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Homemade Pizza Sauce from Scratch

Rated as 3.7 out of 5 Stars
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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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Ingredients

1 h 10 m servings 35
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  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.

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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 35 calories; 1.8 4.9 0.4 0 682 Full nutrition

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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 e...

Most helpful critical review

I did not care for this recipe. Far too sweet.

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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 e...

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.

I did not care for this recipe. Far too sweet.

I saw that many reviewers cut back on the sugar, so I did as well and used brown sugar as that is what I grew up watching my mom use. I like more sauce on my pizza and felt it did not yield enou...

I had extra tomatoes from my garden, so I decided to make this sauce. However, I didn't want to make as much so I halved it. Instead of garlic salt, I used fresh crushed garlic. I also omitted...

My suggestion now is to hold off on garlic salt and sugar until the end, and then add it to taste.

I think the measurements for the Garlic Salt are incorrect... I made this to the recipe EXCEPT I used 1 tb Garlic Powder and 1 Tb Garlic Salt (I thought 2 tb. salt seemed like too much) and it w...

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

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 li...