your holiday grazing table – grab a few of these on Amazon. Get the recipe on My Kitchen Love

Brie

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Everyone will adore this keto-friendly appetizer! Bonus: You can make this one ahead! Get the recipe on gnom-gnom

Mini BLT Party Bagels

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These mini BLT’s make the perfect bite-sized holiday party appetizer!

Salad Kabobs

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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

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

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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

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus A 3 ingredient appetizer you can put together fast and disappears even faster at a get together. Double or triple up! Get the recipe on Low Carb Yum

Cucumber Bites

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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

Spinach Dip with Bacon & Roasted Garlic

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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

Crab Stuffed Deviled Eggs

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This clean eating keto recipe is the best of land and sea in an appetizer! Get the fabulous recipe on Our Food Fix

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Mushrooms

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 thenwrapped in bacon. Bake in the oven or grill.

Keto Christmas Side Dishes

Roasted Mushrooms & Veggies

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Mushrooms, cauliflower, tomatoes, and garlic roasted Italian-style! Delicious with a fabulous presentation! Get the recipe on Jo Cooks

Sweet “Potato” Casserole

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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

Green Beans with Prosciutto

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This 4 ingredient green bean recipe comes together fast and goes with everything! Get the recipe on Food Faith Fitness

Cheesy Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”

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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

Balsamic Roasted Broccoli Salad

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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

Cauliflower Rice Risotto

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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

Loaded Cauliflower

This loaded cauliflower casserole is the ultimate healthy comfort food swap for mashed potatoes. Loads of cream cheese, cheddar, butter, and bacon combined with cauliflower create an unbelievably delicious side dish that is ready to serve in 45 minutes. Get the recipe on Word To Your Mother Blog

Related: 46 Keto Sides For Every Occasion

The Main Course

Bacon-Wrapped Tenderloin

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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

Prime Rib

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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

Rosemary & Mustard Glazed Ham

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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

Desserts

Egg Nog

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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

Christmas Cookie Martini

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Christmas Cookie Martini Recipe For a dessert beverage that won’t kick you out of ketosis! Get the Martini glasses here

Hot Chocolate

Shortbread Cookies

This (keto) shortbread cookies recipe is easy, low carb, gluten-free, and – it tastes like legit old school classic buttery shortbread. Get the recipe on Word To Your Mother Blog

Chocolate Cake

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This rich and decadent chocolate dessert is perfect for holiday baking and chocolate lovers everywhere:)

Chocolate Truffles

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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

Pecan Pie Cheesecake

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Make this creamy low carb pecan pie cheesecake in the Instant Pot! Get the recipe on All Day I Dream About Food

Related: 21 Of The Best Keto Christmas Cookies

Grain-Free Rum Balls

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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

Fudge

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Chocolate & Walnut Keto Fudge Homemade candy at Christmas is the best & this keto fudge will not disappoint! Get the recipe on Ditch The Carbs

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FAQs

What foods can I eat unlimited on keto? ›

Foods You Can Eat on the Ketogenic Diet
  • Fish and seafood.
  • Low-carb veggies.
  • Cheese.
  • Avocados.
  • Poultry.
  • Eggs.
  • Nuts, seeds and healthful oils.
  • Plain Greek yogurt and cottage cheese.
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How to do Christmas on keto? ›

So, What Can I Cook on Keto?
  1. Beef, Green Beans and Mashed Cauliflower. ...
  2. Duck Breast and Sauteed Cauliflower. ...
  3. Honey Mustard Roasted Salmon and Cauliflower. ...
  4. Chicken, Chorizo, and Roasted Veggies. ...
  5. Golden Veggie Soup. ...
  6. Pork Meatballs With Mashed Squash. ...
  7. Steak With Blue Cheese Sauce. ...
  8. Roasted Zucchini and Feta.

What is the lazy keto program? ›

The lazy keto diet is essentially another low-carb eating plan that helps with weight loss. The cardinal rule to lazy keto is to eat no more than 20 grams of carbs per day. Unlike the original keto diet, you do not have to track your calories. You also do not have to count other macronutrients: fat and protein.

Can you eat unlimited salad on keto? ›

Can you eat too much salad on keto? Vegetables do contain carbohydrates, so it is possible to eat too much salad and exceed your carb limit for the day. However, if you're careful about the greens and other veggies you include and don't overdo it, delicious salads can be a staple in your keto diet.

Can I eat unlimited chicken on keto? ›

Not really! If you're embarking on a ketogenic lifestyle, you should know that you actually can't eat a ton of meat on the keto diet. In fact, eating too much protein can kick you out of ketosis, so while meats are definitely okay in moderation on a keto diet, they shouldn't be its number one staple.

What are the top 5 keto foods? ›

The following is a list of the best healthy food options for a keto diet.
  • Fish and seafood. Fish and shellfish are good choices if you're following a keto diet. ...
  • Meat and poultry. ...
  • Non-starchy vegetables. ...
  • Avocados. ...
  • Berries. ...
  • Nuts and seeds. ...
  • Eggs. ...
  • High-fat dairy products.
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Can you eat peanut butter on keto? ›

Peanut butter can definitely be part of a keto diet, but it's best to stick to plain options that are free of extra flavors and sweeteners. Almond butter is a good choice, too, and it's slightly lower in carbs. Additionally, you should be mindful of your portion size if you're trying to lose weight.

What fruit can I eat on keto? ›

Keto fruits by definition are low in carbohydrates. You still need to exercise portion control with most keto-friendly fruits to be within the limits of a keto diet. Keto-friendly fruits include avocados, watermelon, strawberries, lemons, tomatoes, raspberries, peaches, cantaloupe, star fruit, and blackberries.

How do I kick into keto fast? ›

Fasting for 12 hours is the fastest way to get into ketosis. 3 When you're initiating a very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet, the fewer carbs you eat in the first 24 hours and the next few days, the more quickly your glycogen reserves will get depleted and the faster you'll get into ketosis.

What will one cheat day on keto do? ›

The main advantage of observing cheat days has to do with your mindset and determination to continue observing your keto diet. When you are allowed one day a week to indulge in food that you missed, you give the diet flexibility that motivates you to stay on keto long-term.

How do you hit keto fast? ›

Tips to achieve ketosis
  1. Eat 20–50 grams of carbs per day. This can encourage your body to produce ketones. ...
  2. Track your carb intake. ...
  3. Limit eating out at restaurants. ...
  4. Be aware of hidden carb sources. ...
  5. Increase your intake of high quality fats. ...
  6. Try intermittent fasting. ...
  7. Exercise more. ...
  8. Test your ketone levels regularly.

What is sabotaging my keto diet? ›

Not Eating Enough Carbs

According to experts, a person should consume up to 50 grams of carbs per day to be able to stay in ketosis, so instead of cutting carbs completely, incorporate complex nutrient-dense carbs in your meal prep.

Can I eat all I want on keto? ›

While it's true that the keto diet involves eating lots of protein and fat with very limited carbohydrates, it doesn't mean you can eat in infinite quantities. Like any diet, its success depends on you achieving a calorie deficit.

Can you eat beans on keto? ›

Yes, you may include beans in a ketogenic diet. But, be cautious of their carb content. It's best to stick to low-carb options like green beans and black soybeans. Remember, it's all about portion sizes, so choose beans that have the least carb counts.

What foods are 100% carb free? ›

High-fat, Low-protein Zero Carb Foods for Increasing Fat Intake
  • Extra virgin olive oil.
  • Coconut oil.
  • Grass-fed butter or ghee.
  • MCT oil (or MCT Oil Powder)
  • Avocado oil.
  • Animal Fats (including lard)
  • Pepperoni.
  • Beef Pemmican.
Sep 30, 2022

Can you eat unlimited fat and protein on keto? ›

Generally, popular ketogenic resources suggest an average of 70-80% fat from total daily calories, 5-10% carbohydrate, and 10-20% protein. For a 2000-calorie diet, this translates to about 165 grams fat, 40 grams carbohydrate, and 75 grams protein.

Can you eat unlimited eggs on keto? ›

It's totally fine and safe to eat up to 6 eggs a day while on the keto diet. You can consume even more eggs per day occasionally, as long as you make sure that you eat your greens, healthy fats and proteins from other sources.

Can you eat all the fat you want on keto? ›

However, some types of fat bring health risks. Healthful fats for keto include olive oil, avocado oil, seeds, and nuts. It is useful to know how much and what types of fat a person should consume. People on the keto diet need to get 55%–60% of their daily calories from fat in order to stay in ketosis.

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