I usually get really nervous when I have to prepare my own sauces especially for pastas as I’m a huge fan of Italian food but I hate putting on pants and going out to get some… sigh… what’s a girl to do?

So I decided to put on my apron instead and try making my very own Marinara sauce.

This recipe is really simple and much easier than what I had expected it to be and also I couldn’t stop tasting this delicious sauce I honestly thought they’d be non left for dinner!

100% banting friendly and did I mention delicious?


1/4 cup Olive Oil or coconut oil

1 whole diced onion

5 cloves garlic, minced

2 cans whole tomatoes

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

2 teaspoons Sugar or Xylitol

2 Tablespoons Minced Fresh Oregano or Basil.

2 Tablespoons finely chopped parsley, Plus More For Serving

Cooked Pasta, For Serving


In a medium pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Pour the tomatoes and juice in a large bowl and use your hands or a blender to crush the tomatoes so that the juices are released and they are all broken up. Add the contents of the bowl to the pot and stir. Add the salt, pepper, sugar, and oregano (or other dried or fresh herbs). Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Add minced fresh parsley at the end and taste/adjust the sauce for seasonings.

Toss with pasta, then serve on top of the pasta with Parmesan and more parsley (or fresh basil if you have it!)

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