Deep-Dish Pizza Sauce

Sauces & Stuff

Deep-Dish Pizza Sauce

With a hearty red sauce this good, you’ll be glad there’s a little extra. For deep-dish pizza you want to avoid too much moisture. That’s why it’s essential to cook this sauce down — to eliminate excess liquid. You can also make the sauce ahead and freeze it. How nice is that?!


2 cups

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Pulse tomatoes in a food processor until nearly smooth but still a little chunky, 10–12 pulses.

Melt butter with oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and juices; cook until liquid evaporates and onion begins to brown, 78 minutes.

Stir in tomato paste, garlic, and oregano; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add processed tomatoes and sugar; heat to a simmer and cook until reduced to 2 cups, about 1 hour. Off heat, stir in basil; season sauce with salt and pepper flakes. Let sauce cool before using.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per cup

Calories: 245

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14g 21%

Saturated Fat 5g 25%

Cholesterol 15mg 5%

Sodium 669mg 27%

Carbs 26g 8%

Protein 4g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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