I've developed a few low carb pizza recipes throughout the years, but I hadn't yet created an easy and delicious tomato based low carb pizza sauce to go along with it.
For my birthday, I got an Aerogarden...and I've been growing a few different types of fresh basil.
This low carb recipe was inspired because I was looking for a way to use up the fresh basil I had just harvested.
When on a ketogenic diet and keeping carbohydrates low, remember that tomatoes are inherently high in natural sugars. So, any
This keto friendly pizza sauce freezes up nicely. You may want to double the batch, and then freeze in small containers for use later on!
When you choose your tomatoes, check the ingredients list to make sure that sugar isn't there. Tomatoes are high in sugar naturally so we certainly don't want any additional carbs sneaking in.
Fresh Herbs At Home
Something new we are doing this year at home is growing fresh herbs in our AeroGarden. As I type this we are just getting ready to plant a second one and expand beyond growing basil, oregano, parsley, dill and thyme. We are going to try some peppers and lettuce and see how that goes as we head into the colder months of the year.
We can't wait to move out of the city and back into rural Iowa where we can have a huge garden full of fresh produce just like my great-grandma used to have.
Do you have a garden outdoors? What are your favorite things to grow? Comment and let us know...
Ingredients for Low Carb Pizza Sauce
Here are the keto ingredients I've used in this recipe:
- Can of crushed tomatoes
- Bocha Sweet (or other sugar substitute)
- MCT Oil
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Black Pepper
- Sea Salt
Tutorial Video: Low Carb Pizza Sauce
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Now for the printable recipe card.
You can even adjust the servings to make more or less of the pizza sauce.
Low Carb Pizza Sauce
- 1- 15 Oz Crushed Tomatoes
- 1 Tsp Bocha Sweet or other sugar substitute
- 1⁄4 Cup Fresh Basil minced
- 1⁄2 Tsp Onion Powder
- 1⁄2 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1⁄4 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tbsp MCT Oil or avocado oil or olive oil
- Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.
- Simmer over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Be careful not to burn the tomatoes.
- Cool the sauce and use on keto pizza as desired.
- Store in a tightly sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Store this keto pizza sauce in the freezer in small containers so it's ready to go when the craving for pizza strikes!
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Other Keto Recipes
Now, here's a few other keto recipes we think you'll love! These are our favorite recipes that we return to time and time again.
Isn't that alot of carbs for a serving?