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 Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe-11971

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

Yield: 3 cups (enough for two 12-inch pizzas)


  • 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


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.


This sauce may be made ahead and frozen.

© 1989 Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 6 servings.


Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

51kcal (3%)
27mg (3%)
14mg (24%)
35mcg RAE (1%)
0mg (0%)
37mg (2%)
0g (0%)
0g (0%)
2mg (13%)

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