Keto Turkey Thanksgiving Special

Keto Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Thanksgiving while doing Keto? And getting that fine Turkey at home? Yes, you got it. Everybody desperately needs a stress-free Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. So with this easy keto turkey recipe, you’ll be able to serve up a wonderful low-carb meal and enjoy every moment of it.

And if you didn\’t know that yet, turkey makes great keto-friendly food and does not contain any carbs. It is rich in proteins and nutrients and is a source of minerals such as selenium and zinc and high in B vitamins side by side.


  • 14-16lbs (6.57kg) whole turkey (thawed (if frozen))
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 5 sticks celery
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper

Herb Butter

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 chopped parsley
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp rosemary


  • Mince the garlic and mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Now preheat the oven to 170C/325F.
  • Soak the turkey inside and out. Pat the skin dry and place in a roasting rack inside a large roasting pan. 
  • Cut the onion and celery.  Slice the lemon into wedges.  Mince the garlic.


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Next steps-
  • Now stuff the basin of the bird with the veggies from step 4.
  • Release the skin of the bird by putting your hands between the skin and the breast meat working your way down the leg. 
  • Now take some of your butter mixtures and rub them thoroughly under the skin over the breast and leg meat. 
  • Do note to coat as much as you can and it\’s easier if the butter is at room temperature.
  • Splash the olive oil all over the turkey and sprinkle the salt and pepper all over. 
  • Now tie the legs of the turkey together with kitchen twine or oven-proof string.
  • Then place a probe thermometer into the thickest part of the breast (if you have one). 
  • Put the turkey breast side up into the oven on the middle rack and bake for 2.5 hours to 3 hours. 
  • Midway through, baste the turkey juice all over the skin.
  • Now after 2.5 hours, check the thermometer. That should register at 160F/71C. But if you don\’t have a probe thermometer, open the oven and check with a handheld thermometer, and if it\’s not there yet, cook it a bit longer (10-40min). 
  • As soon as the breast meat registers at 160F/71C, take it out of the oven and cover the dish with aluminum foil for 30 minutes.  That will finish cooking it. 
  • Next up, you can start carving it!

Calories: 286kcalProtein: 43.3gFat: 11.3g , Net carbs : 0g

Execute this succulent keto thanksgiving turkey recipe as the centerpiece for your low-carb Christmas or Thanksgiving feast. 

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