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half pint jar of homemade pizza sauce

Canning Homemade Pizza Sauce

This easy homemade sauce is my go-to recipe for canning. Let me show you how to can pizza sauce for year round fresh tomato taste.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Processing time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Pantry Staple
Cuisine Italian
Servings 16 half pints
Calories 198 kcal


  • pint or half pint canning jars
  • new lids or Tattler reusable lids
  • rings/screw bands
  • Pressure Canner


  • 20 pounds tomatoes
  • 3 cups chopped onions
  • 8 large garlic cloves
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Slip the skins on the tomatoes.
  • Core and quarter and add to stockpot.
  • Using a potato masher, mash some of the tomatoes so there is liquid in the bottom of the pot.
  • Add chopped onions and peeled garlic.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring frequently so it doesn't stick.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 45 to 60 minutes. Don't cover the pot so it can start to reduce.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.
  • In batches, place in a blender and puree.
  • If you want to remove the seeds, pour into a food mill and press into a clean stockpot.
  • OR use a stick blender in the pot to puree the sauce.
  • Add the spices and seasonings and stir.
  • Return to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  • Simmer until it is the consistency that you want. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Put in half pint or pint jars and process at 6 pounds pressure for 20 minutes. Remember to adjust for your altitude.


As written, this recipe needs to be pressure canned. 


Serving: 1cupCalories: 198kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 10gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 1331mgPotassium: 1722mgFiber: 12gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 1231IUVitamin C: 55mgCalcium: 214mgIron: 8mg
Keyword canning recipe, pizza sauce
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