dairy free, egg free, garlic free, gluten free, homemade organic pasta and pizza sauce, nut free, soy free
When my kids were younger, all of them had sensitivities to garlic. This meant making our own pasta sauce since garlic is part of Italian recipes. I tinkered around for a while and came up with this recipe which remains our favorite over jarred sauces even now that garlic is no longer an issue.
I usually make a double or triple batch of this and then freeze it in batches of three cups of sauce per one quart mason jar. When we need sauce for pizza or pasta, I just have to remember to defrost a jar from the freezer.
Pizza and Pasta Sauce
28 oz Muir Glen organic tomato puree
4 teaspoons organic Sucanat*
1 tablespoon organic onion powder
1 teaspoon dried organic basil
1 tablespoon dried organic Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon organic black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
Thoroughly mix all ingredients in a pot with a lid. Cover and cook over medium until it starts to making popping noises. Reduce to simmer and cook for 20-40 minutes to allow seasonings to meld.
*Substitute brown sugar if Sucanat isn’t something you keep around.