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Rating: 4.52 stars
130 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 87
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3

My mom gave me this recipe. It's a very quick and versatile sauce that may be doubled or tripled. Substitute other cheeses and herbs for variety.

Recipe Summary

prep:
2 mins
cook:
13 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In large skillet, saute garlic in oil until golden. Add tomato paste, sugar, oregano, basil, water, cheese and wine. Season with salt and pepper and simmer 10 minutes over medium-low heat.

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Nutrition Facts

245 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 22g; fat 15.4g; cholesterol 4.4mg; sodium 749.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (101)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2010
Excellent pizza sauce! I would however only use this for pizza, not on pasta. I made this ultra quick and easy by doing an uncooked version. I took the tomato paste and blended it with 2/3 cup of warm water then added the wine. I used only 1 tsp. of sugar and then mixed in the rest of the ingredients leaving out the olive oil. I used minced garlic from the jar and added additional 1/4 tsp. of onion powder, 1/4 tsp. of salt, and 1/4 tsp. of marjoram. Absolutely perfect and I would love to try this as a dip for mozzarella sticks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2010
Pretty good but not perfect pizza sauce. I can't put my finger on what's missing so I'll keep looking for that perfect recipe. Definately would not work as a pasta sauce. Read More
(4)
130 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 87
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2010
Excellent pizza sauce! I would however only use this for pizza, not on pasta. I made this ultra quick and easy by doing an uncooked version. I took the tomato paste and blended it with 2/3 cup of warm water then added the wine. I used only 1 tsp. of sugar and then mixed in the rest of the ingredients leaving out the olive oil. I used minced garlic from the jar and added additional 1/4 tsp. of onion powder, 1/4 tsp. of salt, and 1/4 tsp. of marjoram. Absolutely perfect and I would love to try this as a dip for mozzarella sticks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2009
I've tried a couple pizza sauce recipes on this site and never really liked any of them until I found this one! As others noted it's a terrific base to start with and tinker to your tastes. I added 1/4 tsp of marjoram and 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning in addition to the called for spices. I also cut the sugar and grated Parmesan in half and omitted the wine. after simmering i turned the burner off and let it sit there on the warm stove covered while I baked cookies and prepared the whole wheat pizza crust so that the flavors would have time to blend even more. It turned out fantastic! I had friends over for dinner and they raved! Definitely a keeper in my recipe box. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2003
Yum! The only thing I might change next time is adding just a teensy bit less sugar. (My husband doesn't care for sweet sauces.) However if you try this and think it's too sweet a teaspoon or so of vinegar will help. Just for myself I thought it was great. MUCH better than most jarred sauces. NOTE: I do recommend this for pizzas but not as a pasta sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2011
I upped the serving amount to six and I threw in more minced garlic and one minced sweet onion. I also used brown sugar instead of white. After taste testing it, I added additional oregano and basil. I used this in Pepperoni Pizza Bake. One of the best pizza sauces I've found on this site, with adjustments. The longer it simmers, the better it gets. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2002
The sauce was good as a pizza sauce but does not stand alone. At all. If you're looking for pizza sauce use this recipe but if you're looking for pasta sauce look somewhere else. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2003
The BEST pizza sauce! I can't figure out why there aren't more ratings yet for this recipe. I have tried many others looking for the perfect pizza sauce to go with the perfect pizza. Although my pizzas were really good there was something missing. This recipe is the missing link. It is absolutely delicious on pizza and nothing is missing anymore. You must try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2011
Great pizza sauce! As other reviewers stated I did not add 2 teaspoons of sugar more like 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. I didn't have any red wine on hand but the sauce was delicious without it! The cheese thickens the sauce and really brings it together. This is definitely going to be my pizza sauce to go to now and I will never buy jarred pizza sauce again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2011
Only giving 4 stars because I changed a few things. Wilth the changes fabulous sauce! My changes; cut the sugar in half and only add as much water as needed for desired thickness. I made this once with the wine and once without the wine.....definitely add the wine! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2009
I made a double batch of this for the first time this evening - I really enjoyed it! I think this is a great base recipe - you can really do what you want with it. On the suggestion of many reviewers I simply added a pinch of sugar and I think that was great - everything else I followed "roughly" (I don't measure herbs and things anymore). This is a keeper thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2010
Pretty good but not perfect pizza sauce. I can't put my finger on what's missing so I'll keep looking for that perfect recipe. Definately would not work as a pasta sauce. Read More
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