Rating: 4.67 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
2 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

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

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  • 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 calories; protein 0.8g; carbohydrates 2.9g; fat 2.2g; cholesterol 2mg; sodium 197.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2014
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.:) Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
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.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2021
Best pizza sauce ever. I added 1/4 cup chopped red and yellow bell peppers otherwise I made as listed. It was great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2021
My favorite pizza/spaghetti/meatball sub recipe. I can this and it keeps well. When I open the jar, I use as is for Pizza. I thin it for spaghetti and meatball subs. ?? Read More