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Homemade Pizza Sauce from Scratch Recipe
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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."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    1 hr 10 mins

Directions

  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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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 25, 2014

Sickeningly sweet.

 
Aug 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!

 
Sep 30, 2014

It's WAY too salty! Great start to a basic recipe.

 
Aug 22, 2014

This recipe is very very sweet. Too sweet for traditional pizza, but just right as a dipping sauce (for cheese breads, Italian breads, etc.). This sauce would work well for fruit based pizzas like pineapple or a sweet BBQ chicken pizza. The texture is wonderful. We found no need to blend the sauce a second time as it cooked into smoothness just fine.

 
Aug 13, 2014

It was very sweet for a sauce, it was closer to a dip. I cut out all of the sugar and only used 1/2 the salt the second time.

 
Feb 01, 2014

I reduced the sugar some, and it still had a nice flavor. I also sprinkled some Italian seasoning to taste.

 

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Nutrition

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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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