My child could make this! It's that easy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Pour crushed tomatoes into the saucepan and place over low heat. Stir basil, garlic, salt, and black pepper into the tomatoes; bring to a simmer. Add Parmesan cheese to sauce to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

127 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 15g 5% DV; fat 7.4g 11% DV; cholesterol 0.2mg; sodium 263.1mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2012
delicious i highly recomend it!!!!!! Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2019
I made it as directed and found it a little bland. I then added 3 more cloves of garlic, tablespoon of oregano and 3 more leaves of fresh basil and because we like our sauce a little on the sweet side a tablespoon of sugar. I only had a can of diced tomatoes so I used my immersions blender to blend it down. I prefer a thicker sauce so I let it simmer for 40 minutes. Delish. Read More
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2012
delicious i highly recomend it!!!!!! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2013
Simple but tasty. Added a little oregano as well. Used the sauce on "Deep-Dish Cast Iron Pizza" from allrecipes. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2013
Can't believe I've never made pizza sauce from scratch before. SO easy! This recipe is delicious!! I subbed what I had on hand diced tomatoes and tomato sauce dried basil. (mashed up with potato masher after cooking awhile) Did add oregano and extra garlic. Can't wait to try this with San Marzano tomatoes! Read More
(8)
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Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2013
I made as instructed above. Personally I love garlic and felt that 3 cloves didn't stand up to the 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes so I made it 5-6 cloves. Also I recommend 3-6 pinches of sugar to balance it out the acids from the tomatoes. It makes a big difference.Don't overdo it though. Lastly- make sure the canned tomatoes are of high quality. Pastene brand Italian tomatoes are my favorite. In the North End in Boston the owner of my favorite restaurant said "It's all about the tomatoes". Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2015
This is a great base for any sort of tomato sauce need a marinara? Add some onion and wine. Spaghetti sauce? add some tomato paste and some sugar. It's a great starting point for all things tomatoey! It also stands up to a great deal of tinkerability. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2014
This has a wonderful flavor. I also liked the chunks of tomatoes on my pizza. I thought that the sauce was thin so I cooked it on a very low setting for the about a hour while my pizza crust was processing. I used it on the Cast-iron Pizza from this site. It was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2013
Delicious. My husband called it a masterpiece. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2018
I am very pleased with this sauce recipe. I did use two pinches of sugar per reviews and 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil instead of fresh only because the two stores near me didn't have any fresh basil. I used 1 pinch of pepper (recipe doesn't specify) along with the 1 pinch of salt. I must say this is the best pizza sauce I have made to date. It was even a little better the next day probably because the flavors were able to fully mix overnight. This is now my go to recipe for pizza sauce. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2016
Awesome and easy. Have made it twice and have plans to make it again adding pepperoni and using it for grinders. (Italian meatball sandwich) Also makes a good marinara for breadsticks as I caught my son finishing the leftovers with the breadsticks I made out of extra pizza dough I had left. I only yelled at him for eating with his head still in the fridge which never happened before. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2019
I made it as directed and found it a little bland. I then added 3 more cloves of garlic, tablespoon of oregano and 3 more leaves of fresh basil and because we like our sauce a little on the sweet side a tablespoon of sugar. I only had a can of diced tomatoes so I used my immersions blender to blend it down. I prefer a thicker sauce so I let it simmer for 40 minutes. Delish. Read More
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