3-Minute Keto Pizza Sauce (sugar-free!)
Save lots of money and avoid the refined oils and added sugars in store-bought pizza sauce. Whip up this easy, keto pizza sauce in just 3 minutes! Works for paleo, Whole30, Trim Healthy Mama, and gluten-free lifestyles, too!
I may have mentioned once or twice that I live in the middle of nowhere.
In the middle of nowhere, we have a cute, little, 100-year-old co-op store about four minutes from my house. In fact, I am on the board of directors of this little store.
And one of my objectives as a member of this board is to help introduce and stock organic foods in the store.
In the past few months, we have had some major victories. Our little co-op now carries several organic canned and frozen items, organic salsa, and even grass-fed ground beef and raw cheddar!
One thing we don’t have yet is organic pizza sauce.
And the other canned stuff?? Well, let’s just say that’s where my food snobbery kicks in. 😉
So when my family and I have a hankering for homemade pizza, it’s not like I can send The Hubs to the store to grab a can of pizza sauce. (This is our favorite canned brand — and yes, I pizza sauce is one thing that I’m ok with buying pre-made.)
I do always have organic tomato paste in the pantry, and I can whip up a quick and easy keto pizza sauce (yeah, in 3 minutes!) that’s pretty darn close to the canned stuff.
Why homemade, sugar-free pizza sauce?
I’m a big fan of the many healthy convenience foods you can find nowadays. And storebought pizza sauce is definitely one of those things that is convenient, and the ingredients usually aren’t that bad.
In health food store pizza sauces, there are still a couple of troublesome ingredients to watch for, however. Ingredients like refined vegetable oils and added sugar.
(I still don’t understand why foods with soybean and canola oils get to be sold at health food stores, but I digress.)
Besides, even if you do find a totally organic and sugar-free pizza sauce at the store, you’re going to fork over some cash for it.
This easy recipe takes just 3 minutes and costs so much less. In fact, I can often find cans of organic tomato paste for 99 cents. Add in the inexpensive spices and seasonings, and you’re paying less than $2 for pizza sauce!
I dare you to find it that inexpensively at the health food store!
Our family makes this pizza sauce again and again. We even make it when we aren’t having pizza.
It’s delicious just to dip things in — like breadsticks!
Now let’s make homemade pizza sauce in less time than it takes to drive to the store and grab some — and for a whole lot less moolah!
How To Make This Easy, 3-Minute, Sugar-Free Pizza Sauce
Open the can of tomato paste and put the paste in a medium-size bowl — like a cereal-size bowl is just fine.
Next, add the broth or water — just enough to get a thick, paste-y pizza sauce consistency. We don’t like watered down pizza sauce, but if you do, add more water or broth.
Last, add all the seasonings and whisk well until smooth.
Use it right away or store it in a jar until ready to use!
Here’s the full recipe.
Easy, 3-Minute, Sugar-Free Pizza Sauce
Save lots of money and avoid the refined oils and added sugars in store-bought pizza sauce. Whip up this easy, sugar-free pizza sauce in just 3 minutes! Works for paleo, keto, Whole30, Trim Healthy Mama, and gluten-free lifestyles!
- 1 6-ozcan organic tomato paste
- 1/3 to 1/2cupwater or bone broth -- pretty cool way to get in some extra brothright?!
- 2teaspoonsdried oregano
- 2teaspoonsdried basil
- 1teaspoongarlic powder
- 1teaspoononion powder
- 1/4teaspooncayenneoptional -- we like this for adult pizzas with spice!
- a few cranks of fresh black pepper
- Open the can or jar of tomato paste and scrape it into a small bowl.
- Add water or broth (I use broth) and whisk to thin the paste into a sauce-like consistency.
- I like a thick pizza sauce spread really thinly on the crust. You may like a thin sauce. Simply whisk in the water or broth until the tomato paste is to your desired saucy-ness. 🙂
- Add the herbs and spices and whisk to incorporate.
- That's it!
Makes enough sauce for two or three 10" pizzas.
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Have you found a sugar-free pizza sauce recipe yet?
Last updated on 10/23/2018.
Have been looking for a sauce where I wouldn’t spend $6 on a very small bottle. And it is delicious! Win, Win!!! Thank you.
Awesome! Glad you loved it and saved some $$!
Hi! What are the macros?
I am slowly working on getting nutrient info added to my recipes. Basically, the macros are whatever the macros of a can of tomato paste are, if using water and not bone broth, plus the added sodium from the salt. The spices and herbs don’t add fat, carbs, or protein.
Does this sauce freeze well?
Absolutely! I would recommend freezing it in an ice cube tray so you can pop out the portion you need easily.
My family loved it on our homemade pizzas!
Awesome!! So glad you made it, loved it, and took the time to come back and leave a comment! Thank you!
This pizza sauce was great! I did however find it was a little too salty but not enough to change rating. I will reduce salt next time.
Thanks for reporting back! Glad you enjoyed it! Salt should always be to taste, as everyone’s salt preference is different.
This is soooo good!! Thank you for sharing your recipe. I had tomato paste and was looking for a quick way to make pizza sauce with it so it would be keto friendly. This was perfect and exactly what I wanted. It tastes awesome. I used low carb protein tortillas as the crust, with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni on top. Made perfect personal thin crust pizzas for everyone. Perfecto!!
Sounds amazing! I’m so glad you loved my recipe!
How long does this sauce keep in the refrigerator?
We’ve had it stay good up to 2 weeks, Tirenia. Hope that helps!