Pizza Sauce Recipe

Making & Canning Homemade Pizza Sauce

This pizza sauce is simple, smooth, spreadable and not complicated.

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Ingredients:

  • Tomatoes
  • Onions & Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Basil
  • Salt
  • Lemon Juice (for cans)
PIZZA

Homemade Pizza – Handmade Crust from fresh flour, Fresh Pizza Sauce from the garden… This will not last long!

Perfect, Simple, Homemade Pizza Sauce

For details on making pizza sauce with lots of pictures go here.

For a step-by-step on hot water bath canning go here.

For homemade pizza crust go here.

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Pizza Sauce
Pizza sauce is simple, smooth, spreadable and not complicated. This pizza sauce is easy to make (no peeling tomatoes- Yay!) & you’re sure to love it.
Course Preserves
Cuisine Canning, Italian
Servings
batch
Ingredients
Course Preserves
Cuisine Canning, Italian
Servings
batch
Ingredients
Recipe Notes

Begin by washing and removing the cores from the tomatoes.  Cut out and discard any bad spots.  Quarter your tomatoes & squeeze out most of the seeds & juice. If you leave all the juice in - your sauce will be watery (thin).  Use your hands to squish all the ‘maters into mush.  Put in heavy bottomed pot & put on stove turned to medium heat.

Dice onions & mince garlic.  Saute them in a hot skillet with the olive oil.  Once onions are clear, add them, garlic & oil to the pot of tomatoes.  Add salt.  Bring it back to a simmer. Use an immersion wand to blend the contents into sauce.

Chop your fresh basil leaves & cram as much as you can possibly get into 1/2 Cup.  You want lots of basil – it’s wonderful.  Toss the chopped basil into the sauce & continue to simmer.  The sauce will have a red-orange color with pieces of fresh basil floating around.  Taste your sauce & add more salt if needed.  Cook until desired thickness (if you removed most of the juice you won't have to cook too long).

Add 1 tablespoon bottled lemon juice to each pint jar.  Ladle hot sauce into hot jars.  Leave 1/2 inch headspace.  Wipe rims clean and adjust 2 piece lids.  Process in boiling water bath for 35 minutes.  Begin timing when water boils.

For a step-by-step on hot water bath canning go here.

For homemade pizza crust go here.

Disclaimer:  Always follow directions specific to your equipment and elevation for canning.  Dispose of any home canned goods that show signs of spoilage which can include: bulging lids, leaking, corrosion, cloudy, mushy, moldy foods or disagreeable odors.

 

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