If you love pizza sauce but hate the taste or additives in store-bought, this recipe is for you!

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt butter with olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, celery, and garlic in the butter mixture until the onion is soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.

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  • Stir tomato sauce and tomato paste into the onion mixture until smooth; add Parmesan cheese, fennel seeds, basil, oregano, salt, sugar, pepper, and bay leaf. Stir the sauce and bring to a slow simmer; cook at a slow simmer for 1 hour. Remove and discard bay leaf before use.

Nutrition Facts

32.04 calories; 0.81 g protein; 2.95 g carbohydrates; 2.16 g fat; 1.97 mg cholesterol; 197.25 mg sodium. Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

11/22/2015
I did my best to stick to the recipe: no fennel sugar or bay leaf. Added a sprinkling of marjoram. Wonderful! No heat great for the kids. Perfect flavor and thick yummy goodness! I like heat and for me would add flakes or something but! ultimately I prefer toppings for heat. So there ya go!
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Most helpful critical review

01/31/2014
Very good! Thick rich and flavorful...everything a good pizza sauce should be. I did cut the dried basil in 1/2 b/c dried basil gets too strong for me but that was my only change. I will be using this again! Thanks for sharing.:)
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01/31/2014
Very good! Thick rich and flavorful...everything a good pizza sauce should be. I did cut the dried basil in 1/2 b/c dried basil gets too strong for me but that was my only change. I will be using this again! Thanks for sharing.:)
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11/22/2015
I did my best to stick to the recipe: no fennel sugar or bay leaf. Added a sprinkling of marjoram. Wonderful! No heat great for the kids. Perfect flavor and thick yummy goodness! I like heat and for me would add flakes or something but! ultimately I prefer toppings for heat. So there ya go!
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11/10/2017
The sauce was thick and chunky as described. It tasted like the sauce on frozen pizza; which we don't like. I cut the celery and onion in half. Added 2 tsps. of sugar. It was still bitter. It made enough sauce for 2 pizzas. I will be working on my own recipe. Homemade is so easy! Thanks