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Basic Pizza Sauce

Hands-on time 6 mins
Total time 41 mins
Yield Serves 9 (serving size: 1/4 cup)
This recipe mimics the fresh flavor of garden tomatoes using the convenience of the canned variety.


  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 33
  • fat 1.6 g
  • satfat 0.2 g
  • monofat 1.1 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 0.9 g
  • carbohydrate 5 g
  • fiber 1.1 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 258 mg
  • calcium 37 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place tomatoes in a bowl; crush using back of spoon.

  2. Heat a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, uncovered, 35 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Cool and store in an airtight container in refrigerator or freezer until ready to use.

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