This homemade marinara sauce is sweet, tangy, and partners up perfectly with meatballs, zucchini noodles, or as a keto garlic bread dipping sauce.
When most people think of marinara sauce, the first thing that pops into their mind is spaghetti. Unless you’re my daughter, in which you immediately think of mozzarella sticks.
Then again, I think of garlic bread. Marinara sauce makes an excellent dipping sauce.
Often store bought marinara sauce is sweetened with sugar, which bump up the carbs. It’s one of those hidden carb products you need to watch out for since tomatoes already have their own store of natural sugars.
While writing this post I was thinking of all the other ways I use marinara sauce. Meatballs, chicken, or, as my daughter pointed out, mozzarella sticks. Cheese and marinara will always go well together.
In order to drop the added sugars from the store bought marinara sauces I decided to create my own. It’s a quick and easy sauce with the perfect amount of sweetness derived from the tomatoes own sugars. Best of all, it’s lower in carbs than store bought sauces.
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Add all ingredients to a saucepan heated to medium heat. Bring sauce almost to a boil, then drop the heat to low. Simmer for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. The longer you simmer, the thicker it will get.
Homemade Marinara Sauce
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A 450IU9%
Vitamin C 10.7mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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