The Best Ever Keto Cranberry Sauce

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This is the best keto cranberry sauce. It’s a delicious low carb cranberry sauce, easy and ready in 15 minutes with only 4 ingredients. Make this healthy sauce to complement your Thanksgiving meal. 

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I can’t believe Thanksgiving is almost here! I always stock up on fresh cranberries when they first get available in late October and freeze them to enjoy them all year long. This low carb sugar-free cranberry sauce is always a part of the perfect Thanksgiving meal that includes turkey, gravy, and creamy “mashed potatoes”.

The best part about this keto cranberry sauce is that you can serve it both warm or cold with leftover slices of turkey and make turkey sandwiches. 

How perfect would it be if we could find fresh cranberries all year long? But I think that’s what makes the sauce special. It’s worth the wait. The canned stuff is delicious but not keto-friendly, loaded with sugars and carbs.

Ingredients for the Low Carb Cranberry Sauce

  • Cranberries, fresh or frozen.
  • sweetener – My favorite is this powdered Erythritol and Monk Fruit Blend.
  • water 
  • orange zest
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How to Make Keto Cranberry Sauce without Sugar?

It’s incredibly easy to make this sugar-free cranberry sauce in less than 15 minutes with only 4 ingredients. 

Going low carb doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite recipes. It just means you need to adapt the recipes and make them keto-friendly. Trust me, once you try this homemade keto sauce, you won’t go back to the canned sugary sauce ever again.

The process of making cranberry sauce from scratch is ridiculously easy. Gather all the ingredients and simmer the sauce until it starts to thicken.

  1. Add all the ingredients into a medium saucepan.
  2. Simmer on medium-low heat until the cranberries pop open.
  3. Make sure to stir until the sauce starts to thicken occasionally. This process should take about 12-15 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving bowl until ready to serve.
Tasty keto cranberry sauce is so delicious, gluten free, easy to make and everyone loves it. Just a few steps needed to make and enjoy this easy low carb cranberry sauce without sugar!

Can I Make Keto Cranberry Sauce Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can totally make homemade sugar-free cranberry sauce ahead of time. I usually make it a few days before serving and store it in a jar. The flavors are even better after 2-3 days. The leftovers can be stored for up to one week. 

One more tip: You may want to double or triple the recipe as everyone in your family will love it.

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Carbs in Cranberry Sauce

What’s surprising is that even cranberries have only 12g carbs for 1 cup and almost 5g of fiber; most cranberry sauces are loaded with sugars. 

Only 2 tablespoons of cranberry sauce that you buy canned or make at home with sugar provide 14g of carbs. 

My homemade keto cranberry sauce is only 2g net carbs for a heaping tablespoon. 

Other Festive Keto Recipes

PS: If you enjoy this recipe, you can find more UNIQUE festive keto recipes, perfect for holidays in my new The Keto Holidays 40+ recipes e-cookbook.

keto cranberry sauce

The Best Ever Keto Cranberry Sauce

5 from 1 vote

Prep time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Yelds 12 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


This is the best keto cranberry sauce. It’s a delicious low carb cranberry sauce, easy and ready in 15 minutes with only 4 ingredients. Make this healthy sauce to complement your Thanksgiving meal.
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  • 12 oz whole cranberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup powdered sweetener
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange zest or more


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add cranberries, powdered sweetener, orange zest, and water.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low.
  • Simmer for about 10-12 minutes, stirring from time to time, until the cranberries have split open. The sauce is ready when it's slightly thick and has the desired consistency.
  • Remove from the heat and serve warm!
  • The cranberry sauce will continue to thicken as it cools. You can add a little bit more water to get make it runny again.
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Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword keto cranberry sauce, sugar free
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