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Ripe Tomato Pizza Sauce

Ripe Tomato Pizza Sauce

Time: 2 hours. Homemade tomato sauce makes the tastiest pizza. Let it cook slow and long for the thickest results.

This recipe goes with Margherita Pizza

Sunset AUGUST 2009

  • Yield: Makes 1 cup (serving size: 2 tbsp.)


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 large red tomatoes (2 lbs. total), chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves


Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, sugar, chile flakes, salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until very thick, about 1 1/2 hours. Stir in oregano.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 44
  • Calories from fat: 43%
  • Protein: 1.1g
  • Fat: 2.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 6.4g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Sodium: 83mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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