Keto Recipes/ Vegetarian

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
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An absolutely delicious marinara sauce to use on your pizzas or zucchini pasta dishes.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Keto Marinara Sauce
Keto Marinara Sauce
Yum
Votes: 25
Rating: 4.04
You:
Rate this recipe!
An absolutely delicious marinara sauce to use on your pizzas or zucchini pasta dishes.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 400 grams Tomatoes (either fresh, purred or canned)
  • 50 grams Diced Red Onion
  • 5 grams Chopped Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Bacon Fat or Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 5 grams Fresh or Dried Oregano
  • Chilli Flakes (to taste)
  • a handful of freshly chopped basil
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Instructions
  1. Heat the bacon fat in a saucepan
  2. Add the chopped onion, season with salt and fry till translucent
  3. Add in the chopped garlic and chilly flakes and cook till golden brown
  4. Add in your tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cover and cook for 10-12 mintues till the oil separates from the tomatoes
  6. Add the fresh oregano and basil and cook for a further 2-3 minutes
  7. Finish with a tablespoon of butter
  8. Use on pizzas and pasta dishes.

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Liz Lujan
    April 9, 2018 at 12:37 am

    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

    • mm
      Reply
      Sahil Makhija
      April 9, 2018 at 5:06 am

      Thanks Liz, really glad to hear that.

      • Reply
        Samantha ROll
        September 6, 2018 at 12:10 am

        Can i freeze this sauce after making it? if so how long do you think it would be good for?

        • mm
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          Sahil Makhija
          September 7, 2018 at 3:54 am

          Months and months in the freezer.

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    Anila
    April 20, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Hey Sahil, how do I get this recipe imported into myfitnesspal?

    • mm
      Reply
      Sahil Makhija
      April 21, 2018 at 4:14 am

      You should just be able to search and find it or click on it and add to diary.

  • Reply
    Liam
    May 17, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Hi Sahil,

    Your recipes have been essential in my keto journey!

    How long will this sauce keep if I refrigerate it?

    • mm
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      Sahil Makhija
      May 29, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      Oh this sauce lasts for a long long time. Weeks easily. Freeze it and months!!!

  • Reply
    Jill
    August 12, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    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…

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    gloria
    August 24, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    I love you.

  • Reply
    Alysa
    September 1, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    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!

  • Reply
    Lynn Tremblay
    September 2, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    I love all your recipes. Question, if using fresh tomatoes, should the skin be removed or do you use the whole tomato? Thank you

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    Sabina Madden
    September 6, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    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

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    Mille
    October 7, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    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!

    • mm
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      Sahil Makhija
      October 8, 2018 at 9:41 am

      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 🙂

  • Reply
    Nissa Mahaboob
    January 9, 2019 at 3:23 am

    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.

  • Reply
    JENNIFER MALOS
    January 13, 2019 at 7:54 am

    just made this sauce and it was amazing, thankyou for the recipe

  • Reply
    Jadeddragon
    January 13, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    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!

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