Stir-through Pasta sauces are super convenient. Whilst nothing will compare to a homemade sauce, these sauces do make Low carb living a little easier at times.

They are a quick way you can add flavour to your veggies, caul-rice, legume pasta or zoodles. One of the easiest meals to pop together is stirring a few tablespoons of sauce into some veggies, add some cheese and blitz in the microwave.

In this Supermarket Review, we compare:

Macros per 100gCarbsProteinFat
Providore - Italian Tomatoes with red chilli3.4g1.2g10.7
Chicken Tonight - Creamy Mushroom3.9g0.4g8.3g
Providore - Grilled Vegetables with tomatoes4.1g2.0g6.3g
Piatti - Bolognese4.1g3.3g4.6g
Coles - Simmer Sauce Creamy Mushroom4.3g1g9.0g
Latina Fresh Pouches - Tomato & Smoked Bacon + Chilli4.4g3.7g11.9g
Simmer Sensations - Creamy Mushrooms4.5g0.3g9.5g
Latina Fresh Pouches - Chunky Garden Vegetables4.6g1.8g9.3g
Piatti Fresh - Carbonara4.9g5g12g
Leggo's Fresh - Napoli5.2g1.8g1.2g
Leggo's Creamy Tomato & Mozzarella5.4g1.7g6.8g

Our criteria: 5g carbs or less per 100g

Updated February 2020

Our Top Pick!

Providore Series – Tomatoes with Red Chilli 


Ingredients:Tomatoes (85%) (puree paste) sunflower oil garlic salt parsley corn starch chilli sugar food acids (citric lactic).

Carbs per 100ml: 3.4g

Comments: This has a high amount of tomato – simple ingredient list.

Providore Series – Grilled vegetables with Italian Tomatoes

Ingredients: Tomato puree, grilled vegetables, sunflower oil, garlic, salt, basil, sugar, olive oil, corn starch, wine vinegar, food acids

Carbs per 100ml: 4.1g

Comments: Another high amount of Tomatoes. simple ingredient list

Chicken Tonight Creamy Mushroom

Ingredients: Water, canola oil, mushroom (7%), onion (5%), thickeners (1422, xanthan gum), cream (milk), salt, sugar, mushroom powder, egg yolk, pepper, food acid (lactic), parsley, caramelised sugar

Carbs per 100ml: 3.9g

Comments: Found in Coles & Woolworths

Piatti – Bolognese Sauce

Ingredients: Tomato, (Tomato, acidity regulator 330) Water, Beef 18%, Onion, (5.7%) Carrot, Celery, Corn starch, Tomato paste (0.7%) Seasoning, (Maltodextrin, Natural flavours) Salt, Basil Garlic Powder, Parsley, Oregano Pepper, Contains 34% tomato, Herbs & Spices

Carbs per 100ml: 4.1g

Comments: Found in Aldi and Coles.

Coles Simmer Sauce – Creamy Mushroom

Ingredients: Water, Canola oil, Mushrooms (7%) Onion, Thickeners 1422,415 Cream, salt, sugar, egg yolk powder, White Pepper, Lactic Acid, Parsley, Caramelised sugar

Carbs per 100ml: 4.3g

Comments: Found in Coles. Contains added sugar. 

Latina Fresh Tomato, Smoked Bacon & Chilli

Ingredients: Diced tomato (62%) onion, smoked bacon (10%) pork salt dextrose, sugar, minerals salts, water, antioxidants (sodium erythorbate) preservatives, sodium nitrate, olive oil, canola oil, celery, (3%) romano cheese, garlic, salt, smoked paprika (0.2%) food acid, citric acid, chilli (0.08%), oregano, black pepper

Carbs per 100ml: 4.4g

Comments: Found in Coles in the fridge section.

Simmer Sensations Creamy Mushrooms

Ingredients: Water, Vegetable oil, Mushroom (7%) onion (5%) Thickeners 1422, 415) Cream, Salt, sugar Egg Yolk Powder, Spice, Acidity, Regulator 270, Dried Herb, Caramelised sugar

Carbs per 100ml: 4.5g

Comments: Found in Aldi (Almost identical recipe as Chicken tonight)

Latina Fresh Chunky Garden Vegetables

 Ingredients: Diced Tomato (59%), onion (11%) olive oil, eggplant (4%) zucchini (4%) capsicum (4%) carrot (4%) canola oil, celery, garlic, basil, (0.6%) salt, food acid (citric acid) yeast extract, black pepper (0.07%) oregano 0.03% bay leaves 0.01%

Carbs per 100ml: 4.6g

Comments: Found in Coles in the fridge section.

Piatti Fresh Carbonara

Ingredients: Milk (41%), Cream 18%, Water, Bacon 10% (Pork, water, salts , mineral salts 451 452, Dextrose, Antioxidants, Preservatives (250) Hydrolysed, Vegetable Protein Flavour, Onion 5% Parmesan Cheese 93%) Reconstituted Garlic, Vegetable oil, Whole Egg Powder, Salt, Flavours, Black Pepper, Preservatives (234) Contains 9% pork 0.9% garlic

Carbs per 100ml: 4.9g

Comments: Found in Aldi and Coles in the fridge section.

Leggo’s Fresh Napoli

Ingredients: Diced tomato (68%) tomato paste (14%) onion water brown sugar olive oil salt garlic basil food acid (citric) black pepper oregano cornflour.

Carbs per 100ml: 5.2g

Comments: Found in Woolies in fridge.

Leggo’s Creamy Tomato & Mozzarella

Ingredients: Diced tomato (63%) thickened cream (12%) [cream (contains *milk*) mineral salts (450 sodium bicarbonate) stabiliser (400)] onion (7%) tomato paste (5%) mozzarella cheese (2%) (contains *milk*) corn flour garlic salt butter (contains *milk*) olive oil parmesan cheese (contains *milk*) herbs (basil oregano) brown sugar food acid (citric) natural preservative (nisin) *wheat* flour.

Carbs per 100ml: 5.4g

Comments: Found in Woolies in fridge.

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**Please note information was accurate at the time of collecting. If changes are made to the brand (packaging or nutrition) within our updates, please refer to their website. Changes may occur regarding their availability, please check with your local supermarket for more info.

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Jo struggled with obesity as a teenager. She decided that she needed to take control of her health, and embarked on a 3.5-year journey to lose 56kg’s and get healthy, This involved a combination of cutting out a lot of unhealthy foods, reducing carbs and exercising. Educating herself on the value of nutrient-rich foods was a key factor. Throughout this, Jo became passionate about helping as many people feel as good as they can, so they could enjoy life with those that they love. Joanne started with the business in Customer Service, and due to her passion for Low Carb as well as experience as a Weight Loss Coach – quickly progressed and was promoted to Community Manager.