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Homemade Italian Sauce Recipe

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. YIELD:11 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

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langang User ID: 5722096 141701
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"Very good."

jtencate User ID: 3667202 205680
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2009

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


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