Homemade Pizza Sauce

Superior To Store-Bought

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Pizza really is a fantastically easy, cheap dinner when you make it from scratch.  Even the sauce can be made ahead and frozen in 1/2 cup batches for later use. In this recipe, make sure to use high quality tomatoes (I like Cortina brand).  Don’t be put off by how the sauce seems to be a bit more watery than store bought versions, it tastes every bit it as good (in fact, a lot better!)

one 28 oz can plum tomatoes
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp minced fresh basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp wine vinegar
pinch each of salt, pepper, and sugar

  Drain the tomatoes, keeping the juice and putting it aside. Seed and coarsely chop the tomatoes. Put them aside as well.

  In a saucepan, heat up the oil and saute the garlic and onion until translucent. Add oregano, tomatoes, juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, and sugar. Simmer until it has thickened, which is about 20 minutes or so. Let cool and then process in a blender until smooth.  Stir in chopped basil.

Makes about 2 cups, or enough for 2-3 pizzas (depending on how much sauce you like). It keeps about 1 week in the fridge or 1 month in the freezer.

Adapted from Canadian Living

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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