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Basic Tomato Sauce

Updated February 23, 2016

This is a good light base sauce for pizza because it is just the right thickness, and its flavorings will not overwhelm other toppings.

This sauce may be made ahead and frozen.

3 cups (enough for two 12-inch pizzas)

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Textureherby, savory

Type of Dishpasta sauce, sauces

Ingredients

  • 1 can (28 ounces) Italian-style tomato puree
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or marjoram
  • 4 fresh basil leaves or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

Place all the ingredients in a 3-quart saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover, lower the heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes.

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