Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: How to Make Homemade Pizza Sauce

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How to Make Homemade Pizza Sauce


 
I hope you are not sick of tomato recipes....I know they are circulating the web like something fierce.  Bare with me for one more!  But lets be honest, it is the end of August in the Midwest, therefore we all have a TON of tomatoes.
 
We planted three plants earlier this spring and the husband declared yesterday that next year we should just plant two. 
 
He is sick of all the tomatoes littering our kitchen counter.
 
But I bet he won't complain later this winter when I can pull fresh frozen sauce out of the freezer!  I've already made three batches of this pizza sauce, with another batch on its way later today.  And I need to get my butt back out of the garden to pick more tomatoes.  It is the story that never ends.
 
So, I featured a sauce like this last year, and this one is pretty similar but I'm using it in different ways and tweaking it just a bit.  I am also taking advice from Jenny and freezing the sauce in muffin tins, popping them out and placing them all in a freezer storage bag.  That way when I need sauce for pizza, calzones, pizza burgers or a simple marinara for dipping later in the year I can just grab a few of these and thaw them out.
 
Genius, right?
 
 
What's even better about this sauce is that it takes just an hour.  One hour in the oven people!  Cannot be more simple.  Then let it cool a bit, ladel into muffin tins, freeze, pop out and throw in a bag.
 
Here are the simple steps.  Try this one today!

How to Make Homemade Pizza Sauce

Print the Recipe!

10-12 tomatoes
1 onion
1 clove of garlic
salt
pepper
Italian seasoning

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Remove the stem and inner guts of the tomato {squeezing out most of the juice}.
3.  Slice tomato into large chunks and place in a 9x13 baking dish.
4.  Peel onion and slice into large chunks and place into the baking dish, along with the clove of peeled garlic.
5.  Sprinkle tomatoes liberally with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
6.  Bake for 1 hour.
7.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
8.  Place contents {minus the juice} into a blender and puree until smooth.
9.  Pour into greased muffin tins {I used silicone muffin tins for easier removal}.  Place in the freezer until solid.
10.  Pop out the solid chunks of sauce and place into a freezer storage bag.
11.  Sauce will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 1 year.

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In other news.....

My two older kids start school next week!  They NEED to go back.  We are all itching to get back into a routine.  We have their open house last night and they are super excited.  I'm excited to have a bit more quiet time with just the little one during the week.  Have you kids started back?

Also, this year I am joining our local MOPS group.  I'm looking forward to that outlet twice a month, meeting new local moms and having something just for "me". 

Anyone here in MOPS?

5 comments:

  1. I would love to hear about the MOPS group. They're starting one locally but the meetings are the same time as my older son's OT and there's no good time to reschedule but we're supposed to be done with OT in 6-8 months and then I'd like to join.

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  2. I love your blog! I have nominated you for a Liebster Award!

    http://caseymcclarnon.blogspot.com/2014/08/liebster-award-and-my-nominees.html

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  3. My house currently smells amazing! I have a batch of pizza sauce in the oven right now & can't wait to try it! Thank you for the great recipe I would have never thought to make my own pizza sauce! I might be interested in the MOPS group. Could you post details. It is something I have heard of, but don't know much at all about.

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  4. Save that incredible juice too. I also freeze it the same way. Great for thinning out soups or stews. Too much flavor to throw out.

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  5. I miss the back to school stuff! Now I just have to navigate my drive to work around the school buses - yesterday I got stuck behind a bus that literally stopped at every door instead of picking the kids up on a corner - really?!


    And you know how I feel about pizza, sans the onions, I am all over this recipe!

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