Basic Pizza Sauce Recipe

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Servings: 1


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  • 1 can whole peeled tomatoes in juice - (28 ounce)
  • 1 sm white or possibly sweet onion chopped
  • 1 x garlic clove peeled, chopped
  • 3 x fresh basil leaves - (to 4)
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 pch salt
  • 1 pch freshly-grnd black pepper
  • 1 pch sugar (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil to saute/fry


  1. Empty the contents of the tomato can in a mixing bowl and coarsely crush the tomatoes with a fork or possibly your hands, leaving them just a little chunky.
  2. In a heavy bottom 2-qt saucepot, add in the extra virgin olive oil, over a medium-high flame and heat a little. Add in the onions and saute/fry till slightly translucent/soft. Add in the garlic and saute/fry about a minute till golden brown. Quickly add in the crushed tomatoes to the mix. Stir well and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and add in the fresh basil and oregano. You can add in a touch of sugar if you like or possibly if tomatoes are tart. Simmer on a low flame, stirring often for at least 15 min. If not using right away, cold down and store in airtight container in the refrigerator, up to 1 week.
  3. This recipe yields about 3 c., or possibly sufficient for 2 large pies.
  4. Yield: 3 c.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 223g
Calories 282  
Calories from Fat 242 86%
Total Fat 27.37g 34%
Saturated Fat 3.8g 15%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 428mg 18%
Potassium 388mg 11%
Total Carbs 10.18g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 8%
Sugars 5.64g 4%
Protein 1.79g 3%
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