I don’t want to miss out on Thanksgiving stuffing just because I’m eating low carb. So I tried this keto Thanksgiving stuffing, and have to say it’s going to be a new favorite at my holiday meals. It is easy to make and has those wonderful savory, traditional Thanksgiving flavors. We used Carbquik for our recipe.
Carbquik low carb baking mix is like your regular baking mix, great for foods like biscuits and pancakes. It’s low carb and high on dietary fiber, but the flavors are very similar. I started by making a biscuit batter and added seasonings – sage, thyme, parsley – to make seasoned breadcrumbs.
Roll it out fairly thin on a baking sheet and bake it until done. Then cut the loaf and break it up into biscuit crumbs that resemble breadcrumbs. I know, it’s that simple. Bake those turning them to brown both sides and dry them out.
It’s a great Keto breadcrumb alternative, and easy to make. They will have the consistency of breadcrumbs, but it does have a more fiberous taste. But hey! You get to have stuffing on the Keto diet!
From here, it’s your basic Thanksgiving stuffing recipe. Add what you love – I like it with sautéed onions and celery. You could add sausage or giblets too if that’s your thing.
Add stock (either chicken or vegetable) and butter, enough to get it wet. Then spread it in a dish and bake for about 25 minutes. Serve it while warm with your other Thanksgiving dishes – and like regular stuffing it makes amazing leftovers!
Don’t have Carbquik? Look for alternative breads to make Keto Thanksgiving stuffing. There are a lot of premade keto breads and mixes you can buy and make your own breadcrumbs:
- SOLA Sweet Oat Low Carb Sandwich Bread Loaf
- ThinSlim Foods 45 Calorie, 0g Net Carb, Love-The-Taste Low Carb Bread Plain
- Keto Thin® | Bread | 1 Carb | Gluten-Free | Grain-Free | (0 Net Carbs)
- Diabetic Kitchen Cheesy Bread Muffin Mix
Keto Thanksgiving Recipes
Since Keto is protein and fat heavy, you CAN have many of the traditional Thanksgiving foods. Turkey, of course, is perfect. There are many recipes for pies and pie crusts – so don’t think you need to give up your desserts!
Check out my Keto Thanksgiving roundup post for lots of recipe ideas from some of your favorite food bloggers!
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- 2 cups Carbquik
- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cup vegetable or chicken broth
- 2 tbs mixture sage, parsley, & thyme
- 6 tbs butter melted
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- Mix Carbquik, water and spices and form in to a ball.
- Roll out mixture about 1/2 inch thick on a baking sheet (we line ours with a silicone mat for easy cooking)
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes, making sure the bottom doesn't burn.
- Let cool and then cut / break up bread into small breadcrumbs.
- Heat oven to 450 degrees and bake crumbs for about 10 minutes, turning once to allow both sides to brown. Set aside in a bowl.
- Sautee onion and celery until softened
- Mix breadcrumbs with broth, celery, onion, and melted butter
- Butter an 8 inch baking dish and spread stuffing into dish.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
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Amount Per ServingCalories 179 Total Fat 5g Saturated Fat 4g Trans Fat 1g Unsaturated Fat 5g Cholesterol 47mg Sodium 396mg Carbohydrates 5g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 2g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 2g