Pizza sauce is a staple at our house. We use it for our Saturday night pizza, but also for spaghetti, tater-tot casserole, etc. I love to can my own, but I haven’t been able to save my tomato plants from the deer for years, now. So I have to buy it. But I am a very frugal grocery shopper! I dislike paying a lot of money for staples. So I came up with my own frugal alternative.
I have a Sam’s Club membership, (worth it just for staples, when you have 4 growing kids!) so I buy the large cans of tomato sauce (6 lb 10 oz) and add my own seasonings. I am notorious for just throwing stuff in, but since a friend wanted this recipe, I did measure this time, and I think it’s pretty close. 🙂 But it is very adjustable. Add more or less of any spice you like – make it how you like it.
I just stir it all together and then ladle into jars (leaving a 1 inch headspace or more) and store in the freezer.
The can of sauce costs 2.77 at my store, and the spices are minimal. It makes about 4 normal size pasta jars full. I usually spread it between 5 jars, though, so the sauce has room to expand as it freezes.
Easy Pizza Sauce
- 1 can tomato sauce 6 lb 10 oz
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 5 teaspoon onion powder
- 5 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 5 cloves fresh garlic minced (or 2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder)
- Mix all together.
- pour into 5 jars.
- store in freezer.
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Jim Stallings says
I just finished reading your Journal in the April-May 2014 Working Ranch magazine this morning it was Great. Good Luck to all of your family. I would like to see some of your cinches you make. If possible when you have time please send me some photos.
May God continue to Bless each of you.
Blessings in Christ,
Kay Schrock says
Sent you an email, thanks for the kind words!