Ultra Low Carb Marinara Sauce

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1 tbsp coconut oil
2 cloves garlic
28oz canned tomatoes
6oz tomato paste
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
1/2 tbsp salt – more to taste
1 tbsp granulated Stevia
1/2 cup water – optional, if needed

Tools needed:

Cutting board
Can opener
Large pot – optional lid
Stirring spoon
Glass container or jar for storage – optional


Step 1: Heat pot.

Heat a large pot over medium-high heat.




Step 2: Mince garlic.

Once the pot is hot add the coconut oil and swirl it around to coat the bottom of the pan.



Step 3: Melt coconut oil.

Once the pot is hot add the coconut oil and swirl it around to coat the bottom of the pan.



Step 4: Add garlic.

When the oil is warm add the minced garlic and simmer until it becomes fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic or you will end up with a bitter taste in the sauce.



Step 5: Add diced tomatoes and paste.

Pour the diced tomatoes and tomato paste into the pot and give it a stir.



Step 6: Add Italian seasoning and salt.

Once you’ve added the seasonings give it another quick stir.




Step 7: Add Stevia.

Lastly, add the Stevia and mix well to incorporate all the flavors.




Step 8. Bring to boil.

The sauce should come to a boil fairly quickly so keep an eye out for it. If you’re using a shallow pot be careful of getting splattered by bubbles of sauce!



Step 9. Simmer.

Set the heat to low and allow the sauce to simmer for 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally. Check on the sauce after about 30 minutes and add 1/2 cup water to the mixture if it begins to thicken too quickly.


Step 10. Pour!

Pour marinara sauce onto your favorite protein dish or into a glass jar for storage.




Nutritional info:

Makes about 25oz of sauce – about 8 servings per jar.
Serving size: about 1/3 cup (about 89g)
Calories: 61
Fat: 1.75g
Usable Carbs: 6.75g
Protein: 1.8g

*Carb count may vary depending on the brand of crushed tomatoes used.