Low-Carb Sugar-Free Shrimp Cocktail Sauce Recipe

Shrimp Cocktail
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Total Time 5 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 0 min
Yield 1 cup Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

This Low-Carb Sugar-Free Shrimp Cocktail Sauce recipe is a wonderful option for those watching their carb and sugar intake.

Did you know that bottled cocktail sauce can contain as much as 6 grams of sugar in just 1 tablespoon? Imagine how much you eat with a few shrimp!

This recipe can be mixed up in a couple of minutes, and each tablespoon has just 1 gram of sugar (from the tomato), and only 6 calories.

This is a basic recipe that can be altered to taste -- for example, horseradish varies widely in freshness and potency, so you'll want to adjust for the type you have.


  • 1 cup sugar-free ketchup (I used Heinz Reduced Sugar Tomato Ketchup)
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot sauce, such as Tabasco, to taste


  1. In a small bowl, mix together 1 cup sugar-free ketchup (such as Heinz Reduced Sugar Tomato Ketchup), 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, 2 taspoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon Worcestersire sauce and hot sauce, such as Tabasco, to taste.
  2. Add more horseradish or hot sauce if desired. You can also add a little sweetener if that is to your taste.

Nutritional Information: Each tablespoon has 1 gram carbohydrate and 6 calories.

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