Friday, August 24, 2007

Favorite Ingredients Friday for August 24

Favorite Ingredients Friday this week is featuring sauce recipes. There are many I could share, but this one is a favorite. It's so nice to be able to make a pizza sauce you can freeze and keep on hand, with no fat and no iffy ingredients. Here it is:


1 29-ounce can tomato sauce
12 ounces tomato paste
1 Tblsp. Italian seasoning
1 Tblsp. dried oregano
1 to 2 tsp. fennel seed, crushed
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine tomato sauce and paste. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool. Pour into freezer containers, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Freeze for up to 1 year. Yield: about 4 cups.

I usually save time (and the purchase of an additional product) by using spaghetti sauce on pizza. But when I have a little more time, I love this easy homemade pizza sauce. I freeze it in the small yogurt containers (6 to 8 oz.) and find that one container holds enough sauce for 1 large round pizza. Thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before using, or if need be it can be thawed (carefully) in the microwave.


  1. I must admit that I usually use Oronzo's Italian marinara sauce for our pizzas but I'm going to try your recipe next time! :)

    Thanks, Mrs. T, for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday- Sauce Edition recipe exchange. I sure do appreciate it!

  2. Anonymous1:38 PM

    I'll have to do this - my kids would eat pizza for every meal if we'd let them.

  3. That sounds great - we are always making homemade pizza and the homemade sauce would be great with it!

  4. I make this one all the time, Mrs. T! My husband loves your recipe for pizza sauce :~) I love knowing exactly what's in it (no high fructose corn syrup or things I can't pronounce!)

  5. So nice to see all of you at my kitchen table today! Hope you do try this and that you enjoy it.

    I'm sure this isn't going to hold a candle to Oronzo's Italian marinara sauce, but it *is* a handy sauce to have on hand for pizza.

    Have a great weekend, everyone!


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