An easy no-cook keto marinara sauce that is loaded with flavor, not sugar! It’s the perfect low carb tomato sauce for pizza, zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash when you need a keto Italian fix!
I’m posting this really easy keto marinara sauce recipe because I’ll be including two recipes that call for it in next week’s 7 Day Keto Meal Plan.
Why make your own tomato sauce?
- Store bought jarred sauce is convenient, but almost always has added sugar and fillers that also add carbs.
- To get a good one like Rao’s that is tasty and healthy, it can cost as much $8 or more!
- Making homemade marinara sauce is easy and inexpensive!
Wanna know what else is crazy awesome about this Keto marinara sauce?
You don’t even need a pot to make this recipe!
I kid you not, I never cook this sauce before using it!
I do heat up this keto marinara sauce before eating it in a recipe, but I usually make it without simmering it at all beforehand. I find that the longer you cook a simple meatless tomato sauce like this one, the more flavor you lose.
I could literally drink this keto marinara sauce out of the container – that’s how flavorful it is!
My usual marinara sauce recipe contains a lot of onions and garlic, which can really bust your net carb budget for the day. So I’m giving you this super easy, and much lower in carbs, “no chop” keto marinara sauce that you can literally make in five minutes. Then freeze it in 1/2 cup portions for whenever you need it.
What are the best tomatoes to use in Marinara sauce?
The key to this delicious keto marinara sauce is to start with the best quality tomatoes. We always use certified San Marzano (the brand doesn’t matter) tomatoes, and it makes a world of difference. It costs a bit more per can, but since you don’t eat a ton of it on keto anyway, trust me it’s worth the price (and still cheaper than a decent store-bought marinara.)
Here’s an article that’s worth a read if you’re curious about What is So Special About San Marzano Tomatoes?
If you can’t find, or don’t want to pay for certified San Marzano tomatoes, then any no sugar added whole tomatoes will work in this keto marinara sauce – but the flavor won’t be as good.
This low carb tomato sauce will keep for a week in the fridge. I recommend making several batches and then freezing it in 1/2 cup portions for whenever you need it.