With recipes for everyday staples like basic mayo, ranch dressing, BBQ sauce and ketchup, these Keto sauces are essential! You’ll also find some other low carb sauces like alfredo and stir-fry sauce to jazz your meals up a bit.
Keto diet challenges
When I first did a trial of the Keto diet, I found it challenging for 2 reasons:
- Limiting carbs took out some of the regular vegetables I eat (onion, garlic, carrots, potatoes, etc.). I found it hard to get a lot of variety and felt I was eating the same thing regularly.
- Getting enough healthy fat each day. This is especially challenging if you’re limiting or not eating dairy.
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Homemade Keto Sauces to the rescue
Something that can help solve both of these problems is finding a few low carb sauces that you like. Sauces are great because they can add flavor (and healthy fat) to any meal with minimal effort.
I especially like making homemade sauces because they only take a few minutes to whip up and you can control the exact ingredients. Instead of spending 20 minutes at the store reading labels, just mix up a few of your own sauces and you’re all set!
10 essential low-carb sauces
To help you find some keto options for homemade sauces, we’ve rounded up a recipe for each type of sauce. You can use the table of contents below to jump to any specific sauce recipe you are interested in.
Mayo is the ultimate low carb sauce. This simple homemade version uses avocado oil and is ready in just a few minutes with an immersion blender.
Use this mayo for your low carb wraps, burgers or sandwiches. You can also mix it with other sauces like hot sauce to make a quick spicy mayo.
Here are some keto recipes with mayo as a key ingredient:
- Homemade Keto Chicken Salad
- Easy Taco Casserole
- Air Fryer Chicken Wings (from frozen)
- Bunless Burger Recipe
- Spinach Artichoke Chicken Skillet
There aren’t many no-sugar ketchup options you can buy at the store, so this homemade low carb ketchup recipe is a must-have. The base seasonings in this recipe are very flexible, so you can easily adjust it to suit your taste.
Even though this recipe is sugar free, you’ll want to watch the amount you use because the carbs will add up if you use a lot. I recommend using this ketchup for these keto recipes:
Keto Ranch Dressing
Who doesn’t love a creamy ranch dressing? This low carb homemade ranch uses simple ingredients and seasonings to make a thick and creamy dressing you can pour on just about anything.
This creamy ranch would be perfect on a cobb salad or with any of these keto friendly recipes:
- Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- Air Fryer Cauliflower
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap
- Just about any of these Healthy Air Fryer Appetizers
Keto BBQ Sauce
Low carb and grilling go hand in hand. With this easy sugar free BBQ sauce, you can keep it keto while slathering burgers, chicken and steak with a tangy sauce.
You can check out all of our keto grilling recipes here. This BBQ sauce would be perfect with:
Keto Stir Fry Sauce
An easy stir fry with a little cauliflower rice is one of THE BEST quick and easy keto meals. Since a lot of store bought sauces contain sugar, we made this DIY coconut aminos recipe that’s an easy homemade alternative.
Make sure you omit the maple syrup in the recipe to keep it keto friendly. You can use this sauce as a 1-to-1 replacement for soy sauce or coconut aminos in any recipe.
Use it in place of coconut aminos in these recipes to make them even lower in carbs:
Keto Cheese Sauce
A creamy, warm and gooey cheese sauce is the perfect sauce for the keto diet. This amazing 1 minute keto cheese sauce recipe is so simple you’ll be making it all the time!
I love cheese sauce as a topping for roasted vegetables or as a dip for fresh vegetables. Here are some other low carb options for using this cheese sauce:
- Use it as a topping for this low carb Mexican Meatloaf
- Serve it with just about any Keto Appetizer
- It would be the perfect addition to this Easy Taco Casserole
- Drizzle it all over some Zucchini Lasagna
Keto Spaghetti Sauce
You can even make this recipe in the Instant Pot which makes it a winner in my book!
Keto Alfredo Sauce
Who doesn’t just die for a creamy, cheesy alfredo sauce? This keto alfredo sauce is an easy cheesy sauce for your favorite meats, veggies, seafood, or low-carb pastas.
I could just eat this by the spoonful! Or, you can use it as a replacement for our creamy vegan alfredo sauce in these recipes:
This homemade caesar salad dressing is the perfect low carb dressing. We use it for salads and as a sauce to jazz up leftovers for lunch.
For this dressing you can use our keto avocado oil mayo as the base. You’ll love how creamy and authentic this dressing is. Use it for:
Keto Marinara Sauce
Anyone craving a low carb pizza? This keto marinara sauce recipe is the perfect topping for pizza, spaghetti or lasagna.
Use this sauce in any of these low carb pizza themed recipes:
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10 Essential Keto Sauces: Big Mac Sauce
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl or pint jar and mix well with a whisk. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.