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The best side dish for your keto Thanksgiving table is this southern keto cornbread dressing. It’s so good it’ll fool the biggest carb lover in your family! Just one bowl and one bake required. Only 5 net carbs per serving too! 

The best side dish for your keto Thanksgiving table is this southern keto cornbread dressing. It's so good it'll fool the biggest carb lover in your family! Just one bowl and one bake required. Only 5 net carbs per serving too! 

 

I could eat Southern cornbread dressing with every meal, no lie. It is hands down one of my all time favorite foods. 

Of course, my Gran’s and my Mom’s are the best and I relish every bite at holiday meals. Over the years, I learned how to make theirs and perfected my own.

Then, when I transitioned to a low carb diet, the original recipe wasn’t going to work anymore since it contained cornmeal. My first low carb Thanksgiving, I indulged in my Mom’s version. But come my second low carb Thanksgiving, I made what would eventually become a low carb southern keto cornbread dressing.

I tested the recipe on all (we’re talking 20+) of my non-keto family members last year and they were really surprised at how yummy it was! 

At that time, I was in the midst of writing my cookbook, The Family Friendly Keto Instant Pot Cookbook, so this recipe found it’s way to the chapter devoted to side dishes. 

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The best side dish for your keto Thanksgiving table is this southern keto cornbread dressing. It's so good it'll fool the biggest carb lover in your family! Just one bowl and one bake required. Only 5 net carbs per serving too! 

 

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There’s over 100 low carb recipes that are ideal for busy families. While the recipes are written for an Instant Pot, they can easily be converted to a slow cooker, oven, or stove top! I even have a conversion chart that you can download to help!

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However, since my keto cornbread muffins have become so popular, I have been asked countless times for a keto cornbread dressing recipe!

So, in the spirit of the holidays (and, let’s be honest, book sales) I’m going to share it with you here too!

 

 

This Is The Best Keto Cornbread Dressing Ever

And here’s why:

  • Tastes just like cornbread without any grains
  • Only one bake required (traditional recipes require two)
  • Crowd pleasing
  • Simple ingredients
  • Ready in (almost) 30 minutes
  • Signature sage flavor found in traditional southern cornbread dressing

 

 

What is Southern Cornbread Dressing?

If you’re not from the South, maybe you don’t know what cornbread dressing is. Let me explain…

Cornbread dressing is NOT stuffing.

It is NOT chunky.

It does NOT have apples, nuts, or other weird things in it. 

And most importantly, it is NOT dry! 

Cornbread dressing is probably made various ways by families across the South but where we come from, the signature flavor (secret ingredient) is dried sage

Traditionally, a batch of homemade cornbread (not Jiffy, please) is baked, cooled, and crumbled. You mix it up with seasonings, egg, melted butter, cream of chicken soup, and a whole bunch of chicken stock. Then, it gets baked until golden brown. 

There’s debate on how wet or dry cornbread dressing should be. We prefer it more on the wet side. 

So, essentially, southern cornbread dressing is a really moist, non-chunky, stuffing (for lack of a better word). It is absolutely delicious! 

 

 

Making Your Own Southern Keto Cornbread Dressing

To make this dressing keto friendly, I had quite a bit of tweaking to do. 

I started with my original keto cornbread recipe, obviously, but I did not bake it first. Thankfully, in this low carb version, it didn’t make a difference!

You can make this low carb cornbread dressing in your Instant Pot or oven. Since the Instant Pot steams food and naturally keeps it more moist, you need less liquid than if you’re baking it in the oven. See the notes in the recipe card for specifics. 

If you’ve been a long time cornbread dressing baker and have a preference on how wet/dry yours is, feel free to adjust the amount of chicken stock you use.

 

The best side dish for your keto Thanksgiving table is this southern keto cornbread dressing. It's so good it'll fool the biggest carb lover in your family! Just one bowl and one bake required. Only 5 net carbs per serving too! 

 

Additionally, if you’d like to add shredded chicken or leftover turkey to make this a casserole, go for it! No adjustments necessary!

This is my absolute favorite low carb Thanksgiving recipe. I really hope you love it as much as my family does!

If you love my recipes, are looking for Christmas gifts for your low carb relatives, or are thinking about starting low carb in the new year, be sure to grab a copy (or three) of The Family Friendly Keto Instant Pot Cookbook

Southern Keto Cornbread Dressing

Southern Keto Cornbread Dressing

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

The best side dish for your keto Thanksgiving table is this southern keto cornbread dressing. It's so good it'll fool the biggest carb lover in your family! Just one bowl and one bake required. Only 5 net carbs per serving too! 

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground sage
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted (or ghee for dairy free)
  • 3 ounces finely diced onion
  • 2 ounces finely diced celery (about 2 ribs)
  • 1.5 to 2 cups chicken broth (use more for a wetter dressing)
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preahet oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, sage, baking powder, and salt. Whisk well to remove any lumps.
  3. Add the eggs and butter and whisk togeher until well combined. Fold in the onion and celery.
  4. Slowly add the broth and whisk until well combined. The mixture will be very thin and runny.
  5. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and trasfer the cornbread mixture to the dish.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes or until the top is browned and the center is not jiggly.
  7. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

For the Instant Pot: reduce the chicken stock amount to 1 cup. Follow directions above for preparation but use a 7" round baking dish (such as corning ware). Add 1/2 cup water to the bottom of the Instant Pot. Cover the baking dish with foil and place on the trivet. Lower the trivet into the pot. Close the lid and seal the vent. Cook on high pressure for 40 minutes, quick release the steam.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 415Total Fat: 35gCarbohydrates: 10.9gNet Carbohydrates: 5.2gFiber: 5.7gProtein: 13.6g

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Stephanie

Thursday 25th of November 2021

This was a Thanksgiving hit! I made it exactly per your recipe adding 1.5 cups of chicken stock resulting in moist dressing. Next time I will use 1.25 cups for a denser dressing. My family really enjoyed this, and I enjoyed how easy and flavorful this was served with turkey, gravy, and all the fixins. This is a keeper recipe, thanks so much!!

Gennifer

Saturday 4th of September 2021

We don't make our dressing with eggs or soup so I think I'll try making mine with your regular cornbread recipe but adding chicken to this sounds great any other night!

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Rhonda Camp

Friday 15th of January 2021

OMGoodness so good. I've been Keto since 2019; I've tried several Keto Dressing recipes, yuck. Not yours. YUMMY!!!

Anna Hunley

Saturday 16th of January 2021

Thank you so much! That makes me and my Gran very happy to hear! :)

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