The Italian flavors of tomatoes, herbs like garlic, basil and oregano are blended with a little cinnamon, sugar, olive oil and parsley to make a fresh saucy pizza base.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a food processor, combine the tomatoes, garlic, basil, cinnamon, salt, pepper, sugar, oregano, oil and parsley. Blend without liquifying - should remain a little chunky.

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Nutrition Facts

38 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 1.8g; fat 3.5g; sodium 292.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2006
I cheated a little and used canned diced tomatoes instead of fresh (needed pizza sauce in a pinch and didn't have many ingredients). This is AWESOME with the canned tomatoes and I imagine it's even better with fresh - I will be using this again and again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/01/2011
I didn't really like how this pizza sauce turned out. If you do make this I would leave the cinnamon out. We thought it ruined the whole sauce. Read More
(7)
97 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2006
I cheated a little and used canned diced tomatoes instead of fresh (needed pizza sauce in a pinch and didn't have many ingredients). This is AWESOME with the canned tomatoes and I imagine it's even better with fresh - I will be using this again and again! Read More
(50)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2008
VERY TASTY!...but I accidently put in the wrong herb! I didn't know it until hubby said how GREAT the sauce tasted and not to buy jarred sauce anymore. Told him I went and picked the basil out of his garden. I told him where I got the herb and he said I used MINT instead of BASIL!!! Guess it was a great mistake flavor-wise for my family. (See the mint in the photo) However I will make this again with the basil to see if it truly is a 5 recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2003
This is my favorite pizza sauce recipe to use with Jay's Signature Crust. I swear I think the pizza was better than anything you get delivered or from a specialty pizzeria! YUM! You might not like how "runny" the sauce is - if that is a problem add a little tomato paste after blending. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2011
I used 6 whole Roma tomatoes and added a teaspoon of red pepper flakes- the whole tomatoes and the red pepper added what the original recipe lacked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2006
my friends and i loved the fresh taste of this sauce when we made homemade pizza! i find a lot of tomato sauces are too sweet for my tastes so i omitted the sugar and increased the amount of pepper to taste (i like a lot of pepper). it tasted great! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2002
This was simply delicious. It was so easy to make and turned out extremely flavorful and colorful as well. Use big ripe tomatoes for the best results. Overall I highly recommend this recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2011
I loved this sauce and so did my kids who are tough to please. I added a tablespoon of tomato paste and started off by sauteing the paste olive oil and all the spices (minus the fresh parsley) for just a minute and then added the tomatoes. I then let it simmer together for a few minutes and added the chopped parsley last. I used what I had in the pantry: canned tomatoes (1 can) dried basil (about a tsp.) and added a little extra sugar (about 1 tsp. total) and used an immersion blender to mix it all up. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2009
What a great fresh sauce! My man dipped his finger in and said it was amazing and that I should make it this way all the time now. And it was so easy:) I subbed dry basil for fresh but used a little more fresh parsley; this will be a great recipe to play around with to create different flavors! Thanks for a great recipe- Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2011
We love this sauce. Fresh-tasting and flavorful. Plus easy to make. Extra freezes well. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/01/2011
I didn't really like how this pizza sauce turned out. If you do make this I would leave the cinnamon out. We thought it ruined the whole sauce. Read More
(7)
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