Homemade Pizza Sauce For Canning

Posted October 5, 2015 by Lauren Dibble in Recipes / 0 Comments

pizza sauce

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homemade pizza sauce for canning

Last year the Mr. and I were snowed in, in a late winter snow storm. While we were deciding what to have for lunch, we noticed we had one pizza crust left, a little bit of mozzarella, a little bit of cheddar and some pepperonis. Almost everything for a pizza EXCEPT the sauce! The Mr. challenged me to make pizza sauce from scratch — something I had never tried before! I jumped at the challenge and was AMAZED at the results. I found this recipe at Cook Like Your Grandmother and I’m absolutely hooked on this adorable, home-cookin’, down-to-earth food blog.

That summer, while canning the tomatoes from the garden, I made a huge batch of pizza sauce and canned it in a hot water bath for 25 min. We had organic, homemade pizza sauce available all year!


  • 1 Tbsp EVOO
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 medium white onion, cubed
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 14.5 oz cans of tomatoes (garlic and oregano)
  • 1 Tbsp basil pesto


  1. Sauté onion in oil and butter
  2. Add garlic, sauté briefly
  3. add cans of tomatoes and pesto
  4. simmer for 15-20 min, and blend

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