“Chef Boyardee Style” Pizza Sauce

"This is the exact sauce I loved as a kid...A perfect blend of herbs and spices to make any pizza delicious!"
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Ready In:
2hrs 10mins
3 pints




  • Combine all ingredients in a medium size saucepan, on low heat to simmer uncovered for 2 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking or burning. Note: This recipe can be made X4 to make enough for canning, just use a large stock pot if making 12 pints. Simmer uncovered for 2 hours stirring occasionally.
  • If doing long term storage:

  • Clean and sterilize canning jars and lids according to the manufactures instructions.
  • Fill prepared jars with hot pizza sauce, up to the 1/2” mark on your canning jars, clean rims of jars to remove any residue, seal with prepared lids (finger tight) and place them in a water bath canner with recommended amount of water, usually 1 inch above jar tops, (See owner’s manual for instructions).
  • Bring to a rapid boil and cover, start timing and process sauce for 35 minutes for pint size jars and 45 minutes for quart size jars.
  • Take jars carefully out of canner when completely processed and place the hot jars on a kitchen towel until cooled completely.
  • After 24 hours, check seals to make sure all have sealed correctly (none of the lids pop back up when pressed) and then wash and dry jars, label them and store.
  • Cook’s Notes: This recipe can be stored for up to 5 years in a cool dry place.
  • (1 pint jar of sauce will cover 1 large size pizza). . Always check seals on jars and food inside, for any contamination before consuming stored food.
  • Makes 1 1/2 quarts or 3 pints = (6 cups), If you do recipe X4, it will yield 12 pints.

Questions & Replies

  1. I am planning to try this recipe for my next round of sauce, in my opinion part of what makes the boyardee sauce good is the ground beef such as with their raviolis, so I have hypothesized using 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup beef broth and not adding any additional salt due to the salt in the broth, I will be sure to write a review when I get around to trying it
  2. The tomato soup is condensed, right? Just checking because I love Chef BAD pizza and miss being able to make it! Thanks!
  3. can you freeze this sauce instead of canning it for storage?


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