01 of 16
Fennel Avocado Salad
Give your hearty holiday meal a bit of brightness by serving a cool and refreshing salad. Crunchy fennel, creamy avocado, and spicy red onion are tossed with fresh lemon juice and olive oil for a
super simple salad. The flavors of fresh fennel go nicely with rich roasted meats like goose and pork.
02 of 16
Garlic and Herb Crusted Pork Loin Roast
A simple coating of chopped garlic and fresh herbs gives this
pork loin roasttons of flavor. Start this recipe several hours before the meal and let rest for a few minutes before slicing to keep the meat moist. For the herbs, a combination of rosemary, sage, and thyme would be holiday-appropriate.
03 of 16
Grilled Stuffed Turkey Breast With Goat Cheese, Bacon, and Mushrooms
Stuffed with sliced mushrooms, spinach, goat cheese, and sunflower seeds, then grilled, this is not your average turkey dinner. The large
stuffed breastwill feed a small crowd and there's no wheat or starch in sight. If desired, add chopped rosemary and thyme to the stuffing for more holiday flavor.
04 of 16
Luxurious, Buttery Creamed Spinach
The ideal side dish for meaty mains like beef, chicken, lamb, or duck,
creamed spinachis quick and easy to make. This recipe doesn't use any flour, making it low-carb, but still creamy. A handful of freshly grated Parmesan cheese adds a punch of flavor.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
05 of 16
Guacamole Deviled Eggs
High-protein and full of good fat, these
deviled eggsswap the typical mayonnaise for avocado. A little cilantro, garlic, and lime juice add the flavors of guacamole, combining two snacks into one. Make this appetizer ahead of time, stick it in the fridge, and pull it out before the Christmas meal to whet everyone's appetite.
06 of 16
Easy Skillet Green Beans and Bacon
For a simple side dish that will have guests going back for seconds, sauté fresh
greens beans and crispy bacon. It's much lighter than green bean casserole and it's keto- and low-carb friendly. Add shallots and garlic if you like or swap them for the bacon for a vegetarian dish.
07 of 16
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
creamy cauliflower soupis a lovely way to start a Christmas meal. Roasting the florets first gives it something extra and curry powder adds layers of flavor. You can make this soup ahead of time and reheat it when it's time to serve. Top with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro or parsley leaves.
08 of 16
For a classic Dickensian-style Christmas dinner, prepare a
roast goose. The bird is brinedovernight (leave out the sugar if you like) for maximum juiciness and roasted slowly. It makes an impressive centerpiece for a festive holiday meal.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
09 of 16
This low-carb version of stuffing uses keto cornbread as its base with sautéed celery, onion, fresh herbs, stock, and eggs. You can assemble this
keto stuffingthe day before and bake it about an hour before you are ready to eat.
10 of 16
A luxurious gravy is delicious served with any roast meat, not just turkey. If you're making a beef main dish, simply swap the turkey broth for beef broth. The key to this
keto gravyis the addition of eggs and gelatin, replacing the standard flour for a thick mixture.
11 of 16
Leek Gratin With Cream and Fontina Cheese
Who says you need potatoes to have a gooey, savory gratin? In this keto-friendly side dish, there are no carbs in sight. Tender simmered leeks are baked with cream and cheese until bubbly and browned. Swap out the cheeses with your favorites to make this
leek gratinyour own.
12 of 16
White Christmas Dream
You can't have a holiday feast without a good cocktail. Creamy and lightly sweet, the
White Christmas Dreamgoes down easy. Top with a dusting of freshly-grated nutmeg just before serving. If you're avoiding processed sugar in liqueurs like amaretto, try a honey-sweetened kogel mogel.Continue to 13 of 16 below.
13 of 16
Fontina, Spinach, and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed with a savory filling and baked, these
mushroom capsare a tasty way to start a meal or serve as a side dish. This recipe doesn't contain breadcrumbs like most classic recipes, making it low carb. The mixture of spinach, fontina cheese, bacon, and mushrooms is savory and satisfying.
14 of 16
Simple Sautéed Brussels Sprouts and Onions Brussels sproutsare always a nice addition to a holiday table and this version is quick and easy. The sprouts are sliced thin and sautéed with onion until tender and browned. Add garlic or a sprinkle of pepper flakes if you like.
15 of 16
Prime Rib Roast
Wow your guests this Christmas by making this
prime rib roastyour centerpiece. The closed oven method makes preparing your own prime rib easy, you'll just need to calculate enough time so that the meat can sit in the oven for a couple of hours after roasting. This method slowly brings the meat up to temperaturewithout drying it out.
16 of 16
Easy Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Bacon-wrapped scallopsmake a simple, but elegant appetizer. After wrapping each piece with bacon and securing them with toothpicks, you simply slide them under the broiler and they're ready to serve.