A simple homemade sugar free pizza sauce. This low carb pizza sauce is a great way to use up a late summer crop of tomatoes or frozen skinned tomatoes.
Our tomato plants are very productive this summer. Last year, I skinned all our excess tomatoes and froze them for use over the winter. This year, I wanted to try canning some tomato sauce so I am trying out a few recipes.
Since one of my favorite meals is low carb pizza, I made a small batch of homemade sugar free pizza sauce with our garden tomatoes. And, the sauce is such a simple recipe.
Unfortunately, it didn’t make enough to fill my large canning jar. So I’m going to buy some smaller canning jars to use for future recipes and use my large pressure cooker to can them.
Sometimes, it’s difficult to find pre-made low carb pizza sauce that doesn’t have added sugar. You could use a no sugar added marinara sauce for your pizza, but this sugar free pizza sauce much thicker.
Turning all my extra tomatoes into sauce was a fabulous idea. I’ll be doubling or tripling the batch next time so I have plenty for low carb pizza making over the winter.
It’s a good way to get rid of those less than perfect tomatoes as well. My husband loves tomato plants in the garden because they are so easy to grow.
If I make a big batch, I’ll have to get the kids to help me peel all the tomatoes. It’s great to get the kids involved in cooking so they can learn.
My father did the cooking when I was growing up and I never took the time to learn from him. It was a real struggle when I was on my own apartment at college. And, there was no internet to look up cooking techniques.
I’ll admit that the internet has been a huge help when I finally started to teach myself how to cook. But, I had to buy cookbooks back when I was younger which was more difficult to learn from.
I never thought I’d be making my own low carb pizza sauce as tomato sauces were always something I’d buy. But, there really is a sense of pride learning how to make things from scratch.
It took me a long time to get where I am today with cooking. Food blogging has allowed me to venture out and try new things. And, before I started this website, I rarely made things from scratch.
I was always more into baking and creating sugary treats. But, moving to a low carb lifestyle has slowly changed how I cook because I’m making more savory dishes using whole foods.
One day, likely after retiring from my engineering job, I’ll have more free time for canning our garden crop. It would be nice to have some homemade low carb pizza sauce in the pantry over the winter.
Do you grow tomatoes? If so, what do you like to do with all the fresh tomatoes? Sometimes, I just like to make a simple tomato appetizer with them.
Homemade Sugar Free Low Carb Pizza Sauce
Homemade Sugar Free Pizza Sauce
- 4 pounds tomatoes
- 2 ½ teaspoons Truvia or 2 Tablespoons (3 packets) low carb sweetener
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon basil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
Skin tomatoes by first gently cutting an “X” at the base and then placing in boiling water for 30-60 seconds.
After skin has been removed, cut in quarters and place in microwave safe bowl.
Add sweetener and seasonings.
Cook uncovered in microwave on MED HIGH to HIGH (depending on wattage) for about 15-20 minutes.
Pour out excess liquid and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
Place tomato mixture into blender or food processor and puree.
Can be used immediately or canned for later use.
Makes about 16 servings (3 cups)
Net carbs per serving: about 4g