Keto Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads for the Holidays
Here’s my updated collection of Keto Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads for the Holidays, and all these holiday recipes are also gluten-free! And I know the holidays are challenging for low-carb eaters, but there are more than 60 Keto holiday recipes here to make the holidays a little more delicious!
PIN Keto Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads to try some later!
I know how hard it is to stick with a low-carb or Keto eating plan during the holidays, and one thing that helps is to have a tasty collection of low-carb holiday recipes! So to help you with that I’m sharing this updated round-up of Keto Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads for the Holidays.
I’m updating this round-up to give you even more options and there are more than 60 amazing recipes here to try. Every recipe here is a favorite I’ve enjoyed many times, so I know you won’t feel deprived with any of these on your holiday table. And there are even some that are red and green, if you like food that tastes good and looks festive.
I hope you’ll find a low-carb dish here you’ll really enjoy when all that sweet holiday food is staring you in the face! And if you’re a long time reader who’s enjoyed some of these favorites through the years, I’d love to hear in the comments about which ones you might be making during the holidays!
What kinds of Keto holiday recipes are featured here?
This collection has both hot and cold Keto appetizers. The largest section is tasty Keto side dishes, featuring broccoli, green beans, asparagus, turnips, mushrooms, artichokes, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts. And there’s a large collection of Keto salads, including some salads with fish for people who celebrate The Feast of the Seven Fishes during the holidays. There are dishes here to serve for a holiday dinner and ideas that would be great to serve on a buffet of holiday foods!
Want more ideas for holiday recipes?
You can check out Holiday Recipes to find more low-carb ideas for holidays all year long! And if you like the idea of festive looking food during the holidays, check out Low-Carb Red-and-Green Holiday Recipes for more ideas, including festive main dishes.
How do you get the complete recipe?
Just click any recipe title to see the complete recipe on Kalyn’s Kitchen!
Keto Appetizers for the Holidays:
Cheddar Pecan Almond Crisps are perfect to make for a special occasion, and these will disappear quickly at a holiday party!
Sheila’s Low-Carb Shrimp Dip is a party recipe I’ve been making for many, many years, and this is always a hit!
Shrimp Cocktail with Sriracha Cocktail Sauce would be a perfect appetizer for a holiday dinner!
Everyone who loves artichokes will love these Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts for an appetizer, and these are quick and easy to make!
This popular recipe for Chile Rellenos Bake is perfect to cut into small pieces and serve with toothpicks for an appetizer.
Air Fryer Shrimp is perfect for a holiday appetizer, and this is quick to make and tastes amazing with the mustard-horseradish sauce shown here.
There’s no doubt that these Ham and Pickle Roll Ups are one of the favorite party foods in my family, and these will always be a hit!
These Stuffed Mushrooms with Olives and Feta are going to get raves if you make them for your family or friends!
More Keto Holiday Appetizers:
- Cucumber Guacamole Appetizer Bites
- Easy Shrimp Ceviche
- Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Ham
- Deviled Eggs with Green Olives
- Baked Swedish Meatballs
- Shrimp with Low-Sugar Cocktail Sauce
- Greek Yogurt Dip (with red and green dippers)
- Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Feta
Keto Side Dishes for the Holidays:
Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms, Balsamic, and Parmesan are one of the all-time most popular holiday side dish recipes on the blog!
Roasted Green Beans and Red Bell Peppers are the perfect festive dish for Christmas dinner!
The last few years this recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola is becoming one of my absolute favorites!
Asparagus is always a treat, and this Roasted Asparagus with Soy Sauce will be a hit at any holiday dinner.
This recipe for Roasted Cauliflower with Red Peppers, Green Olives, and Pine Nuts is something I’ve made for many years during the holidays, and it’s always a wow!
Twice-Baked Cauliflower is one of the most popular side dish recipes on my blog, and this will be a hit with anyone you make it for!
Roasted Asparagus and Peppers are another perfect idea for a dish with holiday colors!
Turnip Gratin with Bacon is an absolute wow side dish for a special dinner, please try this if you haven’t cooked turnips!
Quick Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesameis an easy side dish that’s a wow for any special dinner!
Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds are an amazing way to cook green beans for a special occasion.
In my family this delicious Broccoli Gratin is a must-have Thanksgiving recipe!
And for sure these Shredded Roasted Brussels Sprouts are a holiday side dish I’d always love to see making an appearance!
More Keto Holiday Side Dishes:
- Cauliflower Gratin
- Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Pecorino-Romano Cheese
- Lemony Green Beans
- Easy Brussels Sprouts Gratin
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocado and Pecans
- Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Everything Bagel Seasoning
- Air Fryer Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts
- Asparagus with Melted Gorgonzola and Pine Nuts
- Artichoke Hearts au Gratin
- Green Beans with Lemon, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts
- Barely-Cooked Asparagus with Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette
- Air Fryer Roasted Mushrooms
- Mom’s Artichokes and Artichoke Dipping Sauce
Keto Salads for the Holidays:
Low-Carb German Potato Salad is a Keto version of a classic warm potato salad recipe!
Do I dare say that this Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese is a MUST-HAVE on the Thanksgiving table? You can skip the dried cranberries or use a low-sugar type if you prefer.
Even the people who “don’t like Brussels Sprouts” will devour this Brussel Sprouts Salad with Bacon, Almonds, and Parmesan.
This Spinach Salad with Bacon and Feta is always going to be a hit, I promise!
Rotisserie Chicken Salad is a colorful red and green salad that’s perfect to make with leftover turkey, or make with chicken for a holiday buffet.
This favorite Sweet and Sour Broccoli Salad is a classic that would always be welcome on the holiday table.
This Artichoke Heart Salad with roasted peppers, capers, red onion, and basil is a perfect party dish for artichoke fans! This salad has a few more carbs than some of the others, but I’d just have a smaller serving.
Probably some people won’t want arugula for a holiday dinner, but this recipe for Kalyn’s Favorite Baby Arugula Salad is something I’d always love to have on the table
Broccoli Salad with Feta and Almonds is something that’s always a huge hit whenever I make it.
Greek Chicken Salad with Peperoncini is another perfect idea for leftover turkey or as a buffet salad made with rotisserie chicken.
More Keto Holiday Salads:
- Thanksgiving Green Bean Salad
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
- Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad
- Green Bean Salad with Hearts of Palm
- Salmon Salad with Dill
- Balsamic Spinach Salad with Mushrooms and Feta
- Warm Scallop Caesar Salad
- Chicken and Avocado Salad with Lime and Cilantro
- Salmon and Asparagus Salad
- Loaded Cauliflower Mock Potato Salad
- Artichoke Antipasto Salad
- Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Feta, Capers, and Red Pepper
- Arugula Salad with Feta
- Marinated Cauliflower Antipasto Salad
More Low-Carb and Keto Holiday Recipes:
- How to Cook a Turkey Breast in the CrockPot or Instant Pot
- Keto Salad Recipes for Holiday Dinners
- Keto Broccoli Recipes for Thanksgiving
- Keto Brussels Sprouts Recipes
- Keto Vegetable Recipes for Thanksgiving
- Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
- Low-Carb Red and Green Holiday Recipes
20 Comments on “Keto Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads for the Holidays”
Awesome recipes. My family is surely going to love these! New great dishes on my list.
Kayln, how can you forget about (Trini?) cranberry salsa…every year i have to come here for the recipe.
I do have that in a round-up of my personal top ten which I’m posting today, but it’s not a low-carb recipe so I can’t put it in this collection! Glad to hear you have enjoyed it!
These are perfect for anyone who needs the lowest-carb Thanksgiving menu, whatever the reason!
That roasted asparagus has my name written all over it! YUM!
Thanks Tarah, so glad you like it!
Even though I’m not hosting Thanksgiving this year, I’m going to save these recipes for my next holiday meal planning!
Thanks Lydia; glad you like it!
Thanks for sharing!
Glad you like it!
Just had your Barely-Blanched Broccoli Salad with Feta and Fried Almonds for dinner yesterday – we make it quite a lot!
I think I'm going to try some of these Brussels sprouts recipes soon.
Thanks Elle! Hope you have a great holiday too! I do love that broccoli salad so much!
Hi Kalyn, Thanks for Put these recipes together. I'm just looking holiday side dishes.
My pleasure Alma, hope you enjoy trying some of them!
Thank you Vincent! I hope you love that salad as much as I do, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Was looking for a complimentary salad for Thanksgiving, going to try the spinach salad with cranberries, almonds, & goat cheese! Thank-you for posting so many excellent dishes….
This looks so delicious and utterly addictive, and SO easy to make. This is a must make for the holidays.
Thanks Abbey; hope you will try some of them.
This collection of recipes almost — almost! — makes me wish I were hosting Thanksgiving this year!
Lydia, you had your turn hosting for Canadian Thanksgiving! Glad you like it though. (And several of these recipes will be on my table!)