This is the Ultimate Keto Christmas Dinner Menu featuring more than 35 easy, low-carb & keto appetizer, main, dessert & cocktail recipes for your holiday meal or potluck. Perfect for those who want keto holiday dinner inspiration. But also those who might want more casual recipes when compare to dishes you might serve at a Low Carb & Keto Thanksgiving. Not following a ketogenic lifestyle? No worries, you can absolutely use these recipes to be certain that you make an inclusive meal!
Why share a Keto Christmas Dinner recipes post?
Christmas is often celebrated multiple times with various friends and family members. I love to serve various meals so I’m not stuck in a boring meal rotation. Plus then I have a great variety of leftovers so maybe I won’t even have to cook the remainder of the year.
I’ve got a great selection of low carb Christmas menu ideas across five recipe categories so you can pick and choose to create your perfect menu.
Quick Tips for Hosting a Low Carb Christmas Meal
Make sure each guest has at least 2-3 food options
I always want to make sure I check with my guests ahead of time for any food allergies or restrictions. I want to make sure at least most of the planned menu fits their needs, even if every dish won’t work for every person.
Add some fresh veggies & fruit so that anyone might round out their plate
Make sure and have some raw or roasted veggies, as well as fresh fruit for a sweet treat. Everyone can munch on those and use them to round out their plates no matter what time of day your meal is.
Keto Christmas Dinner Main Dish Ideas
I generally think of a lovely roast as my main Christmas protein. I love the presentation of the beef as you can pair a lot of different vegetables and sides with it, plus you can often buy a cheaper cut and use low and slow cooking methods to make it shine.
I also think of Christmas as a time to have non-traditional main dishes that’s why I included my Keto Korean Beef BBQ Ribs.
If you have guests that don’t eat red meat, I’ve got a great selection of keto seafood recipes, including my Shrimp with Cauliflower Risotto, so make sure and check those out, or combine them into a classic Surf ‘n Turf.
Pressure Cooker Pot Roast – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Easy Baked Sirloin Roast with Herb Rub – Beauty and the Foodie
Seared Shrimp & Cauliflower Rice Risotto – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Keto Korean BBQ Ribs – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Instant Pot Keto Turkey Breast with Garlic Butter Gravy – Recipes from a Pantry
The Ultimate Surf & Turf – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Keto Christmas Dinner Appetizers
Appetizers are a great way to gather people around to chat. Don’t stay in the kitchen alone – invite everyone in with these low carb appetizer ideas. Hot or cold, dips to share, or grab and go bites, it’s all here.
Most of these can be assembled ahead so you can appoint a friend to set them out and get the party started.
Savory Bacon Cranberry Cheese Tartlets – Beauty and the Foodie
Roasted Rosemary Truffle Almonds – Simply So Healthy
Caprese Salad Skewers with Pesto and Bacon – Wholesome Yum
Hot Caprese Dip with Mozzarella, Parmesan and Cream Cheese – The Rising Spoon
Keto Low-Carb Parmesan Baked Artichoke Hearts – Keto Cooking Christian
Keto Cheese Balls – Simply Stacie
Easy Instant Pot Low-Carb Little Smokies – Stylish Cravings
Cauliflower Pizza Bites in Festive Holiday Shapes – Low Carb Yum
Cranberry Jalapeno Queso Fundido Dip – Easy and Delish
Salad and Sides
While I do love plain roasted veggies with their natural sugars, sometimes you just want to dress things up. My selection of Keto side dish recipes will ensure you have every guests’ needs covered.
Fresh herbs help bring out the flavors as well, and make sure you check out the cute Christmas tree of raw veggies below so the kids are encouraged to eat them.
If you are serving a fresh green salad, remember that you can always whip up your own salad dressings rather than grabbing a bottle.
Easy Creamed Spinach – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Mashed Cauliflower – Keto Cooking Christian
Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce – This Mama Cooks! On a Diet
Harvest Squash Casserole – What A Girl Eats
Bacon Wrapped Green Beans – Keto Cooking Christian
Cauliflower Au Gratin – Confessions of a Fit Foodie
Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts – Simply So Healthy
Roasted Cauliflower and Brussel Sprouts with Bacon – Stylish Cravings
Parmesan Bread Bites – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Keto Brussels Sprouts Casserole – Simply Stacie
Air Fryer Garlic Mushrooms Steaks – Recipes from a Pantry
Veggie Christmas Tree – Step Away From The Carbs
Easy Keto Christmas Desserts
Eating Keto doesn’t mean missing out on my favorite course, dessert! As I mentioned in my sweet & savory keto baking recipes post, it simply means being smart about what sweeteners you include and adding fresh fruit for a touch of sweetness.
Kids will love the Santa hat brownies below (and not miss the excess sugar or artificial ingredients) and I’d encourage you to make up some Keto Christmas cookies and provide small containers for people to take treats home at the end of the night.
Keto Chocolate Swiss Roulade – Lowcarb-Nocarb
Low-Carb Santa Hat Brownies – Step Away From The Carbs
Keto Low-Carb Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – Keto Cooking Christian
Easy Keto Cheesecake Brownies – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Keto Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Orange Truffles – Keen for Keto
Keto Cinnamon Stars (German Christmas Cookies) – Sugar Free Londoner
Gluten-Free Cranberry Almond Biscotti Cookies – Low Carb Yum
Low-Carb Christmas Refreshment Recipes
Eggnog is a holiday classic, and I’ve included two versions below so more of your guests can enjoy it. The kids will love Keto Hot Chocolate, and of course, I’ve rounded up some adult beverages.
There’s no need to grab ready-made sugary drinks at the grocery store when you can use simple ingredients at home to have your own keto cocktail hour. Even though we’re talking Christmas dinner here, some of these might work for brunch.
Keto Hot Chocolate – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Keto Low-Carb Wild Berry Zinger Mimosa – Beauty and the Foodie
Fall Apple Cider Margarita – Wicked Spatula
Keto Coquito – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Low- Carb Pomegranate Peach Bellini – Recipes from a Pantry
Keto Vegan Eggnog – My Dainty Soul Curry