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15+ Winter Keto Recipes to Keep You Warm

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  Published on March 14th, 2023
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  Last modified March 14th, 2023
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In the cooler months of winter, most of us want to eat filling, comforting foods. You might crave a warm and soothing bowl of soup, a satiating roast turkey dish, or a savory meat and veggie skillet. Even if you live in a more tropical climate, winter is a time for dishes that fill your stomach and your soul. But is any holiday or season worth hampering your progress or hard work? The Ketogenic.com recipe creators share their unique and tasty keto winter recipes, including appetizer, lunch, dinner, and drink recipes, for you to enjoy while you stay firmly in ketosis.

Winter Keto Appetizers

Keto Butternut Squash Soup

This creamy butternut squash soup is worth the wait and is packed with the flavor of chicken broth, butternut squash, unsweetened coconut milk, olive oil, and seasonings. A warm bowl of soup makes a gratifying appetizer, and this butternut squash soup contains nutrients, vitamins, and healthy fats from coconut milk and bone broth.

Crispy Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Take any holiday party or appetizer tray to the next level with this crispy prosciutto-wrapped asparagus. All you need is 15 minutes and two ingredients to impress your guests.

Pistachio Goat Cheese Balls with Raspberry Coulis

Go beyond veggie and cheese platters with these 11-minute pistachio goat cheese balls with raspberry coulis. Let the nutty pistachios, creamy goat cheese, and tangy raspberry coulis provide a rewarding sensory experience. A coulis is a fruit or veggie puree that adds flavor and decor to your starter.

Winter Keto Lunch and Dinner Recipes

Tofu or Turkey with Veggies

Roast turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving or Christmas day; you can enjoy a crispy and moist roast turkey with all the seasonings and trimmings any time this Winter. While it does take 4 hours and 20 minutes to crisp up your turkey, it’s rewarding with plenty to go around.

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If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, enjoy this quick and easy 5-minute keto vegan tofu recipe. You only need seven ingredients, including coconut aminos, avocado oil, black vinegar, and extra firm silken tofu.

Pair your turkey or tofu with a classic winter side dish of maple-roasted butternut squash and pecans. This side dish adds sage, cinnamon, and keto maple syrup for sweetness. Top your dish with goat cheese or feta cheese.

Butternut Squash, Sausage, and Kale Quiche

The refined grain flour pastry crust takes most quiches off the keto menu, but this butternut squash, sausage, and kale quiche can most definitely have a place on your keto dining table. The flavors are so delicious you won’t even miss the pastry. You’ll need an hour and seven simple ingredients to enjoy this quiche. 

Green Onion Keto Beef Roast

A nutritious, juicy, meaty beef roast fills you up on any winter’s day, especially when it’s slow-cooked in your crockpot with bone broth, green onion, olive oil, and flavorful herbs. You’ll need ten minutes of prep time and your crock pot does the rest for you over eight hours of slow cooking to yield a tender beef roast.

Cranberry Sauce Meatballs

This festive, wintery 30-minute cranberry sauce meatballs recipe won’t let you down. While you bake your meatballs in the oven, you can turn your attention to the cranberry sauce made with frozen cranberries, keto maple syrup, and other ingredients.

Pair your cranberry sauce meatballs with this low-carb radishes au gratin–a fitting replacement for the traditional wintery side dish of potatoes au gratin. Potatoes are typically off-limits for keto dieters, but this radishes au gratin provides plenty of flavors and the starchy richness of potatoes without all the carbs.

Savory mushroom stew

Savory Mushroom Stew

This mushroom stew recipe is filling and meaty-tasting–but it’s also completely vegan because it uses vegetable broth. Of course, if you have chicken or beef broth sitting around, those would work well here, too. To up the flavor quotient even more, add additional fresh or dried herbs along with the thyme and a glug of dry red wine (keep in mind this will raise the final carb count slightly). Serve this stew alongside palmini noodles or cauliflower rice, or in a big bowl with keto rolls on the side.

Winter Keto Drink and Dessert Recipes

Don’t forget to treat yourself and make room for a dessert or drink that brings the sweetness, flavor, and more without surging your blood sugar.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie can spur excitement in plenty of keto dieters. With this homemade low-carb pumpkin pie recipe, even the crust is keto-friendly and made from scratch. Ingredients like coconut flour, arrowroot powder, unsweetened pumpkin puree, and keto maple syrup blend perfectly into this impressive holiday dessert.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Chocolate-covered strawberries are always a hit, and they look marvelous laid out on the dining table. This keto-approved recipe only requires 25 minutes and three ingredients. Did you know berries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins?

Pumpkin Fudge

Fall and winter are the perfect time to enjoy pumpkin-flavored everything! Indulge in this keto pumpkin fudge that’s well worth the wait. You’ll need almond butter, keto maple syrup or monk fruit sweetener, pumpkin puree, and coconut oil to create this candy-shop-worthy chewy pumpkin fudge.

keto pumpkin fudge

Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is a holiday classic that temporarily serves as a mouthwatering centerpiece on your dining table…until it’s devoured, of course. Enjoy this sugar-free keto pecan pie and pair it with smooth keto ice cream.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Just hearing the words pumpkin and cheesecake might have you salivating, and this recipe is a creative keto twist on a classic pumpkin cheesecake. Stay keto and enjoy these little pumpkin cheesecake bars made with cream cheese, pumpkin puree, eggs, cinnamon, and a couple of other ingredients.

Cardamom Keto Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles aren’t just a fun word to say; they’re a delicious dessert that can be made low-carb with the right ingredients and sweeteners. Try these low-carb cardamom snickerdoodles with cinnamon and maple bourbon caramel flavors.

Christmas tree chocolate cupcakes

Christmas Tree Chocolate Cupcakes

Improve your cupcake-making game with these keto Christmas tree chocolate cupcakes. The green food coloring gives these cute little fluffy cupcakes a festive feel, and ingredients like almond flour, egg whites, cream, and almond milk provide an appealing creamy flavor.

Don’t forget a wintery keto drink recipe to help keep you warm:

Steph Green is a content writer specializing in and passionate about healthcare, wellness, and nutrition. Steph has worked with marketing agencies, written medical books for doctors like ‘Untangling the Web of Dysfunction,’ and her poetry book ‘Words that Might Mean Something.’ In 2016, after four years of struggling with her own health problems and painful autoimmune disease, Steph developed a life-changing and extensive knowledge of keto, nutrition, and natural medicine. She continues on her healing journey and enjoys helping others along the way.

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