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New York-Style Pizza Sauce

Skip the jarred stuff and whip up a batch of this New York-style pizza sauce right in the comfort of your own kitchen.  It's perfect for any pizza or calzone.

This recipe goes with Spinach and Ricotta Pizza, Grilled Pepper, Onion, and Sausage Calzones

Cooking Light JULY 2009

  • Yield: 2 2/3 cups (serving size: about 1/4 cup)


  • 7 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can petite-cut diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste


1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 40
  • Fat: 1.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.6g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 170mg
  • Calcium: 17mg

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New York-Style Pizza Sauce Recipe