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Basic Pizza Sauce

Basic Pizza Sauce

San Marzano tomatoes are traditionally used in Neapolitan pizza sauce. We like their balanced sweet-acidic quality.

This recipe goes with Pizza Margherita, Pepperoni Deep-Dish Pizza, Veggie Grilled Pizza

Cooking Light MAY 2010

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1/3 cup)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Preparation

1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove tomatoes from can using a slotted spoon, reserving juices. Crush tomatoes. Stir tomatoes, juices, salt, and oregano into garlic mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 66
  • Fat: 4.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.2g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 175mg
  • Calcium: 48mg
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