This quick Keto spaghetti sauce comes together in about 17 minutes and has just 56 calories and 3g net carbs per serving. It's a low carb pasta sauce that you will make again and again.
Buon giorno! 👋
Today I’m going to show you how to make an easy Keto spaghetti sauce that only takes about 17 minutes to whip up. A classically prepared tomato sauce is typically simmered all afternoon, but you can make a very passable sauce in less than 20 minutes.
So this Keto pasta sauce is quite quick.
Let’s talk about how to make it.
- extra virgin olive oil
- shallots or onions
- crushed tomatoes
- black pepper
- dried basil
- dried oregano
- dried parsley
- red wine vinegar
- Swerve Granular
🍃 Fresh herbs
Now, like I said, the recipe is meant to be speedy quick, so it calls for dried herbs. But if you’d like to add fresh herbs, then I won’t stop you. Just use 1 tablespoon of the fresh herb instead of 1 teaspoon of the dried herb. You can chop up the fresh basil, or just throw the leaves in whole. You’ll need to fuss with taking the leaves off of the oregano stems, but you can chop up the parsley.
It might surprise you to see the Keto sweetener Swerve on the list of ingredients. But that is actually the secret ingredient (that and love of course). Most tomato sauces use sugar to counteract and balance out the acidity of the tomatoes. We’ll do the same, but we’ll make it sugar-free.
🥩 Adding beef
It’s easy to make a poor man’s Bolognese sauce too. Just saute your onions and garlic in a large skillet instead of a saucepan and then add a pound of ground beef. Brown the ground beef, drain the fat if you like, and continue with the recipe. The Keto tomato sauce works equally well in Keto spaghetti and meatballs.
🍝 The noodles
There is still the small matter of the spaghetti noodles to consider. Normal durum wheat-based pasta is out of the question, but there are a lot of low carb options out there.
The list includes:
- Shirataki noodles
- Edamame noodles
- Homemade egg noodles
- Homemade lupin flour noodles
- Homemade psyllium husk noodles
- Zoodles (zucchini noodles)
- Palmini noodles
- Great Low Carb Bread Co. noodles
- Carba-Nada noodles
- ImPASTAble noodles
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- Heat olive oil in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
- Add onions and saute for 2 minutes until softened. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds more.
- Add all the remaining ingredients to the pan and stir it up.
- Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Taste and adjust seasoning if desired.
And that’s it. 👩🍳
You can make a flavorful pot of Keto spaghetti sauce in about 17 minutes. And did I mention that it only has just 56 calories and 3g net carbs per serving? Add some zero-calorie zero-carb shirataki noodles and you’ll have a meal with… just 56 calories and 3g net carbs per serving.
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Quick Keto Spaghetti Sauce
This quick Keto spaghetti sauce comes together in about 17 minutes and has just 3g net carbs per serving.
- Prep Time: 3
- Cook Time: 14
- Total Time: 17 minutes
- Yield: 3 ½ cups 1x
- Category: Entree
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Italian
- Diet: Diabetic
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup shallots or onions, chopped
- 1 (28 oz) can of crushed tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Swerve Granular
Step 1. Heat olive oil in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
Step 2. Add onions and saute for 2 minutes until softened. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds more.
Step 3. Add all the remaining ingredients to the saucepan and stir it up.
Step 4. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Step 5. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired.
You can substitute fresh herbs for dried ones. Just use 1 tablespoon of each herb instead of 1 teaspoon.
- Serving Size: ¼ cup
- Calories: 56
- Fat: 4
- Carbohydrates: 4
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 1
Keywords: Keto Spaghetti Sauce, Keto Tomato Sauce, Sugar-Free Spaghetti Sauce, Keto Pasta Sauce
I added 1/2 tsp fennel seed and 1 top red peppers...delicious!
I made this with ground beef. I substituted the red wine vinegar with balsamic vinegar, because that's what I had on hand. Otherwise, I kept to the recipe. So easy to make and fast. It was absolutely delicious! Will definitely make this again in a bigger batch so I can freeze some for future meals. No leftovers this time because my husband kept going back for more. Just a small amount left that my he plans to use to make a sauce sandwich with tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe!
I just made this and couldn’t believe how quick and easy this was. Not only quick and easy, it is so delicious! Thank you for sharing!
Emily Krill says
I made this recipe and oh my goodness it was so good!!! This was my very first time to make it fresh and homemade!! I will never buy it by the can again.It was quick and easy and soooo good!
Emily Krill says
Yay! Thanks so much for your nice note!
I tried the recipe and it was really good. thanks for the recipe. This recipe is very similar to my recipe. Palmini Lasagna Recipe
Emily Krill says
Cool, I’ll check it out.
Can I use red wine in place of the red wine vinegar
Emily Krill says
Sure, that should be good.