This is a delicious pizza sauce, quick and easy, and everyone who has it loves it. The olive oil near the end preserves its flavor.

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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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  • Bring tomato puree, diced tomatoes, garlic, brown sugar, Italian seasoning, basil, and red pepper flakes to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered until sauce is thickened, about 30 minutes. Stir olive oil into tomato sauce and simmer until hot, 1 to 2 minutes more.

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Cook's Note:

If you don't want chunks of tomatoes in your sauce, use crushed tomatoes instead of diced.

Nutrition Facts

114.8 calories; protein 2.7g 5% DV; carbohydrates 15g 5% DV; fat 5.4g 8% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 546.1mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2017
A good basic pizza sauce. Much better than store bought! The olive oil really adds a nice flavor. The only I suggest is adding some salt to really make the flavors pop. Be forewarned that this will make a mess on your stove. Now's the time to break out the splatter guard!:) I did as suggested and quickly pulsed the diced tomatoes in my Ninja before adding to the pot. Worked perfectly! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2017
I didn't make any changes but next time I'll add more seasonings and no red pepper. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2017
A good basic pizza sauce. Much better than store bought! The olive oil really adds a nice flavor. The only I suggest is adding some salt to really make the flavors pop. Be forewarned that this will make a mess on your stove. Now's the time to break out the splatter guard!:) I did as suggested and quickly pulsed the diced tomatoes in my Ninja before adding to the pot. Worked perfectly! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2017
I didn't make any changes but next time I'll add more seasonings and no red pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2014
Excellent balance of herbs and tomatoes adding olive oil at ends gives great flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2020
After becoming obsessed with an episode of "The best thing I ever ate," I was on the search for a pizza sauce. The recipe I was trying to duplicate was a Pizza Pot Pie. I made this sauce as written but added an onion and sausage(I did put in less olive oil because the sausage has grease). I must say, My picture and the close-up during the episode looked exactly alike. I let people at work try it and was told that I could bottle the sauce and that the Pizza Pot Pie "changed my life!" by my co-workers! This will be my signature pizza sauce!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2020
Simple and delicious. I owned a pizza franchise for over 10 years and this is how I make sauce for my own use at home. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2014
We just returned from an extensive trip to Italy and we were on the hunt for a pizza sauce that is similar to the typical sauce on the pizzas in Italy. This is it! I used Cento (Italian brand) tomato puree and didn't change any of the ingredients. It is perfect. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2013
It's very easy pizza...hehehehe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2014
This was delicious and easy. I didn't have puree so I threw slightly drained canned diced tomatoes and all other ingredients (including the oil) into a blender for a few minutes before transferring them to a pot. Because I have fresh herbs in my garden right now I threw fresh basil and oregano in the blender with everything too and it was just wonderful. My children thought it was the best! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2019
Try substituting the red pepper flakes with a one inch chunk of pepperoni quartered, and substitute the brown sugar with an ounce of Chianti or Cabernet Sauvignon wine. Read More