Low Carb Pizza Sauce Recipe

Atkins Traditional Pizza Sauce
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 18 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 0 1/2 cup, chopped Onions
  • 1 tsp, leaves Basil (Dried)
  • 0 1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 clove Garlic, raw
  • 0 1/4 tsp BLACK PEPPER Finlay Extracts & Ingredients USA, Inc.
  • 1 teaspoon SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener (with inulin)
  • 0 1/2 tsp Fennel, seed
  • 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes (Canned)
  • 0 3/4 tsp, leaves OREGANO Colonna Brothers
  • 0 1/2 tsp SALT Morton Salt, Inc.
  • 2 tablespoon EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL Salov North America Corp.
  • 4 tbsp TOMATO PASTE Schnuck Markets, Inc.


Keep the carb count of your pizza night low with this tasty, sugar-free & keto-friendly pizza sauce.
  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.

Cooking Tip

So you've nailed how to make pizza sauce - now it's time to assemble your pizza! Try making your own Atkins-approved pizza dough, and get creative with your favorite low carb toppings like veggies, lean proteins, and cheese.