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Garden-Fresh Pizza Sauce

 Garden-Fresh Pizza Sauce
This sauce is so healthy because of all the vegetables in it," writes Helen Lipko of Martinsburg, Pennsylvania. "I freeze it in 1-cup portions so it's always on hand for quick pizzas."
32 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 70 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Directions

  • In a large nonstick saucepan, saute the mushrooms, onion and peppers
  • in oil until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, water,
  • sugar, basil, oregano, garlic powder and salt. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour or until sauce reaches
  • desired thickness, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in pepper; cook 5 minutes longer. Spread desired amount over a
  • pizza crust, or cool and then refrigerate or freeze. Sauce may be
  • frozen for up to 3 months. Yield: 6 cups.

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Nutritional Facts: 3 tablespoons equals 25 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 60 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 vegetable.