Zesty Pizza Sauce

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Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Other Time: 1 Hour, 25 Minutes


1 large onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (28-oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper


Sauté onion and garlic in hot olive oil in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until tender. Stir tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper into onion mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 hour. Let stand 15 minutes. Process tomato mixture in a blender or food processor, in batches, until smooth. Cover and chill up to 5 days. Reheat in a saucepan over medium-low heat.

Adelyne Smith, Dunnville, Kentucky,

Southern Living

April 2010
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