Homemade Italian Sauce Recipe

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Flavored with garlic, basil and Italian seasoning, this versatile sauce from our Test Kitchen staff will give Italian flair to all kinds of appetizing entrees. In fact, our home economists came up with the following two dishes that spotlight the zesty mixture.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:11 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 11 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can (29 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until sauce reaches desired thickness. Use in Deep-Dish Sausage Pizza, Tomato Artichoke Chicken or any recipe that calls for pizza sauce. Sauce may be refrigerated for up to 1 week. Yield: 5-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Homemade Pizza Sauce in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p34

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2014

Great! My family all said it tastes like Little Caesars.

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Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

Very good.

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Reviewed Sep. 14, 2009

Would this recipe be good to can or is there a better recipe out there for canning.

Jean

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