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Pizza Sauce

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This is the flavor basis of our Perfect Pizza.

  • Yield: Makes enough for 2 pizzas

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 1997

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 can whole Italian peeled plum tomatoes (2 pounds)
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Pour olive oil into a large skillet, and place over medium heat. Using your hands, squeeze tomatoes to crush them. Add to the warm olive oil, along with the remaining ingredients. Cook over medium-low heat, breaking up tomatoes with a wooden spoon, until the sauce is thick, 40 to 50 minutes.

  2. Pass sauce through a food mill, discard the seeds, and let cool.

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  • xoAM
    1 FEB, 2013
    Has anyone tried Nina Imported Italian Peeled Tomatoes? I ask because they carry this at Costco and I wouldn't need to make an extra trip!
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  • xoAM
    1 FEB, 2013
    Has anyone tried Nina Imported Italian Peeled Tomatoes? I ask because they carry these at Costco and I wouldn't need to make a separate trip!
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  • maria2222
    25 FEB, 2012
    wayyyyyyyy too much salt! id use about half of that next time....
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  • DesignGirl510
    8 JUN, 2011
    I forgot one thing in my review: I've never performed Step 2. Too simple & tasty to waste time with extra steps.
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  • DesignGirl510
    8 JUN, 2011
    This is a staple in my home. I have made it many times since first receiving the recipe in a 1997 Martha Stewart Magazine. This paired with the Pizza Dough recipe will impress anyone. I also make this sauce for pastas as it is simple, I always have the ingredients, and, most importantly, it is delicious.
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  • Cap27
    3 MAR, 2011
    Very much the same as my mother used to make.
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  • goodthing101
    29 SEP, 2010
    I find that using the "San Marzano" brand tomatoes works best.
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  • JBabb
    14 SEP, 2008
    Really great and easy. We skip the food mill step because we don't have one. It's a little chunkier, but still delicious!
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  • winifredzb
    6 APR, 2008
    Use a 28 oz can of whole tomatoes -- they don't have to be plum.
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  • vhata
    6 MAR, 2008
    This could be a dumb question, but do the plum tomatoes come in a can, or do you actually purchase the tomatoes from the produce department and actually peel them? If so, how do you PEEL tomatoes?
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