Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This sauce is great for homemade pizza. It is also great spooned over sautéed chicken with melted mozzarella

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and puree the tomatoes.
  2. Mince the onion and garlic.
  3. Put olive oil in deep pan and sauté the onions and garlic until transparent.
  4. Add the tomato puree and the rest of the ingredients; stir well to blend.
  5. Cook on low until mixture is reduced by ½, stirring occasionally.
  6. This will take 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  7. When sauce is done and nicely thickened, ladle into hot pint size jars, clean the rims of the jars, and seal.
  8. Process for 25 minutes in water bath.
Most Helpful

This sauce was awesome. Instead of peeling the tomatoes, I just core them and puree them down in the blender. The skin dissappears, and you save yourself a lot of work! Thanks for sharing.

littlethibault October 09, 2008

Absolutely a delicious sauce. I used about 10 lbs of tomatoes = 12 cups of tomato puree. Cooked down the onions and garlic in a bit of water instead of oil. I also upped the acid by adding 1 TBSP of lemon juice to each cup of pureed tomatoes. Will definitely be making it again.

djmn October 03, 2011

A great way to use up some of my garden tomatoes! Both my husband and a friend walked into the house after I'd canned it saying it smelled wonderful like pizza and an Italian restaurant. I don't have a food mill and the blender worked just fine. I canned mine in 8oz jars because that is the amount of sauce I need when making pizza. Thanks. Three months later and want to add that this sauce is wonderful and I will definitely make again next summer. :)

*Huntergirl* December 18, 2009