“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” Lewis Grizzard

Thanks to one of my husband’s wonderful patients – we have had a surplus of fabulous home grown tomatoes!

I can eat BLT’s all day long, all week – I love them that much – but it still doesn’t use all those home grown beauties before they go bad. So ,I had to come up with another way to use them.

Hello delicious pizza sauce!

I make this up in several batches and freeze.

Pull out of the freezer and use with a pre-made crust for a quick weeknight dinner.

It’s also great to make when tomatoes are not in season, just use canned crushed tomatoes.

Perfect Pizza Sauce

  • 15 oz of fresh tomatoes (peeled) or canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5-6 leaves of fresh basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt to taste

Blend tomatoes and basil in blender to a chunky puree.

Brown garlic over medium/high heat in olive oil until fragrant (2-3 minutes). Be careful not to burn.

Add blended tomatoes and basil to garlic/oil mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally until liquid is reduced.

Let cool and use to create your favorite pizza or freeze in a zip lock bag until ready to use.



3 thoughts on ““It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” Lewis Grizzard

  1. Sandy says:

    Sounds delish! I haven’t forgotten about your request. We need to FaceTime so I can get you what you need. Frank and I are still playing catch up from being gone 6 weeks on vacation. Frank and I have been out pressure washing massive amounts of concrete and house since before 7 this am. Took a break and shower # 2, gonna start back this afternoon. How are the therapy sessions progressing?

    Sent from my iPhone


    • pooreamy says:

      Hi! I haven’t forgotten either! This just reminded me I have a saved draft of an email response I started back to you and never got around to finishing!! I will do that as soon as I get back in town tomorrow! Life as been a bit busy lately! Ha!

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