Check Out My 3 Favorite Keto-Friendly BBQ Sauces

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Is BBQ sauce your favorite condiment?

BBQ sauce can turn any dish from drab to fab instantly with lots of savory and sweet flavor! While most typical BBQ sauces usually feature a ton of added sugar and carbs, check out a few of my favorite low-carb and keto-friendly options you’ve got to try!

3 low-carb BBQ sauce bottles

1. Walden Farms Original Barbecue Sauce

walden farms bbq sauce on a spoon

This popular brand offers a wide variety of calorie-free salad dressings, dessert toppings, as well as BBQ sauces!

Why I like it: I tested the Walden Farms Original flavor BBQ sauce and it was actually pretty tasty! It has apple cider, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper for a kick. This sauce has zero carbs per 2 tablespoon-sized serving.

Why I don’t like it: The only downside was the thin texture. I personally prefer a thicker texture but would consider this as a decent option. I bought this bottle at Sprouts, but it’s available on as well.

2. Simple Girl Organic Carolina Kick BBQ Sauce

spooning up simple girl bbq sauce

Why I like it: Simple Girl Carolina Kick is stevia-sweetened and has a good balance of sweet and mildly spicy. You can taste the smokiness, and it has lots of flavor. At just 1 carb per serving, it’s a great option to consider.

Why I don’t like it: Much like the Walden Farm brand, the texture is very thin.

3. G Hughes Smokehouse Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce – Original

g hughes bbq sauce on a spoon

Why I like it: G Hughes Smokehouse BBQ Sauce is a sugar-free tomato and cider vinegar-based sauce that has a sweeter taste and lots of smokey flavors. It doesn’t have a bold spicy flavor, and the texture is thick and rich like a traditional full carb BBQ sauce. G Hughes has just 2 carbs per 2 tablespoon serving.

This sauce is by far my family’s most favorite BBQ sauce, and we enjoy it quite often.

My kids don’t even realize it’s sugar-free, and it’s truly the best tasting keto-friendly option I’ve tasted! Plus, it’s easy to find in most grocery stores and big-box retailers. There are other yummy flavors to try, too, like hickory BBQ sauce and maple brown BBQ sauce.

Add keto-friendly BBQ sauce to these keto recipes!

pouring sugar free bbq sauce on pulled pork

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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 10

  1. Tara

    You should try the Primal Kitchen brand BBQ sauces!! They are delicious and don’t use any sweeteners, artificial or otherwise and they aren’t full of chemicals.

    • Liza (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the recommendation Tara!

  2. Joanne

    Thank you, I was just looking for a Keto friendly bbq sauce! Thanks for doing the work for me!😁

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Oh perfect! You’re SO welcome, Joanne! Hope you love these too!

  3. Joanne laing

    Can bbq sauce be used as a marinade

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      I have used some bbq sauce as a marinade before. Let us know how it turns out for you if you give it a try!

  4. Jody McEwen

    G. hughes products are the worst! Looking forward to trying Primal Kitchen’s BBQ sauce.

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Darn Jody. Sorry to hear that you dislike them. Thank you for your honesty!❤

  5. Eddie

    Complete disagree. Ghughes sauces are AMAZING and their incredient list isn’t full of chemicals either, last on the list was sucralose but we don’t mind splenda as an option for being no sugar or aspartame use.

    Love their sweet and spicy sauce and if you haven’t tried it I highly suggest it over the plain original, it has that kick it sounds like you are missing

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the feedback and suggestion, Eddie! We sure appreciate it!

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