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Recipes for a Great Winter Party

Finally! When the cold season hits, I LOVE comfort foods and sharing them with my family and friends! If you’re into entertaining, we’ve moved from outdoor get-togethers to cozier (and maybe even formal) indoor parties. In Canada, the cold weather is here for a while and we like to make the best of it.  I’ve put together some of my favorite keto recipes for great cold-weather parties!

Keto-Friendly Appetizer Recipes

An incredible appetizer can really set the stage for a fabulous party. Both the hot ham dip and the hot crab dip are favorites from my pre-keto days; I’m excited that I can enjoy them in my keto lifestyle!

Hot ham dip – This is a family favorite. It goes great with fancy butter crackers and with pork rinds. It’s a perfect starter for fall. Because this is a secret family recipe, you can only find the recipe if you join my Intentionally Bare Facebook group!

Hot crab dip – Another favorite from before I was keto, this hot crab dip puts a fancy spin on any celebration. It’s nice enough for a more formal holiday dinner but still perfect for a casual game-day blowout! My video recipe keto hot crab dip is on Youtube!

Pickle and Cheese Bacon Wraps – For some people, adding bacon to anything makes it a treat. I happen to agree with that line of thought! I love this treat because it’s savory but it’s got a lot of different flavors. I’ve done a video recipe for this yummy app!

Guacamole – Guacamole is a tried and true standard. I love this for game day parties. The non-keto folks can enjoy corn chips, and those of us following keto can scoop it up with pork rinds. I love that if I serve guacamole as an appetizer, I can make the other dishes at the get together leaner for the non-keto guests, and still get my healthy fats in! I made a video for this keto guacamole recipe, too!

Keto Friendly Soup Recipes

I know most people don’t throw formal dinner parties anymore. But soups can be a great way to stretch out the length of the meal, as long as you let everyone know that another course is still coming! Everyone loves a good hearty keto soup recipe!

Broccoli Cheese Soup - I adore this recipe. I find that it’s perfect for both a more formal get together, or just a nice family celebration. Because it’s so cheesy, even the kids will enjoy this broccoli cheese soup.

Zuppa Toscana - There are a lot of copycats of Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana soup. It’s full of veggies and is the perfect accompaniment to many main courses. I save Zuppa Toscana for more formal get-togethers.

Shrimp and Bacon Chowder - If you’re spending a fall afternoon outdoors and then getting together for some family time after, this soup is an excellent stand-alone. With shrimp and bacon, this thick chowder should please even the staunchest non-keto family member!

Italian Wedding Soup - This one is great for a formal dinner party. Italian Wedding Soup is simple and easy to fix ahead of time

Keto Friendly Main Dish Recipes

While the appetizer sets the stage for the party, the main dish is really the reason for being. Whether you’re having a birthday bash or a serious gala, your main dish is the star of the show. Try these recipes to put a keto spin on your fall event!

Lemon Chicken Piccata - Chicken piccata is such a simple and easy one skillet main dish. The buttery sauce is rich without being overpowering. It’s the perfect star of your autumn party.

Orange Chicken - Looking for a meal that’s going to satisfy anyone? Use unbreaded chicken in this recipe to make something satisfying for both keto lovers and those who aren’t so keen on keto. Keto orange chicken is a more casual dish, and perfect served with riced cauliflower!

Swedish Meatballs For a tasty game-day treat, pick these Swedish meatballs! These tasty keto Swedish meatballs are perfect for less formal events.

Pork Chops with Parmesan Cream Sauce - This is my go-to for celebrating fall birthdays with the family. Keto pork chops are a sit-down dinner, to be sure, but not overly formal. Perfect for my busy, active family!

Keto-Friendly Dessert Recipes

Desserts are my favorite part of any get-together. Being able to share these keto treats with my friends really finishes a well-planned dinner! Check out these favorite keto desserts!

Keto Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting - These keto pumpkin muffins are great for a variety of get-togethers. They look beautiful on a table of fresh baked goods, and they are perfect for big dinners like Thanksgiving.

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake - Did you know that in some parts of the US, cinnamon rolls are considered the perfect accompaniment to chili? If you’re looking for a keto alternative to those gooey doughy treats, this keto cinnamon roll cheesecake may be it. I’m not sure I would have it with chili, though.

Key Lime Bars - Key lime isn’t exactly a fall flavor. But these key lime bars are perfect for sharing with friends. It’s great for a fresh twist to any fall party.

Blueberry Crumble - If you’re looking for an elegant dessert, this blueberry crumble will not disappoint. It’s the perfect keto accompaniment to any dinner party or a great addition to a brunch.

Your keto winter party will be anything but boring if you use these tips to put an incredible meal on the table for your guests!

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~ Intentionally Bare


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