Susan's Traditional Pizza Sauce
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IngredientsMakes enough sauce for three 12-inch pizzas. Leftover sauce freezes well!
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2-4 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1- 28 oz. can diced tomatoes* in juice
- 1¼ cups water
- 1- 6 oz. can tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
- In a medium saucepan, over low heat, lightly brown garlic cloves in the olive oil.
- Add onions and saute until onions are transparent and beginning to brown.
- Stir in the spices and cook for about one minute more.
- Add tomatoes and water. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Add tomato paste and stir into the sauce well.
- Simmer for at least 10 minutes more, stirring often, adding more water if necessary. Tomato sauce burns easily, so keep a close eye on it. Simmer longer for a fuller flavored sauce, adding more water to keep desired consistency.
- Add sugar (optional) near the end of the cooking time for a sweeter sauce.
- For best results, cool sauce down before using on pizza dough.
- Whole peeled tomatoes, cut up work well too.
- Sauce may be frozen in plastic containers or stored in glass jars in the fridge.
- You may also be interested in my Sweet Pizza Sauce recipe.
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