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Sugar-Free Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

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Updated April 28, 2014

Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail

Photo © Sandra O'Claire
Did you know that bottled cocktail sauce can contain as much as six grams of sugar in just one tablespoon? Imagine how much you eat on a few shrimp! This recipe can be mixed up in a couple of minutes, and each tablespoon has just one gram of sugar (from the tomato), and only six 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


Mix ingredients together, taste, and 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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 5 out of 5
Yum!, Member oelkesm

I left out the worcestershire and hot sauce because it was perfect with just the reduced sugar ketchup, lemon juice, and horseradish. Yummy! The only trouble is making sure you have the ketchup on hand.

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