Traditional Pizza Sauce

Atkins Traditional Pizza Sauce
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Style: Italian
Cook Time: 18 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









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  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 0.5 cup chopped Onions
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 4 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 tsp leaves Basil (Dried)
  • 0.75 tsp leaves Oregano
  • 0.5 tsp Fennel Seed
  • 0.5 packet Stevia
  • 0.5 tsp Salt
  • 0.25 tsp Black Pepper
  • 0.25 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes (Canned)


  1. In a medium sauce pan heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Crush the garlic and add it to the pan along with the yellow onions.  Sauté until translucent; about 4 minutes  
  2. Add the tomato paste, basil, oregano, fennel, granular sugar substitute, salt, black pepper and chili flakes (optional).  Cook while stiring for 1-2 minutes.    
  3. Add crushed tomatoes and continue to cook over medium heat until heated through; 3 minutes.  Turn heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes until thick.  Remove from heat and use immediately or cool to room temperature and place into an air tight storage container in the refreigerator for up to one week or freeze for up to 1 month.  Makes about 3 cups, enough for 2 pizzas or 16 slices.  Each serving is about 3 Tbsp (nutritionals reflect 1 serving).  If it is too sweet add a dash of lemon juice to balance flavors.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fibre and sugar alcohols (also known as polyols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fibre and sugar alcohols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.