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32 Keto Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Take the stress and hassle out of planning for Thanksgiving with this collection of tasty keto Thanksgiving side dishes. With something for everyone, from classic favorites to dishes you may not have seen before, treat your family and friends to a keto Thanksgiving feast this year with one of these easy keto recipes!

1. Sausage Stuffing

two small bowls filled with keto stuffing
Keto Sausage Stuffing

Totally keto and totally filled with flavor, this make-ahead Thanksgiving essential can be stuffed into the turkey or served on the side as dressing. Keto Thanksgiving side dishes don’t get much tastier than this!

2. Brussels Sprouts with Almonds & Brown BUtter

brussels sprouts with almonds and brown butter in a serving dish
Brussels Sprouts with Almonds & Brown Butter

Brown butter makes everything better, and this classic keto side dish recipe is no exception! Filled with flavor and a nutty crunch, this keto Brussels sprouts recipe is a keeper!

3. Keto Cranberry Sauce

keto cranberry sauce along with other thanksgiving dishes
Keto Cranberry Sauce

Keto Cranberry Sauce is an essential part of any Thanksgiving feast! This keto version uses just a few ingredients to make a flavor-packed keto side dish!

4. Cheesy Baked Asparagus with Bacon & Bell Peppers

keto cheesy baked asparagus with bacon and bell peppers on a platter
Cheesy Baked Asparagus with Bacon & Bell Peppers

This pretty dish is packed with flavor! Make this show stopping keto Thanksgiving recipe and wow everyone at the table! It just doesn’t get much better than Cheesy Baked Asparagus!

5. Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

keto parmesan brussels sprouts
Parmesan Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Even sprouts haters LOVE this dish! Tender-crisp Brussels sprouts are smothered in a rich, creamy Parmesan sauce with plenty of bacon! Check out this keto Brussels sprouts side dish for your keto Thanksgiving feast!

6. Skillet Cabbage with Smoked Sausage

keto cabbage and sausage side dish in a square skillet
Keto Cabbage & Sausage

It just doesn’t get much easier or tastier than this keto Cabbage & Sausage recipe. It’s easy to make ahead, too, saving you time on feast day.

7. Southern-Style Green Beans

Keto friendly Southern Style Green Beans in a serving bowl.
Southern-Style Green Beans

Green beans get a tasty makeover and cooked-all-day flavors in this easy crockpot dish of Southern-Style Green Beans.

8. Steakhouse Creamed Spinach – Classic Keto Thanksgiving Side Dishes

steakhouse creamed spinach in a square serving dish
Steakhouse Creamed Spinach

Bubbly, cheesey, and filled with garlicky spinach – what’s not to love about keto creamed spinach! It’s another make-ahead gem, so plan on serving this keto spinach recipe at your feast!

9. Tangy Broccoli Salad with Bacon

keto broccoli salad with bacon in a serving dish
Broccoli Salad with Bacon

If you like something cool and creamy with your keto Thanksgiving feast, check out this sweet ‘n tangy keto Broccoli Salad with Bacon that just gets better as it marinades in the fridge.

10. Pickle Coleslaw with Bacon

pickle slaw with bacon in a clear glass bowl
Pickle Coleslaw with Bacon

If you’re used to coleslaw with your holiday feast, jazz it up with this amazing keto coleslaw recipe: Pickle Slaw with Bacon! You’ll never go back to the original after tasting this version!

11. Skillet Cabbage with Bacon & Garlic

Cooked Skillet Cabbage with Bacon and Garlic.
Skillet Cabbage with Bacon and Garlic.

This one-dish wonder will rival your turkey for flavor! Keto or not, everyone will love Skillet Cabbage with Bacon and Garlic!

12. Roasted Shrimp & Cauliflower Salad

A colorful salad with shrimp, cauliflower and veggies in a lemon dressing
Roasted Shrimp & Cauliflower Salad

This is the perfect dish to take to a keto pot luck feast. Colorful and loaded with flavor, it’s another make-ahead classic that gets better in the fridge. Make this keto Shrimp salad today and impress everyone!

13. Beans with Bacon

Yellow string beans with bacon on a rectangular plate
Quick and tasty Beans with Bacon!

It doesn’t get much easier (or tastier) than Beans with Bacon. Green or yellow beans, they’re both terrific!

14. Broccoli-Cauliflower Casserole

Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole in a white serving dish with a spoon.
Broccoli-Cauliflower Casserole

Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole is a low-carb, healthy take on your favorite comfort food that the whole family will enjoy. The casserole is creamy, cheesy and the perfect side dish for dinner or the holidays.

15. Sauteed Asparagus & Mushrooms

Sauteed Asparagus and Mushrooms in an oval white serving dish with a spoon at the side.
Sauteed Asparagus & Mushrooms

The classic combination of asparagus and mushrooms pairs well with turkey. It is a low carb side perfect for keto dieters too!

16. Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

Creamy Mashed Cauliflower in a light blue bowl next to a fork and napkin.
Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

You can make mashed cauliflower taste just like mashed potatoes. Everyone at your table is going to love this low-carb recipe.

17. Broccoli Rabe

Broccoli Rabe on a blue and white porcelain dish with a spoon.
Broccoli Rabe

While broccoli rabe (rapini) is seldom served outside of Italian cuisine, it can make a great Thanksgiving side dish. It is about the lowest carb of all vegetables, too.

18. Shredded Zucchini & Feta Saute

Shredded Zucchini and Feta Sauté on a rectangular black serving dish with a garnish of dill.
Shredded Zucchini & Feta Sauté

This 5-ingredient shredded zucchini recipe is a healthy and easy side dish keto side dish (only 3 Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points!) Sautéed with garlic and dill using low-fat (light) feta, it’s a delicious, gluten-free and low-calorie veggie dish that can be made in 20 minutes! Bonus: It’s also keto-friendly!

19. Cauliflower Gnocchi

The left half of a round black bowl filled with Pan-browned Cauliflower Gnocchi.
Cauliflower Gnocchi

This is a great keto recipe for cauliflower gnocchi. This keto side dish goes perfectly with any meat, cheese or keto sauce. It could be a delicious keto snack too!

20. Jalapeno-Cheddar Muffins

Five Jalapeno-Cheddar Muffins sitting next to a garlic clove, a whole jalapeno and a sprig of basil.
Jalapeno-Cheddar Muffins

Keto jalapeño-cheddar muffins are easy to make and delicious!

21. Turnip Tart

A Turnip Tart on a decorative round plate next to a sprig of rosemary and a fancy napkin.
Turnip Tart

A stunning side dish for any holiday meal, this Turnip Tart will wow your guests and your taste buds!

22. Mashed Cauliflower with Butter & Herbs

Close-up of a bowl of Mashed Cauliflower with Butter & Herbs with a spoon.
Creamy Mashed Cauliflower with Herbs

Ultra-rich and delicious, give your mashed cauliflower an upgrade with fresh herbs! One of the classic keto Thanksgiving side dishes!

23. Baked Parmesan-Garlic Zucchini

Fingers holding one Baked Parmesan-Garlic Zucchini spear above a plate of seven more.
Baked Parmesan-Garlic Zucchini

This Parmesan-Garlic Zucchini is like zucchini on steroids! Rubbed with olive oil and garlic, sprinkled with Parmesan and oregano, then baked in the oven to golden-brown perfection! This is the yummiest way to eat zucchini ever!

24. Pull-Apart Clover Rolls – Must-Have Keto Thanksgiving Side Dishes

A basket of Pull-Apart Clover Rolls with a pat of butter melting on top.
Pull-Apart Clover Rolls

Soft, fluffy and cheesy, these low carb, gluten-free, Keto Pull-Apart Clover Rolls are unbelievably good!

25. Parmesan Roasted Cabbage Wedges

Parmesan Roasted Cabbage Wedge on a round white plate.
Parmesan Roasted Cabbage Wedges

Be prepared to see cabbage in a whole new way once you give these Parmesan Roasted Cabbage Wedges a try! With flavor this incredible, who wouldn’t become a cabbage fan?

26. Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Mash with Bacon

Two white bowls of Cheesy Broccoli Mash with Bacon and a wedge of cheese in the background.
Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Mash with Bacon

Creamy Cheesy Broccoli Mash with Bacon is a low carb, keto and gluten-free side dish and a most delicious way to serve broccoli.

27. Harvest Squash Casserole

Harvest Squash Casserole in a white serving dish with a spoon atop an orange napkin.
Harvest Squash Casserole

Harvest squash casserole is a delicious blend of spaghetti squash and zucchini with garlic and Parmesan cheese. It’s low-carb, gluten-free and keto-friendly.

28. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pistachio-Sage Relish

A wooden spoon serving Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pistachio-Sage Relish into a bowl.
Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Pistachio-Sage Relish

For a nice twist on Keto Thanksgiving side dishes, try this Roasted Brussels Sprouts with a Pistachio Sage relish. It’s keto, paleo, whole30 and vegan!

29. Mashed Turnips – Classic Keto Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Mashed Turnips in a blue bowl next to raw turnips and chives.
Mashed Turnips

This Mashed Turnips recipe is a delicious low-carb, keto and Paleo alternative to the high carbs mashed potatoes.

30. Keto Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

Keto Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole in a porcelain bowl with a silver fork.
Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

Keto Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole Recipe is a great side dish for a holiday meal (it’s a Thanksgiving classic!), roast chicken dinner, or even grilled steak.

31. Eggplant Gratin with Feta Cheese

A spoon serving Eggplant Gratin with Feta Cheese onto round white plates.
Eggplant Gratin with Feta Cheese

This creamy Eggplant Gratin is smothered with a secret white sauce and topped with a generous layer of Gruyere cheese. It is a side dish that is easy to make and will be gone before you know it.

32. Everything Bagel Cauliflower Casserole

A serving spoon scooping up a portion of Everything Bagel Cauliflower Casserole.
Everything Bagel Cauliflower Casserole

Everything Bagel Cauliflower Casserole is a healthier Thanksgiving dish that is cheesy, salty and garlicky all in one bite.

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...

4 thoughts on “32 Keto Thanksgiving Side Dishes”

  1. I can’t wait to try out several of these delicious looking Keto sides… and I am not just going to wait for Thanksgiving!!


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