Keto Orange Cranberry Sauce is the perfect combo of sour and sweet. It’s bursting with those fresh zingy flavors that go so well with Thanksgiving turkey and gravy!

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Of course, oranges and orange juice are high in carbs, so what’s a keto girl to do?

We get creative, of course! Sub in some orange essential oil for the oranges or orange juice, and boom!-we’ve got a keto Thanksgiving side dish that can’t be beat!

Keto Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe

There are tons of carbs in canned cranberries, but this homemade version will fit your macros!

keto cranberry sauce in glass bowl

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Ketogenic Low Carb Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be frustrating if you’re on the keto diet or other low carb diets!

There are still so many delicious foods out there we can have, plus bloggers like me who are willing to put our Thanksgiving substitutes out in public for FREE!

This low carb orange cranberry sauce is no exception. Your first taste will amaze (and trick!) your taste buds!

If you’re worried at all about the fat count on this low carb cranberry sauce being 0, I’ve got the solution.

Add more gravy to your plate.

Ha! Isn’t keto fabulous??

pile of fresh cranberries

Need a keto green bean casserole or Brussels sprouts side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas? How about rolls, mashed “potatoes” or stuffing? Check out this awesome list of Keto Thanksgiving Sides! Or if you’re here for Easter planning, try these Keto Easter Side Dishes!

Keto Orange Cranberry Sauce FAQs

Are fresh cranberries OK on the keto diet?

YES! I don’t bar myself completely from ANY fruits and veggies on the keto diet. I just might eat less or save them for a carb up day. Cranberries are ok on the keto diet especially because of their fiber content. If you’re counting net carbs instead of total carbs, it’s good to know that in one batch of this keto orange cranberry sauce recipe, you’ll get a whopping 15.6g of fiber, making each serving just 5 net carbs each!

Is canned cranberry sauce OK on the keto diet?

Sorry guys, the answer here is a big fat nope! Canned cranberry sauce has tons of sugar. One single serving has 28g carbs, and 24g are from sugar! But no worries! Homemade cranberry sauce is SO much tastier! And this keto version for your Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter table does NOT disappoint!

If you’re looking for another Thanksgiving side dish, try this Keto Green Bean Casserole. You can make it in the Instant Pot, so your oven is free for all the other yummy keto Thanksgiving dishes you’re making! My personal favorite side dish is this Steamed Keto Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan! Or check out this list of keto Thanksgiving Sides.

cranberries in pan

Have tons of turkey leftovers? Try one of these keto Southwestern “sandwich” variations!

overhead shot of cranberry sauce in bowl
Keto Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Keto Orange Cranberry Sauce

Yield: 6 servings
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

You can have your keto cranberry sauce and eat it, too! Only 4.4 carbs per serving, this sugar free orange cranberry sauce is perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas table!


  1. Add the cranberries, water, and orange oil to a medium saucepan.
  2. Simmer over low heat, stirring gently and occasionally until the cranberries begin to pop open and their juices begin to flow.
  3. Add the vanilla and erythritol. Stir until erythritol has dissolved completely.
  4. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 27Total Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

Want more keto berry recipes? Try keto Strawberries and Cream!

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Finding a delicious low carb cranberry sauce is easier than you think! A popular combination is cranberries and orange juice, so this keto orange cranberry sauce combines the sweet taste of oranges without all the carbs in juice! Check it out and save this recipe for your keto Thanksgiving or keto Christmas! Also, find out if craberries are ok on the keto diet!

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  1. Chelsea October 4, 2019 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Hi! Do you know if this still tastes good a day or two later? I’m hoping to make it beforehand for a Thanksgiving camping trip, but you mention serving it immediately. Thanks for the recipe, I’m excited to try it!

    • Jenn October 6, 2019 at 10:47 pm - Reply

      I do think it’s best served immediately, BUT you can totally warm it up and it should taste the same! I would recommend warming it up in a saucepan (not microwave) and then stirring really well to dissolve any sweetener that may have crystallized in cooling. Good luck! Camping with Thanksgiving foods sounds amazing!!

  2. Chelsea October 9, 2019 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Thanks!!! And yeah, it been our family tradition for years!

  3. Dori January 15, 2021 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Hi! Can I add orange zest to cranberry orange sauce? Thanks!

    • Jenn January 17, 2021 at 7:03 pm - Reply

      Absolutely! It does add a minor amount of carbs (about 1 carb in 1/2 tbsp). But orange zest is so good in this sauce!

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