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Dad's Ultimate Pizza Sauce

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"If you love pizza sauce but hate the taste or additives in store-bought, this recipe is for you!"
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1 h 25 m servings 32
Original recipe yields 20 servings (2 1/2 cups)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 32 calories; 2.2 2.9 0.8 2 197 Full nutrition

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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 us...

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 a...

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. ...