45 Keto Christmas Dinner Recipes | Low-Carb Holiday Menu Ideas

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Fill your menu with these low-carb keto Christmas dinner recipes! You’ll have a feast to remember with many traditional dishes and a few new ones. Enjoy a stress-free holiday and stay on your diet with a healthy keto-friendly spread of appetizers, salads, soups, sides, entrees, drinks, and desserts.

Keto Christmas Dinner menu ideas

Keto-Friendly Christmas Dinner Recipes

Does Christmas conjure up images of tables laden with potatoes, yams, and sugary treats? If it does, you’re not alone!

Eating low-carb over the holidays has certain challenges but with just a little bit of thoughtful planning, you’ll be able to stay on your diet without any problems.

Many of your favorite Christmas dinner dishes are naturally low-carb (like Brussels sprouts and bacon) and others are easily recreated with keto-friendly ingredients (like cranberry sauce).

The good news is that you can still enjoy the same melt-in-your-mouth main dishes, broiled seafood, and parmesan green beans that you grew up eating. The even better news is that you can make an epic Christmas dinner menu with drinks and desserts that are 100% low-carb. With such a meal, no one will miss the potatoes, even when you serve mashed cauliflower instead.

Whether you’re hosting dinner yourself or going elsewhere, make sure there’s something for you to eat. Keep your meal plan on track with this printable Keto Meal Planner.

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Christmas Appetizers & Hors d’oeuvres

Start the holiday feasting with these delicious appetizers. Your guests will gladly gather around these mouth-watering, low-carb hors d’oeuvres. Plus, you’ll enjoy getting the party going with these easy-to-make morsels.

Herb coated cheese ball on white serving plate surrounded by crackers.
Easy Cheese Ball Recipe without Nuts
A low-carb, high-fat appetizer perfect for holiday parties, game nights, and potlucks. With only 15 minutes of hands-on time, this gluten-free and nut-free cheese ball is coated in herbs for an easy and delicious snack or appetizer.
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Two jars filled with classic beef liver pate.
Classic Beef Liver Pate
Beef liver pate is a classic appetizer for the holiday season. You'll find a recipe like this in any 1960's American cookbook! Spread on veggie sticks or low-carb crackers and make it a new annual tradition.
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Buffalo Chicken Dip
The Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip is a slam dunk as far as appetizers go. Creamy ranch dressing, melted cheese, and shredded chicken coupled with a subtly spicy Buffalo tang makes a dip too good to pass. Your holiday guests will huddle around this bubbling, golden, baked dip.
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Pickled hard boiled eggs in a jar on a wooden surface.
Easy Pickled Eggs
Pickled eggs are a great appetizer you can make ahead of time. Their tangy flavor only gets better as the eggs cure! Plus, they are a fun conversation piece too.
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Keto Chicken Liver Pate
This easy keto chicken liver pate recipe with no alcohol is ultra-smooth and creamy. Every bite is packed with flavor and great nutrition! Make this as an appetizer when you really want to wow your guests!
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Easy Bacon Halloumi Bites
Halloumi is tasty all by its squeaky self, but when you wrap it in bacon? Everything is better with bacon. Entice your holiday guests with this appetizer on a toothpick.
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Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
Yes, more bacon-wrapped goodness! These delectable morsels are green beans wrapped in bacon and paired with a mustard vinaigrette. It's a perfect combo of crispy bacon and tender green beans.
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Whipped Feta Dip
Whipped Feta Dip is something you can make while in the kitchen with guests. You can whip up this creamy, savory treat in two minutes while you catch up with loved ones. Five ingredients are all you need!
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Keto Christmas Soups, Salads, and Sides

Side dishes are the most exciting part of the meal for many. Some people wait all year to feast on mac and cheese, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. Now you can feel great about indulging with these awesome, low-carb versions of holiday classics.

Mashed potato in a bowl with a slice of butter.
Low-Carb Mashed Potatoes
This low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes is better than the real thing. The creamy consistency of cauliflower mashed with butter and herbs is too delicious to resist. Everyone can enjoy this recipe without even knowing it is low-carb!
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Easy Air Fryer Green Beans
The Air Fryer makes the quintessential, Christmas side dish of green beans in a fraction of the time. They turn out crispy yet tender. They are so good even the children will want seconds.
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Low carb stuffing recipe in a white dish.
Low-Carb Sausage Stuffing
This grain-free stuffing is fragrant and filled with flavor. Herbs, chicken sausage, and bone broth round out this robust side. No need to deprive yourself of this exemplary, low-carb, Christmas side.
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Baked Mac and cheese in a black pot.
Baked Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Once your family tries this 4-ingredient baked cauliflower keto mac and cheese it will soon become a Christmas tradition. Get your comfort food fix at your holiday meal without the carbs. Furthermore, you'll be able to chat away with family while this mac and cheese bakes in the oven.
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Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
This Garlic-Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower is a family favorite. With only a few ingredients, you have a healthy side dish that people will want to sing carols about. After ten minutes of prep time, you can set a timer and walk away to mingle, keeping your hands free!
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Braised cabbage recipe in a bowl with a spoon.
Easy Braised Cabbage
Braised Cabbage is a simple yet savory addition to your holiday menu. Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it's affordable. Nourish the whole crowd with this scrumptious side dish.
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Keto Stove Top Stuffing
No Christmas dinner is complete without the stuffing. This stovetop stuffing is keto and exquisite. It is something you can make while in the kitchen with guests.
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Avocado Bone Broth Soup
This creamy avocado bone broth soup with turmeric and shiitake mushrooms is deeply satisfying. Add this nutrient-dense soup to the feast to keep your family happy and healthy. It will warm hearts and please palettes.
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Low-Carb Creamed Spinach
This gluten-free twist on the classic creamed spinach is made with real cream and bacon. It goes great with rib roast, prime rib, or just about any protein! Your guests will be talking about this keto makeover!
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Cheddar Bacon Cauliflower Casserole
Cheddar Bacon Cauliflower Casserole covers all the flavor bases. It is easy to make and a winning combination of creamy, cheesy, and bacon-y! This is a holiday side that will be loved from the oldest to the youngest.
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Christmas Holiday Keto Entrees

The heart of your Christmas meal lies ahead in these naturally low-carb recipes. Any one of these entrees will be the highlight of the holiday. Whether you are preparing for a big party or a small gathering, you will find the entree to hit the spot here.

Two grilled ribeye steaks on a cutting board with herbs and spices.
Ribeye Steak
Indulge in the epitome of holiday feasting with a succulent ribeye steak for Christmas dinner. Elevate your festive spread with this premium cut, perfectly seasoned and seared to perfection.
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Classic Prime Rib
Prime rib is naturally keto-friendly and a perfect entree to feed a crowd. Simply rub the roast with salt and chat away with family while the prime rib bakes in the oven. This entree ties all of your favorite holiday sides together beautifully.
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Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin
This juicy pork loin is quick to prepare and sure to please. The bacon-wrapped savory entree bursts with flavor. Plus, it's another great pop-in-the-oven option to keep your hands free for the holiday.
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Keto Christmas main course recipes
Herb Crusted Rib Eye Roast
This garlic and herb-crusted rib-eye roast recipe is a wintertime winner! With minimal prep time, you have a super satisfying main meat dish and an incredible, grain-free gravy to go with it. Add cauliflower mashed potatoes to soak up the delicious juices!
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Simple Keto Ham with Dipping Sauces
Simple keto ham is absolutely good enough to stand alone as an entree, but adding four different fancy sauces makes this dish go above and beyond. Everybody will love to pick and choose between spicy-sweet mustard, avocado lime dressing, roasted red pepper mayo, and horseradish sauce. Best yet, these sauces are all low-carb and easy to make!
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Rib Roast with Garlic Herb Butter
Rib roast with garlic herb butter just got better by adding a delicious red wine sauce. This roast is a crowning jewel to any holiday feast. It's an impressive entree and yet simple to prepare.
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Pork Pinwheels with Zucchini
Pork pinwheels filled with mushrooms, spinach, and feta cheese are both visually enticing and mouth-watering. This dish adds flair to any special occasion. As fancy as it looks, you'll be pleased by how straightforward it is to create.
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Cranberry Pesto Stuffed Lamb
Make American lamb stuffed with cranberry pesto the centerpiece to your holiday spread. This elegant recipe is just a little extra special for Christmas. The color of the cranberries gives it that yule time touch.
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Reverse Sear Standing Rib Roast
Tend to your other dishes while this tender and juicy prime rib roast slow roasts in the oven. The crispy crust comes from searing it to perfection. Otherwise known as Christmas roast, you can't go wrong with this holiday classic.
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Sugar-Free Christmas Drinks & Desserts

Top off a completely stellar holiday soiree with one of these decadent desserts or drinks. These sweet treats are sugar-free and keto-friendly, so no one needs to worry about counting the macros. This year it’s about eating, drinking, and being truly merry because it’s all healthy.

Servings of keto hot chocolate on a wooden surface.
Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate
This hot chocolate provides you with a warm, luscious, liquid dessert in a mug. It has cinnamon and spice and everything nice, including maca, turmeric, and grass-fed beef collagen powder. It's a simple nightcap to make, as well.
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Two glasses of keto eggnog.
Keto Eggnog with Non-Alcoholic Option
This keto eggnog recipe is a great sugar-free alternative to the traditional Christmas drink. Spike low-carb eggnog with bourbon or keep it non-alcoholic, either way, homemade eggnog is one of the best keto drinks for winter!
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Espresso martini served in a stemmed glass.
Keto Espresso Martini
This delicious blend of espresso, vodka, and simple syrup comes together quickly and effortlessly in 5 minutes. Serve this at your next dinner party or holiday gathering and impress your guests!
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Dairy-Free Keto Eggnog
What warm beverage is more Christmas-y than eggnog? Now you can have it dairy-free with this excellent eggnog recipe. Snuggle up with your loved ones with a cup of this to finish off a memorable holiday.
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Macadamia Nut Keto Coffee Cake
This low-carb sugar-free keto coffee cake might be made entirely with healthy ingredients but you will never know by tasting it! There is nothing missing here and it’s a great way to enjoy classic fall and winter flavors while having something sweet over the holiday season.
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Easy Keto Peppermint Fudge
This pink-speckled keto peppermint fudge is pretty enough for a sugar plum fairy to eat. Mix up five wholesome ingredients for a minty fresh fudge. A no-bake treat that's a quick clean-up.
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Keto coconut macaroons in a wooden bowl.
No-Bake Keto Coconut Macaroons
These no-bake Keto Coconut Macaroons look just like snowballs, but are actually a delicious mix of salty and sweet flavors with just a splash of coconut. Made with just 6 ingredients and one bowl clean-up is super easy!
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Peppermint Keto Christmas Cookies
Keto Christmas cookies with a hint of peppermint and two delicious slice and bake options. The first version is rolled in sugar-free crushed peppermint candy, and the second is dipped in sugar-free chocolate. Both are yummy!
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Walnut Cardamom Sugar-Free White Chocolate
There’s something about gazing out at a snow-capped landscape that makes me want to eat white chocolate. This sugar-free recipe combines smooth and creamy cacao butter with crunchy walnuts and spicy cardamom for a treat you don’t want to miss!
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Keto No Bake Cheesecake
Skip being complicated and make this ultimate easy, no-bake keto cheesecake for your crowd-pleasing Christmas dinner. The mouthfeel is amazing! Imagine the sweet, rich, and creamy filling contrasting with a nutty almond flour crust.
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Keto carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and walnut pieces.
Ketogenic Carrot Cake
All of our favorite warming winter spices like cinnamon, ginger, and clove are mixed into this keto carrot cake. Top the final cake with cream cheese frosting and savor every bite with your loved ones.
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Easy Keto Apple Pie Crumble
There’s a secret ingredient in this apply pie crumble that you’ll never guess! Mom’s will celebrate, knowing their children got at least one vegetable in with their Christmas dinner. Cinnamon sweet apple pie has never looked so good on a keto diet as it does here.
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Chocolate Walnut Keto Fudge
What is Christmas without fudge? No need to break your diet this year, treat yourself to a quick sugar-free keto version and you’ll never be tempted by anything else.
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Keto Tiramisu Cheesecake
Combine everyone’s favorite desserts into one epic low-carb and gluten-free treat! Tiramisu meets cheesecake in perfect harmony. You’ll want another piece as soon as the fork scrapes the empty plate.
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Sugar-free chocolate in white background.
Easy Sugar Free Chocolate Recipe with Almonds
These chocolate cups are great to take to any party. They store well and travel even better (as long as it’s not too hot!). The individual servings are ready to nibble when you are.
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Keto Almond Cake
End your feast on a nice note with this crunchy Almond Cake. The light, and not too sweet, dessert pairs well with a hot mug of tea or coffee so everyone leaves the table warmed up and satisfied.
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Keto peppermint patties in a glass bowl.
Keto Peppermint Patties
Minty fresh coconut cream fills each one of these delicious candies. Not only are they fun to make with children, but they’re even better to eat!
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As you see, plenty of low-carb holiday dishes prove sticking to your diet during the holiday season isn’t hard at all.

The holidays don’t need to cause an upset to your plans and prevent you from reaching your health and fitness goals! You’ll savor the meal as much as everyone else by filling up on tasty keto-friendly Christmas feast dishes.

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First published December 22, 2015.

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