Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe
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Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

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For years, I had trouble finding a pizza my family likes. So I started making my own. The evening I served it to company and they asked for my recipe. I thought, "I finally got it right!" When I prepare my sauce, I usually fix enough for three to four pizzas and freeze it. Feel free to spice up my sauce to suit your own family's tastes. —Cheryl Kravik, Spanaway, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons fennel seed, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 26 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Rinse four 1-cup plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine tomato sauce and paste. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Cool.
  3. Fill all containers to within 1/2 in. of tops. Wipe off top edges of container. Freeze up to 12 months. Thaw frozen sauce in refrigerator before serving. Yield: about 4 cups.
Editor's Note: Use the sauce with crust and toppings of your choice to make a pizza; 1-1/3 cups of sauce will cover a crust in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan.
Originally published as Homemade Pizza Sauce in Country Woman July/August 1996, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 26 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"Good! Will make again, added some basill (didnt have any fennel)"

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2014

"I absolutely love this recipe! I agree with some of the other reviewers, the fennel is what really makes the sauce great :) My only modifications are the use of fresh onion and garlic."

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Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

"Absolutely loved this pizza sauce!!!!! So easy to make and it taste amazing! Will never have pizza any other way now!!!!"

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Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

"This is a great sauce..I also added fresh basil from garden and a little sugar. I will make it again and freeze for winter."

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"Haven't tried it yet, but I definitely will. I throw carrots in any tomato sauces I make, then take them out before serving/storing...they absorb the acid!"

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