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This Quick Keto Italian Marinara Sauce is easy to make at home and less expensive than buying store bought brands.
Homemade Marinara sauce versus Store Bought Marinara
Healthy, delicious, sugar-free tomato sauce is hard to come by in a jar or can. Most often it contains ingredients I don’t want in my body, like sugar. For those with gluten sensitivities, buying store bought of any product can be challenging. Most jarred tomato sauces are gluten free, but isn’t it better to be able to be in control of what goes into your body by simply making your own?
It is not as long a process as one might think. Its very simple, economical and tastes even better! It’s much less expensive to buy 2 cans of crushed tomato than it is to buy 2 jars of prepared marinara sauce.
So when you have a hankering for some delicious, authentic Italian sauce , you must try this. You will never want to buy prepared sauce again!
Freezer Friendly Marinara Sauce
This keto marinara sauce is so simple you won’t ever need to buy store bought again! Make a big batch and freeze in smaller containers so it’ll be easier to thaw when you need it! Use this sauce for my Keto Skillet Chicken Parmesan recipe, or my Chicken Parm Calzone or just over Mini Zucchini Pizza Bites or Miracle Pasta.
Traditional Italian Bolognese
If you prefer a chunky, meaty sauce you can try my Traditional Italian Bolognese sauce that is out of this world! You just can’t go wrong with a homemade, gluten- free, sugar-free and downright flavorful tomato sauce any day of the week! A big stock pot is all you need to prepare this amazing authentic, keto sauce. My family loves this and I believe yours will as well! The meatballs you see here in these pics are a recipe from my new cookbook, Naturally Keto.
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Quick Keto Italian Marinara Sauce
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Quick Keto Marinara Sauce
- 1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 56 ounces crushed tomatoes
- 2 tsp dried basil
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 2 tsp fennel seed crushed
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- red chili pepper flakes to taste
Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or pot. Sauté the garlic just until fragrant.
Stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Once at a boil, cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 25-30 minutes.
Stir, taste and adjust seasonings. Makes about 8 cups.
Use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months.
Net Carbs: 4g
This recipe was first published in April 2012 and updated with content and video in January 2019.