This keto pizza sauce recipe is tasty and quite versatile too! You can use it as a low carb marinara sauce for keto pasta and even as a dipping sauce!
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Keto Pizza and Low Carb Marinara Sauce
I created my first keto pizza tonight. My own recipe – a twist on fathead dough was the base and it was AMAZING. I mean UHHHH-MAZING!
Making your own sauce can make all the difference. Traditional pizza sauces are rather high in carbs.
So, off I went to create something…. Something with a little kick but not with an overwhelming non-pizza-sauce flavor. But here’s the thing, the lasagna marinara sauce that I had already created can really double as both. It is amazingly versatile.
Sauce and tomatoes are tough, though. While I don’t believe we need to stay away from tomatoes, I do think we need to be mindful of the carb count in them no matter how we eat them.
This keto pizza sauce turned out to be quite versatile. I’m thinking it might even be my sauce of choice to dip these tasty keto cheese bread bites into. Hmm….
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Without further ado, let’s dive into the flavors of choice for this sauce.
Low Carb Sauce Flavors
Fire Roasted Tomatoes – if you want to spice up tomatoes, this is the way to do it. AND you can buy it!
This just adds a, well, fire flavor. Not too spicy, but just enough!
Italian Seasoning – I chose Italian Seasoning because this is keto PIZZA SAUCE! And because Italian Seasoning just makes everything taste better, right?
Garlic and Onion – What don’t you use these spices with? Anyone?
What Do You Need to Make This Keto Pizza Sauce
See, I’m one of those weird people that LOVES a good pizza sauce or marinara sauce, but I cannot stand tomatoes. I refuse to eat them whole or even eat chunks.
So, for all those out there like me, you’ll be happy to know this sauce has NO chunks!
Sauce/Frying Pan – This sauce calls for heating it up to blend the flavors. I use a frying pan so it is wide, but you can use a regular saucepan as well.
Mason Jars – if you plan to store any of this sauce, it keeps very well in mason jars!
Is This Keto Pizza Sauce High in Carbs?
As I said above, tomato-based sauces can be high in carbs. Even some keto ones.
The serving size for this is 1/4 cup and it is about 1.8 net carbs. Which really is not too bad.
It makes about 2 cups, so there are 8 servings. I store them in mason jars until I’m ready to use it!
How to Use This Low Carb Sauce
- As a pizza sauce of course. Check out my Perfect Keto Pizza!
- As a dipping sauce for breadsticks or cheese bread.
- In keto lasagna
- Shrimp dip? Maybe?
- Add fire roasted tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste to a food processor or blender.
- Blend well to remove the chunks.
- Pour into a sauce pan and add remaining ingredients.
- Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often.
- Use or store in an airtight container.
Serving Size:1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 12 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 140mg Carbohydrates: 3g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Protein: 1g