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23 Keto Sauce Recipes to Slather on Anything and Everything

What makes a good dish great? It’s all in the sauce, if you ask us. Just think how a tangy dressing can transform a boring salad or how a dry meat dish can be elevated into something mouthwateringly delicious with a spicy marinade or rich gravy. And let’s not forget those creamy cheese sauces that, well, just make everything better. Here, 23 keto-friendly sauces sauces that will take your dishes to the next level.

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1. Homemade Basil Pesto

Serve with zoodles and shaved Parmesan for a delicious low-carb meal.

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2. All-purpose Easy Mustard Keto Salad Dressing

Tangy, flavorful and can be stored in the fridge for up to a month.

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3. Spicy Lemon Herb Sauce

Try drizzling it over roasted chicken and veggies to take a standard weeknight meal up a notch.

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4. Sugar-free Caramel Sauce

You didn’t think we’d forget about dessert, did you?

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5. Low-carb Garlic Avocado Caesar Dressing

So much better than the store-bought version.

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6. No-cook, Keto Avocado Hollandaise

Reasons we can’t get enough of this avocado hollandaise recipe: It’s lusciously creamy, it takes just ten minutes to whip up, it's vegan, it's keto and it's no-cook. Need we say more?

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7. Roasted Cauliflower White Pizza Dip

No one—not even your 10-year-old—will believe it's made from cauliflower, trust us.

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8. Lemon-herb Sauce

Give your steak a touch of zest with this bold sauce. Marinate the steak before it hits the grill, and then hit it with a second round of tangy sauce.

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9. Garlic Butter

We love garlic. We love butter. This combo is a match made in tastebud heaven.

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10. Tahini Ranch

Drizzle this on top of a pile of roasted cauliflower, and you've got yourself a knockout meal.

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11. Coconut-herb Sauce

Serve this creamy sauce next to your chicken meatballs for some dipping action. (And it's great on cauliflower rice, too!)

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12. Mango Salsa

Turn your salmon recipe up a notch with this bold salsa.

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13. Chimichurri Sauce

Oooh, fancy. If you love your herbs, you'll be making this sauce time and time again because it's 1). delicious and 2). easy.

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14. Creamy Tomato Sauce

Paired best with meatballs and served over a bed of low-carb zoodles.

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15. Buffalo Mayo

Swap those buns for some crisp, crunchy lettuce leaves and add a nice big dollop of this spruced-up mayo.

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16. Mushroom Sauce

Thinly sliced baby bella mushrooms doused in balsamic brings the French bistro to your kitchen.

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17. Low Carb Keto Cheese Sauce

You're just three simple ingredients away from rich, creamy perfection.

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18. Easy Greek Tzatziki Sauce

Honestly, we’ve never met a tzatziki sauce we didn't love. This recipe has just seven ingredients and takes under five minutes to make.

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19. Gluten-free Enchilada Sauce

Simple, yet oh-so-flavorful! All you need is garlic, oil, tomato sauce, chicken broth, a handful of spices and sea salt.

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20. Sugar-free Bbq Sauce

This sauce is so sweet and tangy, your guests won't even know it's sugar-free.

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21. Caesar Dressing

Whip up a batch of this creamy dressing to use all throughout the week on chicken, roasted vegetables, salad—you name it!

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22. Alfredo Sauce

You didn't know you needed this garlic Parmesan cream sauce in your life until now.

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23. Cranberry Sauce

A Thanksgiving side no more! This low-carb, sugar-free version is a surprisingly good complement to any chicken or meatball dish.