This is the flavor basis of our Perfect Pizza.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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

Reviews (12)

36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2018
Our family loves this recipe. The only thing I did differently was I didn't get whole tomatoes, I bought diced in a can.
Rating: Unrated
02/01/2013
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!
Rating: Unrated
02/01/2013
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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Rating: Unrated
02/25/2012
wayyyyyyyy too much salt! id use about half of that next time....
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2011
I forgot one thing in my review: I've never performed Step 2. Too simple & tasty to waste time with extra steps.
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2011
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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Rating: Unrated
03/03/2011
Very much the same as my mother used to make.
Rating: Unrated
09/29/2010
I find that using the "San Marzano" brand tomatoes works best.
Rating: Unrated
09/14/2008
Really great and easy. We skip the food mill step because we don't have one. It's a little chunkier, but still delicious!
Rating: Unrated
04/06/2008
Use a 28 oz can of whole tomatoes -- they don't have to be plum.
Rating: Unrated
03/06/2008
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?
Rating: Unrated
12/31/2007
Excellent sauce -- we've been making this sauce for years.