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Homemade Pizza Sauce from Scratch

Rated as 3.48 out of 5 Stars

"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 cals
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 g fat; 4.9 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 682 mg sodium. 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...

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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...

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

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...

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...

wish I would've read the reviews before! I was in a hurry... way to sweet for my taste!