Keto Pizza Sauce Recipe
The doughy crust isn’t the only source of carbs in a pizza. Sugary pizza sauce can be a huge source of carbohydrates as well. Make this Keto pizza sauce recipe for dipping or use with a Keto crust!
How To Make Keto Pizza Sauce
Fortunately, the base of pizza sauce is already mostly fine for your keto diet. Tomatoes are a delicious food that when eaten in moderation won’t kick you out of ketosis.
The most important ingredient in this recipe is tomato sauce. You can of course, make your own tomato sauce from scratch, but if you’re in a hurry, then our easy Keto pizza recipe starts from canned tomato sauce.
A note of caution on that – you’ll want to find a brand that does not contain any added sugar.
This can be tricky, as many brands do. Check your labels and keep your eyes peeled for things like “no sugar added.”
Once you have your tomato base in place, you just add the typical spices (Italian seasoning, onion powder, and garlic powder), and simmer for a short while.
Notably, I do not add any sugar, which is what really differentiates this sauce from most commercially available pizza sauces.
If you prefer your Keto pizza sauce a bit sweeter, you can add in a dash of stevia to sweeten things.
Making Keto Pizzas
OK, so you’ve got a Keto pizza sauce – what do you do with it? Obviously you can’t make a carbohydrate-filled pizza.
But, there are a number of very ways to make a nice low carb pizza crust that won’t spike your blood sugar and will help you keep your net carbs low.
For the Keto pizza crust, there are typically two ways to make it:
First is a cauliflower crust. Don’t despair if you don’t get it right on the first try. They can be tricky, but they’re a great way to get your pizza fix on Keto as well as your low carb vegetables.
The other method is to use coconut flour or almond flour. This will give you a result that more closely resembles your favorite delivery pie.
Count Your Keto Macros!
Even though both your pizza sauce and your pizza crust are made from low carb ingredients, they’re not zero carbs. So you’ll need to calculate the number of carbs in the entire pizza and then determine how many servings you can enjoy.
We find Keto pizzas are great as a snack or appetizer to share with family before you start your main course. That way, you’ll get to enjoy pizza without loading up on a bunch of carbs.
- Add all the ingredients into a small saucepan on a low heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 3 g
- Calories: 19
- Sugar: 3 g
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 4 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 1 g