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31 Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Louise Hendon | December 16
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Here is my list of Keto Christmas Recipes that you can use to help you cater through the festive season without doing too much damage to your eating routine.

I have included recipes that are low-carb, keto or dairy-free so they can be used by those of you who are watching your weight, but also by those who just prefer low-carb options for health reasons.

Excess can be all too easy at Christmas, but if you watch the portion sizes, you can enjoy these special Christmas treats, entrees and sweet delights without too much worry.

Here are just a few of the Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive we’ve included:

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Keto Christmas Recipes – Beef & Pork Dishes

Beef Wellington

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Ingredients: almond flour, chia flour, egg, ghee, baking soda, salt, button mushrooms, onions, garlic salt, olive oil, filet mignon, prosciutto, yellow mustard.

Beef Wellington is one of those dishes that have a real feel of luxury and indulgence, although it can be made healthier by following this recipe. It is traditionally served as a main for Christmas dinner as an alternative to turkey in the UK. But it would also be perfect as a main for any celebration meal. Wrapping the pastry round the meat can be tricky, but the end result is so good that it is worth the effort!

Paleo Bacon Thyme Breakfast Muffins

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Ingredients: almond flour, bacon bits, ghee, eggs, lemon thyme, baking soda, salt (optional).

Muffins are a great introduction to eating savory for breakfast if you have been used to sugary cereals or bread before. They have the same sort of consistency as regular muffins but have the flavors of the bacon and thyme. You can have fun experimenting with other combinations too – why not try cooked sausage and rosemary?

Low Carb Jalapeno Poppers Smoked with Bacon and Cream Cheese (Contains Dairy)

– Ketogasm

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm

Ingredients: jalapenos, cream cheese, bacon, Hickory wood chips/pellets or choice of wood.

Party food can be a bit of a let-down if you are sticking to a Keto diet, so here is a spicy and delicious option that is packed with flavor. You have the spicy peppers, the smooth cream cheese filling, and then the meaty bacon wrap around it, giving you a wonderful mix of texture in your mouth. These are so easy to eat, so be careful not to overdo it!

Rolled Pork Roast

– A Girl Worth Saving

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: red wine, olive oil, black pepper, sea salt, thyme, celery, jicama, shallot, bacon, boneless pork leg.

Here is another super-impressive Keto and low carb meal to serve instead of turkey on Christmas Day. When you slice this wonderful roast, you can see the spiral of stuffing which gives you even more flavors that get absorbed into the meat. Like all roast meats, this pork roast will be tender and juicy if you allow it to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before carving.

Low Carb Bourbon Glazed Ham

– Caveman Keto

Ingredients: bone-in ham shank, splenda (or use other keto sweetener), ground mustard, champagne vinegar, bourbon, cloves.

A large ham can be a great meat to serve for a celebration and can be quite cost-effective as you will have loads of leftovers! This one is crisscrossed and served glazed, adding even more flavor to the dish. If you can’t find champagne vinegar, any white wine vinegar would do, and don’t worry about serving this to the whole family as the alcohol in the bourbon burns off during the cooking process.

Rosemary Mustard Crusted Baked Ham

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: mustard, mayonnaise, garlic, rosemary, ground pepper, smoked ham.

Here is another really luxurious and decadent-looking ham to serve for friends and family! The ham takes on the flavor of the mustard and rosemary and because the meat is crusted, it stays moist and tender. Why not take advantage next time you see a large ham on offer in a store or at a farmer’s market? You will have loads to eat and plenty of leftovers to have throughout the week.

Corned Beef with Low Carb Mustard Cream Sauce (Contains Dairy)

– My Keto Kitchen

Ingredients: pickled beef, olive oil, onion, garlic, lemon thyme, carrot, whole peppercorns, red wine vinegar, beef stock, butter, dijon mustard, heavy cream, parsley, pepper, salt.

Here is a great recipe that gives you a budget-friendly main for a celebration like St Patrick’s Day, when corned beef is a typical main course, or at Christmas instead of the traditional dishes. You can use a pressure cooker, slow cooker or oven so this is a versatile recipe too. Served with the mustard cream sauce, you have a delicious main that would grace any dinner table!

Keto Christmas Recipes – Chicken & Seafood Dishes

Keto Stuffed Chicken Breast

– Keto Summit

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Ingredients: olive oil, basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, lemon zest and juice, salt, pepper, cauliflower, chicken breasts, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, coconut oil.

Because of the golden brown color on this chicken dish, it looks so yummy before you even try it! Then when you cut into it and are greeted with mouthfuls of tender meat with soft and flavorsome stuffing, you will put this recipe down in your favorites section! If you don’t have a meat mallet you can use a rolling pin or even a pan to pound the chicken flat ready for rolling.

Keto Lemon Garlic Ghee Salmon with Leek Asparagus Ginger Saute

– Keto Summit

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Ingredients: salmon (with skin on), ghee, garlic, lemon juice, salt, lemon, asparagus, leek, ginger powder, avocado oil or olive oil.

Registered Dietitian Franziska Spritzler, RD says, “Salmon is one of the best sources of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA,”  also noting that it’s rich in protein, B-vitamins, potassium, and selenium.

Salmon is one of the healthiest fish you can eat, but because it is fatty it takes strong flavors like ginger to help cut through this. This dish looks so good and yet it can be ready in half an hour, so it would make an impressive meal for a dinner party or for a family lunch. Cooking the salmon in foil helps the fish to absorb all the extra flavor of the garlic and lemon too.

Garlic Shrimp Caesar Salad

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Ingredients: shrimp, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, romaine lettuce, cucumber, Dijon mustard, Paleo mayo.

Although shrimp have quite a delicate flavor, they really take on strong flavors like garlic very well. Served with the creamy sauce and over crisp lettuce and cucumber, the shrimp give a delightful alternative to chicken in this salad. For a celebration meal, this could be served in small portions as an appetizer, but would also make a good main course.

Paleo Coconut Tuna Fish Cakes

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Ingredients: tuna, fresh basil, jalapeno, eggs, coconut flour, coconut flakes, olive oil, salt, coconut oil.

Fish cakes are a real favorite with many families and these are quick and easy to prepare. You can use salmon instead of tuna if you prefer and these can be served on their own, with a salad or with a tomato or fruity salsa. This recipe is also good for batch-cooking, as you can prepare them and store them in the fridge and cook when required.

Magic Shrimp

– Meatified

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: broccoli, shrimp, avocado oil, seasoning blend of your choice, lime.

Here is another adaptable recipe that you can have ready in a matter of minutes! Perfect for the holidays when you have a load of other things to do, or after a busy day when you can’t wait too long for a satisfying meal. You can use whatever vegetables you like and whatever seasoning you prefer, but I recommend an Italian seasoning would taste great here.

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu (Contains Dairy)

– Ketogasm

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm

Ingredients: chicken breasts large, salt, pepper, Swiss cheese, ham.

Chicken cordon bleu normally involves some really unhealthy breadcrumb coating, so if you want the healthy option, follow this recipe for the most delicious meal of chicken, ham and cheese. Cooking via the sous vide method will ensure that the chicken is cooked evenly throughout, giving you peace of mind if you are serving this to guests – there’s nothing worse than finding raw chicken in the middle of your meal!

Keto Chicken Pot Pie (Contains Dairy)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: butter, chicken breasts, yellow onion, carrots, garlic, dried thyme, white wine vinegar, chicken broth, peas, heavy cream, sea salt, ground black pepper, almond flour, ground flax seeds, xanthan gum, baking powder, sour cream, egg white.

This pot pie has a wonderfully crumbly topping and is filled with creamy chicken and sauce, giving it a real comfort food feel. If you don’t want to use carrot and peas because of the added carbs, you could always sub them for your favorite low-carb ones, but there is not much used here, so just for once in a while they would be fine. You might find it easier to sandwich the pastry between parchment paper sheets before rolling.

Keto Christmas Recipes – Side Dishes

Keto Cauliflower Dip

– Keto Summit

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Ingredients: cauliflower, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, tahini (or almond butter), sea salt, ground black pepper.

Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable, and it even makes a great dip for snacks or party food served with vegetable crudités of your choice. The lemon juice and garlic give this dip a flavor not unlike hummus, yet the cauliflower keeps it light. Cucumber and celery make great tools to use to get this fabulous dip down!

Keto Garlic Spinach Saute Recipe

– Keto Summit

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Ingredients: avocado oil, spinach, garlic, salt.

Spinach is actually better for you when it is cooked as it releases more vitamins, so makes a great healthy side dish to serve with roast meats or fish. It goes well with the flavor of the garlic and is a quick and easy dish to prepare. Try serving this with your turkey at Thanksgiving or Christmas as a healthy alternative to some of the more traditional sides.

Easy Bacon Brussels Sprouts

– Keto Summit


Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Ingredients: Brussels sprouts, bacon.

This recipe has become a regular feature at Christmas in many households, but there is no reason not to eat them throughout the year! Adding the bacon to the sprouts gives them a milder flavor, so even members of the family who are not too keen on the taste might be persuaded. The texture of the sprouts is complemented by the crunch of the bacon making this a great side dish for roast meats.

Chinese Egg Scallion Pancakes

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Ingredients: eggs, scallions, salt, avocado oil or olive oil.

This recipe is very adaptable and is not limited to breakfast. The pancakes are great to start the day, served with a little hot sauce, or they can be used as wraps for a lovely light lunch rolled around stir-fried vegetables. The scallions add a really good fresh taste to these pancakes and they could even be used as a starter for an Asian meal.

Mini Spinach Meatloaves

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Ingredients: ground pork, ground beef, onion, garlic, fresh spinach, eggs, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, almond or coconut milk, coconut oil.

What a versatile dish this is! These tasty little meatloaves would be ideal for a healthy breakfast, a light lunch or as a snack on the go, but would also make a great appetizer for a dinner party, or as party food! The list is endless! You could even use ground turkey instead of beef if you prefer and alter the seasoning to make it more your own. Have fun experimenting with different combinations!

Keto Cheese Dip (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: Edam cheese, heavy cream, almond milk or coconut milk, Havarti cheese, chicken stock, butter, ground mustard seed, ground sage, dried thyme, dried oregano, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, cayenne powder, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, ground black pepper, olive oil, fresh cilantro.

This Keto recipe reminded me straight away of the hot and spicy cheese dip served in our local Mexican restaurant. AInd I am sure it would go down well at any party or celebration served with pork rinds or vegetable crudités. It is spicy and full of rich flavors and has a bit of texture from the peppers, and would look amazing served in a rustic dish for your friends and family to dip into!

Mushroom Risotto with Cauliflower Rice (Contains Dairy)

– Peace Love and Low Carb

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: butter, olive oil, garlic, onion, shallot, cremini mushrooms, chicken stock, riced cauliflower, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, parsley, sea salt, black pepper.

With all the flavors of a traditional mushroom risotto but without the carbs, this Keto dish would impress at any dinner party. The cauliflower rice gives the same type of texture as al dente risotto rice, and absorbs the liquid to a degree, but you might need to reduce it down a bit before serving. Risotto is a great side dish for a roast, but you can also add leftover meats like chicken or turkey into it too for a tasty and satisfying main.

Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

– Low Carb Maven

Ingredients: asparagus, water, salt, pepper, salted butter, egg yolks, Dijon mustard, lemon juice (or white vinegar), cayenne pepper, white pepper.

Hollandaise sauce can be a bit tricky to make as it has to be whisked continuously or it will split, so this recipe will come in very handy as all you need is a blender! And how elegant does asparagus look on a Christmas table served with the creamy sauce? You could even wrap the asparagus in parma ham and oven-cook before serving with the hollandaise as an appetizer!

Keto Christmas Recipes – Eggnog & Desserts

Keto Eggnog

-Keto Summit

Keto Eggnog
Ingredients: egg yolks, erythritol or stevia, coconut milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla extract.

Here is a helpful dairy-free Keto eggnog recipe. It has the same creamy texture and traditional flavors but without the heavy cream. There’s a touch of erythritol or stevia in the recipe to give it a slight sweetness without adding in the carbs.

Keto Chocolate Fudge

– Keto Summit

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Ingredients: 100% dark chocolate, coconut butter, vanilla extract, Stevia.

These fudge pieces look so delicious and indulgent that it is hard to believe they are dairy-free! This is a totally versatile recipe that can be adapted by adding your own ingredients. For example, if you like nuts you can add some chopped pecans for a bit of crunch, or add in some spice such as ginger to pep up the end result. These would make a lovely gift for a friend, or just enjoy them yourself!

Keto Layered Peppermint Patties

– Keto Summit

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Ingredients: coconut butter, unsweetened shredded coconut, coconut oil, peppermint extract, stevia, 100% dark chocolate.

These pretty patties look very impressive because of the different layers, but are quite simple to make. They make a wonderful addition to party food or packed in a decorative container as a gift for a host. If you love coconut then you could also sprinkle some shreds on the top for an even more intense coconut hit!

Spiced Chocolate Covered Pecans

– Keto Summit

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Ingredients: pecan halves, 100% dark chocolate, spices of your choosing.

Chocolate-covered nuts presented in a lovely box can be a super present for a friend or neighbor, or can be served as impressive nibbles at a drinks party. These ones can be spiced with your favorites – try ginger, cinnamon or vanilla. The most important tip here is to watch the nuts carefully as they cook, as they can burn quite easily.

Sugar Free Holiday Eggnog (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: heavy cream, powdered erythritol or Swerve, stevia extract powder, eggs, sugar-free vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, almond milk, rum (optional).

A list of Keto Christmas recipes wouldn’t be complete without a Keto eggnog recipe. Although this recipe still has heavy cream and eggs in it, it is still lighter than traditional eggnog recipes because you fold the beaten egg whites just before serving. This holiday favorite is sweet and deliciously creamy and can leave you feeling more than satisfied. Just before serving, sprinkle a little-grated nutmeg or cinnamon on top.

Keto Eggnog (Contains Dairy)

– Keto Size Me

Ingredients: heavy cream, coconut milk, eggs, liquid stevia/powdered stevia extract/stevia in the raw, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice.

Here is another slant on a traditional Christmas treat that has the addition of pumpkin pie spice, making it even more tasty and delicious! It tastes so good that no one will believe it is actually sugar-free and a healthier option for the holidays. The spice will intensify even more if you allow it to sit in the refrigerator overnight.

Keto Apple Pie Filling Recipe with Chayote

– Ketogasm

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm

Ingredients: water, monkfruit sweetener or low carb sweetener of choice, lemon juice, cream of tartar, cinnamon, nutmeg, chayote, ghee or butter.

If you have never heard of chayote, it is a member of the same family as squashes and melons and has a fruity flavor. That is why it makes a great alternative to apples in this recipe, as apples are not strictly keto. The chayote can be sliced in the same way as an apple to give the appearance of a traditional apple pie, and it retains much the same texture when cooked.

Low Carb Christmas Mince Pies

– Ditch The Carbs

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: almond meal/flour, egg, coconut flour, granulated sweetener of choice, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, apple, butter, mixed spice, ground cardamom, ground cloves, brandy, double/heavy cream.

These little Christmas treats are a spin on traditional ones, but don’t have the high sugar content and are significantly healthier! Even though you are not using mincemeat, you still get
the fruity taste from the apple and the spices bring a heap of flavor to these pretty little pies. Obviously these pies are designed for adults as they contain alcohol, but if your little ones are looking for a treat too then just omit the brandy!

Easy Keto Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Keto Christmas Recipes To Make You Feel Festive

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: butter, almond flour, confectioner’s style erythritol sweetener, pistachios, vanilla extract.

These simple nutty cookies would be a great idea to serve whenever you have friends coming round for coffee, but would also make the perfect cookie for Christmas. The shortbread is rich and buttery in flavor and is studded with the pistachios which add a nutty twist to the flavor. These can be stored in an airtight container for a couple of days, or even frozen, so you can make some ahead of time.

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Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.