8 Servings Cost: $5.01
Per 1/2 cup serving: $0.63 each.
Recipe By: Susie T. Gibbs
Serving Size: 8 servings Yield: 4 cups
Prep. Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes Stove Top
Start to Finish: 20 Minutes
This is a hearty homemade marinara and meat sauce low carb recipe that works great as its own one pot supper or as an element in lasagna or chicken parmigiana.
- 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced thinly
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 cup Meat Base 1
- 2 cups Easy Roasted Tomato Marinara
- Slice mushrooms thinly and saute in olive oil until wilted and starting to brown slightly.
- Mix Easy Roasted Marinara, Meat Base 1, and the sautéed mushrooms. All of these bases store well in the freezer. This meat sauce freezes great, too!
Per Serving : 144 Calories; 10g Fat; 7g Protein; 6.89g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 21mg Cholesterol; 385mg Sodium; 4.89g Net Carbohydrate
Serve meat sauce over a bed of low carb pasta substitutes:
- Garlic Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)
- Garlic Spinach
- Garlic Broccoli
- Garlic Green Beans
- Garlic Spaghetti Squash
- Fettuccine Shiritaki Noodles
Use meat sauce to prepare many Italian dishes:
- Chicken Parmigiana
- Eggplant Parmigiana
SUSIE T’s NOTES:
This makes a hearty low carb meal that is also low calorie and fairly low fat! This low carb recipe is a great nutritional bargain. If you don’t have time to make the roasted marinara, use a purchased sauce with the lowest amount of carbs you can find. Try to find ones that are soy free!
Each time Fluffy Chix Cook makes Low Carb Meat Base 1 for a recipe I’m using that night, I make an extra recipe of it at the same time. Takes the same amount of time to prep and cook, but the payoff comes when you portion the extra recipe of the meat, cool it down, then package and freeze it for later use.
This low carb recipe takes only minutes to put together from start to finish. I can have a salad made and dinner on the table before a pizza could deliver to the house! How’s that for convenience?
It’s also cheap! I watch for sales, and make this recipe in bulk for the freezer when I find great buys on beef and tomatoes.
If you would like to see a step-by-step tutorial for a similar low carb roasted marinara dish please visit Fluffy Chix Cook Roasted Vegetable Marinara low carb recipe.