A simple pizza sauce used by many pizzerias. The thickness of the sauce is regulated by the amount of water used; it should be somewhat viscous.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 large pizza
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together the tomato paste, water, and olive oil. Mix well. Add garlic, salt and pepper to taste, oregano, basil, and rosemary. Mix well and let stand several hours to let flavors blend. No cooking necessary, just spread on dough.

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Nutrition Facts

104 calories; protein 1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 4.7g 2% DV; fat 9.5g 15% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 169.5mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2003
This is a very good sauce. I have tried quite a few and this is my husband’s favorite. I cut the water amount in half because of others recommendations, I highly recommend this or the sauce will be very thin and watery. I also add a ½ teaspoon of sugar. We make this now once a week! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2012
Easy, yes but way too watery if you follow the recipe. I adjusted the water down to 2/3 cup and replaced the oil with 2 Tbsp. of wine. I added a little salt and 1 tsp. of sugar along with a 1/4 tsp. of onion powder and cut back on the oregano, basil and rosemary to taste using a little over 1/4 tsp. each. Overall, not bad but don't use all that water unless you want a very, very thin sauce. Read More
(45)
565 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 47
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 20
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2003
This is a very good sauce. I have tried quite a few and this is my husband’s favorite. I cut the water amount in half because of others recommendations, I highly recommend this or the sauce will be very thin and watery. I also add a ½ teaspoon of sugar. We make this now once a week! Read More
(423)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
Thanks Frank for the recipe......to make it a quick sauce, cut the water down to a cup and the oil down to 1/4 cup......simmer for 15 minutes and add flour to bind the oil, water and tomato and spices......voila! a fast pizza sauce that's ready while your dough is rising! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2004
Excellent! I always use this recipe when I make my famous homemade pizza. I make the sauce and dough in the morning and let them both sit on the counter until dinner. Thus, the sauce has a marvelous flavor and the dough has had time to ferment. When making the sauce, I add less water and oil than the recipe calls for. This sauce has an incredible flavor! Thanks for a tremendous recipe. My family and friends rave about the pizza! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
My whole family liked this sauce a lot. The only thing I did different was I put all the ingredients together and simmered it for about an hour and than I just let it sit for another hour before I made the pizza. It came out great. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2003
Great Sauce! I used double the garlic for my garlic loving family. I did not have rosemary, so I used Italian Spices instead. I also only put 1 cup fo water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2004
Well. THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO: Its a great recipe. I tasted it and said yuck..Then it sat in my frige for 4 days. And WOW!! The paste eventually thickens All. Anyhow, with the time it had all was Delicious. A big factor I think..I used it with Ravioli and was Delish.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2003
This is the best pizza sauce! I only used 1 cup of water and it was great. I froze the rest. Also I didn't have time to let it sit before using and it still tasted yummy! Try Jay's Signature Pizza crust on this website. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2012
Easy, yes but way too watery if you follow the recipe. I adjusted the water down to 2/3 cup and replaced the oil with 2 Tbsp. of wine. I added a little salt and 1 tsp. of sugar along with a 1/4 tsp. of onion powder and cut back on the oregano, basil and rosemary to taste using a little over 1/4 tsp. each. Overall, not bad but don't use all that water unless you want a very, very thin sauce. Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2005
Goes with Jay's Pizza Crust. We've found it tastes much better if we make it the night before and let the flavors blend in the fridge overnight. Read More
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