Sauces, gravies and pan sauces are some of my favorite recipes to make. It lets me play around with different herbs and flavor profiles. Not only is making your own sauces from scratch a lot healthier for you, but it can really save you on the carb counts. Not to mention, you get to skip all the nasty, unnecessary additives. This low carb marinara sauce is perfect to make a large batch of and freeze in individual smaller portions. You can even freeze small portions in ice cube trays for individual portion sizes. Looking for more low carb sauces? Check out my Sun-dried Tomato Coconut Cream Sauce, Paleo Pizza Sauce, or Hearty Tomato Meat Sauce. A couple times a year I will spend a Sunday afternoon making 10-12 batches of different sauces and then I divide them up and freeze them. It really helps make weeknight dinners a lot easier.
Check out some of my other favorite low carb pasta recipes :
Three Cheese Garlic Marinara Sauce
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 16 Servings 1x
- 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 6 oz can tomato paste
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 ½ tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
- ¼ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ¼ cup romano cheese, shredded
- In a large sauce pan, over low heat, combine crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, basil, parsley, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, and crushed red pepper flakes. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Stir in Parmesan, mozzarella, and Romano cheeses. Stir until cheeses are melted and well incorporated.
* Per Serving -* Calories: 37 | Fat: 1.25g | Protein: 2.5g | Net Carbs: 4g
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Serving Size: ¼ Cup
Do you have the total carb please, as I don't use net carb, first recipe I see where total carbs are not listed
Thanks in advance, I'd really like to make this sauce
Kyndra Holley says
Back in the day I only worked up the nutritional information with the net carbs. This is one of my old recipes where that is the case. A site like myfitnesspal, or fat secret will give you more complete nutritional information if you enter the ingredients
Tammie McGovern says
Best sauce ever ! Tastes amazing, freezes amazing and tastes amazing on just on its own or over pretty much everything !!
Delicious! Easy to make, I put mine in a crockpot and let it cooked all day!
If I cannot find Romano cheese, can I substitute a different kind of cheese? Or perhaps more parmesan?
I love all of your recipes! Thank you so much for all of the work that you do!
I know I may be asking a lot, but I do it with love and respect for all that you do. I am diabetic, so all the low carb recipes that have shown up the last couple of years have been wonderful...and this sauce sounds great (I'll add some grass fed beef)....but net carbs don't work for diabetics, we need to count ALL carbs. I'm guessing that as you figure out your carb count you know the full count, but because Keto only seems to use net, that's all you post. Finally getting to the "asking a lot" part, lol....could you PLEASE consider posting the carb count alongside the net carb? I'm thinking it shouldn't be more work, just typing one extra sentence/number....but it would be soooo helpful for diabetics. Personally, I choose the really best of the recipes and do the math...(but I skip the ones that are just "maybe" because of the extra work involved).....but I know many of the facebook and yahoogroups of diabetics don't know (or won't) deal with the math so they skip recipes if the full carb isn't listed. So, hey, 1 extra sentence and you could get a lot of diabetics as new customers! Thank you for considering this request!
Kyndra Holley says
The total, fiber, and net are on all of my recent recipes. The last two years or so. But I am not able to go back and recalculate all of my older recipes. You can always drop the ingredients into a site like MyFitnessPal to get more complete information.
My husband is diabetic and only counts net carbs. I don’t understand what you mean. I have both T1 and T2 family members who only use net carbs.
Christina Carter says
Perfect, Easy and I get to say its homemade !! Made Spaghetti and Lasagna with this recipe always a hit!