Homemade Pizza Sauce from Scratch

Homemade Pizza Sauce from Scratch

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"I noticed that most (all?) the pizza sauce recipes call for either tomato paste or tomato sauce or both. I wanted to do it from scratch! So I experimented until I got it right. This is much better than the store-bought sauce with none of those nasty preservatives."

Ingredients 1 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 35 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 35 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 1.8 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.9g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 682 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place tomatoes, water, and olive oil in a blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Transfer tomato mixture to a large pot.
  2. Stir sugar, garlic salt, and vinegar into tomato mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thickened, 1 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour tomato sauce into a clean blender or food processor no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until tomato sauce is very smooth.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • This should yield enough for about 8 12-inch pizzas where you need about 6 tablespoons sauce per pizza. You can put what you don't use in plastic bags in the freezer. I put 6 tablespoons sauce into 8 separate bags. Just run hot water over the bag to thaw.
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Lightedway
8/31/2013

A nice way to use up an ubandance of romas this season. Used my food processor for the first step. Decided to cut back the sugar a tad and it was still a sweet sauce. After simmering I used my emersion blender for step three. Threw in some dried basil and oregano. I advise cutting back the sugar to taste. Enjoy!

DouglasAdams42
8/14/2013

I've tried this recipe in the past and my only complaint is that it is a little sweet. I'm going to try it again today and ex the sugar.

JRM
6/25/2014

Sickeningly sweet.