Celebrate Friday with Homemade Pizza Sauce

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Photo credit : Unsplash on Pixabay.com

At the present time, my favorite night to prepare dinner is Friday. In fact,  I’ve created a homemade pizza sauce to celebrate Friday. While the week comes to an end my family and I are able to gather on this day. What better way to connect with one another than to get in the kitchen and make a pizza.  Nothing beats chopping up fresh vegetables from the home garden to celebrate Friday with homemade pizza sauce.

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Dad's old recipe card
Dad’s Old Recipe Box

This is a recipe I copied from an old index card from my Dad’s recipe file.  In fact, it has a little sauce smugged on the cards so I know it was good!  Pizza night is one I remember as a child and a tradition I continued when I had my own family.  I hope you will be able to give this recipe a try.

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Homemade Sauce


  • 3 1/2 cups of fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 garlic clove, halved
  • 1/4 cup of clean basil leaves
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Dice clean tomatoes and discard seeds if wish.
  2. Cook tomatoes on high in sauce pan. Add salt, olive oil, tomato paste, garlic, basil and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer.
  3. Cook over low heat stirring occasional so it doesn't burn to bottom of sauce pan. In a bout 10-15 minutes the sauce will be ready to use.
  4. This can be stored in refrigerator for up to 5 days.


I do not recommend freezing this sauce because the skin is left on during dicing.

Tomato sauce cooking for dinner
Tomato sauce cooking for dinner

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Peppers from the Autumn garden are packed with flavor.  Clean and slice all the homegrown freshness up and make it fun to create a meal.  Consequently, your kitchen will smell like Italy due to the fresh herbs picked and prepared.  My homemade pizza sauce is thick and full of bold flavor.

[alert-warning]Thank you for celebrating Friday with me,


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