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32 Keto Side Dishes for Christmas

The holidays are usually a time for over-indulging, but this year, you can stay true to your keto lifestyle with a keto Christmas dinner! I hand-picked this collection of keto side dishes for your Christmas feast, so that you can enjoy something delicious AND still keto!

When I was still a chef, we would make dozens of Christmas dinners that we’d sell as a package to busy families, and I can tell you, I’ve seen all kinds of different side dishes, but I think you’re really going to love these. Dig in!


keto stuffing
If you’re having a turkey, a GREAT STUFFING is a must! Loaded with flavor, herbs, and plenty of meaty goodness, this keto stuffing recipe is almost a meal by itself!

2. Keto Cranberry Sauce

keto cranberry sauce
Another must-have side dish, keto Cranberry Sauce is delightfully zippy and the perfect match with turkey and other roasted meats.

3. Steakhouse Creamed Spinach

steakhouse creamed spinach in a single serving dish
This cheesy, creamy, and oh-so tasty keto vegetable recipe is so good, it’ll be the star of your holiday table!

4. Cheesy Baked Asparagus with Bacon & Bell Peppers

keto cheesy baked asparagus
This festive looking side dish is an easy and impressive fix, and check out the red and green colors!

5. Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

keto parmesan brussels sprouts with bacon in a black cast iron serving dish
Smothered in a cheesy, creamy sauce and with plenty of bacon, these keto Cheesy Brussels Sprouts will be the hit of your keto Christmas.

6. Pickled Cauliflower

keto pickled cauliflower
Add some crunch to your holiday table with perfectly pickled cauliflower! This keto cauliflower is an easy make-ahead classic.

7. Skillet Cabbage with Smoked Sausage

skillet cabbage and sausage in a black serving bowl
Loaded with flavor, this delicious keto side dish recipe is practically a meal all on its own! Keto cabbage recipes have never been tastier than this keto cabbage and sausage dish!

8. Italian Brussels Sprouts with Sausage

Italian brussels sprouts with sausage on a black oval bowl with a spoon
This impressive dish is filled with big flavors! Use a spicy Italian sausage to add some kick to your meal, or stick with a mild sweet sausage – the choice is yours!

9. Broccoli with Garlic & Parmesan

keto broccoli with garlic and parmesan on a white rectangular plate
Save oven space and use your air fryer to make this stunning keto Broccoli & Parmesan side dish. Everyone will love this keto broccoli recipe.

10. Asparagus with Lemon Sauce

easy keto asparagus with lemon sauce
Keto Asparagus with Lemon Sauce is a lemony and light side dish – the perfect complement to a heavy meal!

11. Skillet Cabbage with Bacon & Garlic

Cooked Skillet Cabbage with Bacon and Garlic.
Cabbage with bacon and garlic? MmmMmmmMmm! That’s all you need on your holiday table!

12. Southern Green Beans

keto Southern style green beans in a serving bowl.
This flavor-packed keto green bean recipe is perfect for the holidays. Make it a day or two ahead of time and just reheat these keto Southern Green Beans when you’re ready to eat.

13. Brussels Sprouts with Almonds & Brown Butter

keto brussels sprouts with almonds & brown butter in a serving dish
Keto Brussels Sprouts with Almonds and Brown Butter is a simple but oh-so delicious keto Christmas side dish.

14. Myrt’s Stellar Pumpkin Pie

keto pumpkin pie
This Keto Pumpkin Pie is the perfect finish to any keto holiday meal.

15. Cheesy Broccoli Mash with Bacon

Two white bowls of Cheesy Broccoli Mash with Bacon and a wedge of cheese in the background.
This is comfort food at its finest! Cheesy and with plenty of bacon, this hearty dish is perfect for your next Christmas feast.

16. Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole in a white serving dish next to a wooden handled spoon.
What keto holiday meal would be complete without Green Bean Casserole? This traditional dish has all the flavor and none of the carbs!

17. Skillet Braised Kale with Garlic

Skillet Braised Kale with Garlic in a serving dish.
Fall in love with kale all over again with this flavor-packed dish that’s crazy-good and crazy-nutritious!

18. Silky Mashed Cauliflower

Silky Mashed Cauliflower with butter and rosemary garnish in a white bowl with a spoon.
You won’t even miss the potatoes when you pour gravy all over this keto mashed cauliflower recipe! This is one of the essential keto side dishes for Christmas!

19. Sauteed Green Beans in Bacon Cream Sauce

Sauteed Green Beans in Bacon Cream Sauce on a small white plate with a fork.

20. Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

Closeup of a cooked pesto stuffed mushroom on a non-stick baking mat.
Serve them as a side dish or appetizer, but make lots because these gems are going to get gobbled up quickly at your keto holiday meal!

21. Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Closeup of cooked Smashed Brussels Sprouts.
Crispy around the edges and so full of flavor, even sprout haters are going to love these Smashed Brussels Sprouts!

22. Mashed Turnips

Mashed Turnips in a blue bowl next to raw turnips and chives.
This tasty keto side dish is so good, nobody will ever guess it is turnips! Yum! Pass the gravy, please!

23. Keto Broccoli Casserole

Keto Broccoli Casserole in a square baking dish next to a serving spoon.
With plenty of cheese and a creamy sauce, everyone will want seconds of this easy and tasty side dish!

24. Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Closeup of Stir Fried Brussels Sprouts with Bacon in a white bowl.
Bacon and sprouts taste so good together, and this quick side dish recipe can be on your holiday table in no time!

25. Garlic-Rubbed Cabbage Steaks

Seven Garlic Rubbed Cabbage Steaks on a sheet pan, browned from the oven.
This is an easy and tasty make-ahead side dish that has plenty of flavor and none of the carbs!

26. Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

Closeup of Cheesy Cauliflower Bake in a rectangular white serving dish.
Cheese and cauliflower are a tasty combination, and with this hearty side dish, you’ll be fighting over who gets the last spoonful!

27. Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad

Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad in a serving bowl with serving utensils and shredded Parmesan cheese.
With a delicious dressing and plenty of crunch, keep things cool on your holiday table with this amazing salad.

28. Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts with Red Pepper and Parmesan Cheese

Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts with Red Pepper and Parmesan Cheese in a white bowl with a spoon.
With plenty of big flavors and tangy onions, this keto Brussels sprouts recipe is a grown-up keto side dish for Christmas!

29. Keto Garlic Bread

Eight Keto Garlic Bread pieces with a knife and bowl of herbed melted butter.
What holiday table would be complete without bread? Keep the flavor going with this garlic and butter-infused keto garlic bread!

30. Air Fryer Garlic Mushrooms

A bowl of Air Fryer Garlic Mushrooms with a garnish of parsley.
You’d better make extra of these Air Fryer Garlic Mushrooms because they’re tasty as an appetizer or side dish!

31. Keto Green Bean Casserole

Keto Green Bean Casserole in a round silver serving dish with a spoon.
Here’s another version of the holiday classic, this time with an irresistible crunchy topping!

32. Keto Pumpkin Pie Recipe

One slice of Keto Pumpkin Pie on a white plate with a dollop of whipped cream on top.
Every holiday feast must finish with something sweet, and this amazing pumpkin pie is going to steal the meal!
about jenn

Hi, I’m Jenn!

I’m a cookbook author (Keto Soup Cookbook and Keto Diabetic Cookbook and Meal Plan) as well as a retired chef, recipe developer, and writer of this blog (that’s a lot of hats!). I embarked on a journey to create foodie-worthy Keto-friendly meals that any home cook can be proud of! No matter if you’re low-carb, no-carb, dirty, or strict Keto, there are recipes in Keto Cooking Wins for you and your family. Read more...

8 thoughts on “32 Keto Side Dishes for Christmas”

  1. Thanks for sharing all these delicious keto ideas! My boyfriend just started the diet, so this is perfect timing.


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