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Keto Marinara Sauce

A low-carb tomato/marinara sauce is essential in every kitchen.

Whether you are making a keto pizza or a zucchini pasta dish, an awesomesauce is needed. So try our keto marinara sauce or as us Indians call it Red Pasta Sauce or Pizza Sauce.

Tomato is a fruit, Tomatoes are Keto friendly

It’s still not common knowledge that a tomato is actually a fruit. I still have Indians constantly telling me a tomato is not Keto friendly. The truth is, a tomato is absolutely fine on the Keto diet. However it is best used in moderation. This is the main reason I implore people to read up, learn more and be better aware of what is acceptable on Keto. In fact I’ve even done a Keto 101 series where I demystify the question’What food can I eat on the Keto diet’. Just watch it here. Having said that, 100 grams of tomato has about 3.9grams of carbs from which about 1.2grams of it is fiber. So even if you look at it as a ball park figure, it’s about 2.7grams of carbs per 100 grams of the fruit. I’m pretty sure you can find space for that i your 20grams of carbs in a day. Anyway, enjoy and eat without fear.


Nutrition Info (Per serving)

  • Calories: 71
  • Net Carbs: 1g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g

This recipe makes 8 servings. 1 Serving = about 60grams. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

Keto Marinara Sauce

Keto Marinara Sauce

An absolutely delicious marinara sauce to use on your pizzas or zucchini pasta dishes.
4.14 from 60 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Essential Ingredients
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 servings



  • Heat the bacon fat in a saucepan
  • Add the chopped onion, season with salt and fry till translucent
  • Add in the chopped garlic and chilly flakes and cook till golden brown
  • Add in your tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook for 10-12 mintues till the oil separates from the tomatoes
  • Add the fresh oregano and basil and cook for a further 2-3 minutes
  • Finish with a tablespoon of butter
  • Use on pizzas and pasta dishes.
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  1. We are new to Keto eating and have tried 3 of your recipes so far and loved it all!!!!! I’m going to make pizza tonight

  2. Hi Sahil,

    Your recipes have been essential in my keto journey!

    How long will this sauce keep if I refrigerate it?

  3. Most tomatoe sauces will not last weeks, sorry. And “golden” fried garlic is ruined garlic…garlic should be added to the translucent onions till”fragrant” about a minute, then add tomatoes. Just my Italian side talking and cooking for forty years…

  4. I just wanted to comment and tell you thank you for the recipe! I have been transitioning my family to keto now that I have been benefiting from it me and this recipe just made it a whole lot easier.. my hubby is trying to eat it out of the pot.. LOL! So a huge thank you from all of us!

  5. If I am using fresh tomatoes, I always be de-seed or the sauce will be soured in taste. I remove the skins by blanching in boiling water prior to adding them to the sauce, that is if you don’t want the skins to poke you and become a nuisance while eating….LOL

  6. Hey! Wondering if the oregano will overpower everything since there’s so much of it.

    Love your blog! Excited to try making your eggplant “lasagna” tonight!

    1. Thank you so much. For the oregano you could start by putting half and see how it tastes for you and then add some more if you feel it’s required. I guess everyone’s pallet is quite different so this would be the best way forward 🙂

  7. Hi I tried many of your recipes and it turned out to be excellent. Mac and cheese was extraordinary. Thank you so much and keep posting. All the best.

    1. The oregano that grows here in Mexico is very strong, I learned the hard way after adding the called for amount after a while

  8. I love your YouTube channel and just starting to try different things on the keto diet. Plan to make the pizza tomorrow! Last time we were on the keto diet we were not so informed. Now we are doing intermittent fasting with keto and feeling great! And learning different recipes has been so much fun and such a great learning experience!

  9. hi
    u r excellent chef…
    kindly tell me if i do not want to used basil what i used instead of it …
    how many days i stored in refrigerator ?
    thank u

    1. Thank you Arfeen. Basil is a core flavour but if you don’t like it you can just skip it completely. You can use fresh oregano as an option. You can store this for at least 10-12 days in the fridge and longer in the freezer.

  10. I started the keto diet August 10. I cooked 3 days of food on Sunday, and the rest of the week August 13. I am really enjoying this. I have already lost a few pounds. I have 1 question! How does eating so many eggs affect your cholesterol? I did buy your book. The recipes on youtube, are they different from the ones in your book. Keep up the good work.

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