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Simple Pizza Sauce

Simple Pizza Sauce

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  • Makes: 24 servings
  • Yield: about 3 cups
  • Hands On 10 mins
  • Total Time 40 mins

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This dead-simple tomato sauce is the perfect consistency for spreading over pizza dough -- and since it uses canned tomatoes, you can make it any time. The recipe comes from Susan Cleverdon of Kinnikinnick Farm in Illinois.


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 28 - ounce can high-quality San Marzano tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon sugar (optional)


  1. In a saucepan, cook onion and garlic in hot oil over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients (except sugar), crushing tomatoes with your hands. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool, then puree in a blender. (Or, if available, puree in pan using an immersion blender.) Season with sugar.

Nutrition Facts

(Simple Pizza Sauce)

Servings Per Recipe 24, vit. C (mg) 5, iron (mg) 0, cal. (kcal) 14, Riboflavin (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 0, Fat, total (g) 1, Niacin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 2, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, Folate (µg) 1, sugar (g) 1, Potassium (mg) 76, fiber (g) 1, sodium (mg) 74, vit. A (IU) 83, pro. (g) 0, calcium (mg) 8

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