Zero Point Marinara Sauce


This Zero Point Marinara Sauce is super delicious, easy to make, and requires only a few simple ingredients!

Author: thepounddropper. com

PREP TIME5 minutes

COOK TIME10 minutes

TOTAL TIME15 minutes


  • 1 ( 28 oz.) can San Marsano tomatoes, whole peeled or crushed tomatoes.
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves or 2 Tbsp dried basil 
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp minced onions, dry or fresh
  • 4 Tbsp fresh parsley or 1 Tbsp dried parsley 
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup to 1 cup tomato sauce, if desired


  1. Place canned tomatoes, garlic cloves, fresh basil, and parsley into a blender or food processor, blend for about 30 seconds until pureed.
  2. Place in a large sauce pan or dutch oven. Add minced dried onions, salt, and dried oregano. Stir until well combined. 
  3. Stir in tomato sauce for desired consistency.
  4. Let the sauce simmer for ten minutes.
  5. Use on pasta, spaghetti squash, pizza, ect.

Makes 4 (1 cup) servings

0 Points®per serving


How do I thicken or thin out the sauce?

Depending on your preference of thickness-you can choose to make the sauce thinner or thicker by adding water or cornstarch. 

To thicken:

Use Cornstarch. Cornstarch is pretty neutral in flavor and can be easily added to the sauce.  Whisk 1/2 tsp cornstarch with a little water. Pour into the simmer sauce and stir until well combined. You’ll often see thickening results with a small amount of cornstarch.

Use Tomato Paste: add 1-2 Tbsp of tomato paste to thicken the sauce.

To thin out: add 1/4-1 cup tomato sauce while sauce is simmering. 

  • Add 2 tsp of zero point white granulated sugar substitute, for added sweetness. 

Smartpoints: GREE/BLUE/PURPLE: zero SmartPoints per serving

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