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Pizza Sauce

Prep time
3 hrs
Special Diets
Food Allergies
Recipe reprinted with permission from Simply in Season © by Herald Press


Speed your home-baked pizza by canning sauce in advance!


12 lbtomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 medium onions, halved
2 chili peppers, chopped (use up to 4 for hotter sauce)
1⁄4 cfresh basil, or 2 tablespoons dried
2 Tfresh oregano or 1 tablespoon dried
1 Tfresh marjoram or 1 teaspoon dried
2 tfresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried
2 tfennel seeds
6 clvgarlic, or 2 teaspoons garlic powder
1⁄3 csugar
3 Tsalt
30 oztomato paste
1⁄3 colive oil


Puree tomatoes, onions, chili peppers, herbs, fennel seeds and garlic in blender or food processor. Transfer to large, non-reactive soup pot. Add sugar, salt, tomato paste and olive oil. Cook for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until very thick, stirring occasionally to keep from sticking. Ladle into hot, sterilized pint jars to within 1/2-inch of top, seal with sterilized lids according to manufacturer's directions and process full jars in boiling water bath for 35 minutes. Makes 12 to 14 pints.