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Pizza Sauce

Using this delicious and easy homemade pizza sauce recipe, you can make your homemade pizza taste like restaurant quality. I’ll never go back to the artificial, expensive canned stuff again.

Yield: 4-6 cups 1x
Prep: 20 minutesCook: 35 minutesTotal: 55 minutes


  • 1 to 2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • Three 15-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 to 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

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  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once it’s shimmery, add in the onions and cook until they are soft, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook another 30-60 seconds.
  2. Whisk in the chicken broth, picking up any brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Cook until the liquid reduces by half, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add in the crushed tomatoes, dried oregano, fresh basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. You may want to put on the lid and open it a crack to prevent splatters.
  5. Taste and season with more salt and pepper to your preference. You can also use an immersion blender at this point, if you want a smoother sauce. (Freezing instructions begin here.)

Freeze For Later: Cook sauce as directed. Let cool completely. Once cooled, pour into mason jars (leave 1 inch of head space at the top) or Souper Cubes. Store for up to 3 months in the freezer.

Prepare From Frozen: Thaw sauce in refrigerator overnight or using the defrost setting on the microwave. Warm over low heat on the stovetop or in the microwave.

© Author: Thriving Home
Cuisine: Italian Method: Stove Top