Keto Pizza Sauce

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Are you tired of spending big bucks for commercial keto pizza sauce? Never fear, Chef Jenn is here and I’m sharing with you all my tips and tricks to make this succulent, rich, and seasoned-just-right keto pizza sauce!

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If I had a nickel every time someone bought expensive commercial keto pizza sauce or tomato sauce, I’d be able to afford a luxe vacation in Tahiti.

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I’m not an Instant Pot salesperson and I don’t work for them, and as a now-retired professional chef, I thought “Nah, I don’t need an Instant Pot.”

But as a working mom, wife, and all together too-darn-busy person, my Instant Pot is one of the most used appliances in my house. Another one of my favorite IP dishes is this Beef Stroganoff – so beefy, and made with ground beef, it’s affordable!

If you’re not convinced yet, check this out. Last time I did a price check, leading commercial brands of Keto pizza sauce, for just 13 ounces, were selling between $5 and $9 USD. I made this 7-cup batch of sauce, for less than $3. For a commercial sauce, that’s $0.69 per ounce for store-bought, and $0.053 per ounce for homemade. It doesn’t take much scratch cooking to make up the price of an Instant Pot.

And the best part? You can use this sauce with a variety of dishes, including theses amazing Keto Pizza Chaffles!

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Keto Pizza Sauce

Making Keto Pizza Sauce

Is pizza sauce keto? Yah, it can be!

This is about the easiest recipe in the world, and it tastes SOOO good.

Open up your Instant Pot, add the crushed tomatoes, water, spices, garlic, salt, and butter. That’s it. Set the Instant Pot to Manual, then set it for 15 minutes on high pressure. Let it release naturally for about 10 minutes, then go ahead and push the pressure release to bring the pressure down and open it up.

That’s it!

Chef’s Tips

  • Adjust the seasonings to suit your own tastes. This is a VERY forgiving sauce. Add onion powder, garlic powder, more or less Italian seasoning, a pinch of red pepper flakes, whatever you want!
  • Use canned crushed tomatoes, not diced or whole tomatoes. The consistency is different and crushed tomatoes make a smoother sauce. Unless of course you want a chunkier sauce, then go for the diced!
  • Look for canned crushed tomatoes with NO added sugar or salt! Add your own salt to taste.
  • Adding the water is important. I made several batches of this in my 8-quart Instant Pot, and some batches got a little stuck to the bottom of the pot (not burned, but stuck), and some didn’t. I’m not sure why. If your sauce does stick to the bottom, don’t scrape it up! Just empty the pot without dislodging the stuck layer, then soak the pot before washing.
  • If you’re doing strict keto, use grass-fed butter, for dirty or lazy keto, regular butter is fine.

Is This a Keto Freezer Dish?

Yes! This sauce FREEZES amazingly! Store this keto freezer recipe in quart-size freezer baggies and thaw in hot water for a few minutes (or in the microwave) whenever you need amazing keto pizza sauce.

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Keto Pizza Sauce

Herbaceous and thick, this keto Pizza Sauce is the only pizza sauce you need! Save your money and made it from scratch instead of buying over-priced commercial jars!
Course Sauces / Spices / Dressings
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chocolate sauce, pizza, pizza sauce, tomato sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
natural release time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 169kcal
Author Chef Jenn

Ingredients

  • 56 ounce no salt added crushed tomatoes
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 bay leaves

Instructions

  • Peel and crush, or roughly chop, the garlic.
  • Open the cans of tomato sauce, and put everything into the Instant Pot.
  • Set the pot to Manual, high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Let it naturally release for 10 minutes before pressing the release button.

Notes

The nutrition information is based on 1/4 cup serving size, and can vary based on what brand of tomatoes you use.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 800mg | Potassium: 590mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 781IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbohydrates: 11g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

By Chef Jenn

14 thoughts on “Keto Pizza Sauce”

  1. I am so glad you posted this sauce recipe. I usually buy store spaghetti sauce already bottled. Which by the way I hate that is so sweet. I can add things to it until I am blue in the face but no improvement . Also I don’t like that with very little heat it “perks” like coffee. . I hope I explained that correctly. I have to use the lid for a shield when I stir it.

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