|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: About 3 cups (serves 12)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 7g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Who doesn't love pizza? We may prefer thin or thick crust, chunky or smooth sauce, and a little or a lot of cheese, but, other than that, we have no control over how the pizza is made at the local pizza parlor. So making your own pizza is a sure way to monitor the number of calories.
Although using a jarred sauce is quick and easy, we don't always know what's in it; it can be filled with hidden calories. This low-calorie pizza sauce is simple to make using just canned tomatoes and a few spices. Once you try this recipe, you'll never go back to processed pizza sauce again.
This recipe calls for Italian-style, crushed tomatoes, which means a herb such as basil has been added. If you use plain crushed tomatoes you may need to add a bit more seasoning--taste the sauce toward the end of cooking, and adjust if necessary. If you don't have Italian seasoning, which is a combination of herbs such as basil, oregano, marjoram, rosemary, and thyme, you can make your own blend. Just be sure it equals 1 teaspoon.
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1/2 cup red onion (finely chopped)
- One 28-oz can Italian-style, crushed tomatoes
- 1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Heat olive oil in a deep-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion, and saute for 3 minutes, until tender, watching to make sure the garlic doesn't brown.
Add the remaining ingredients, and bring to a simmer. Lower the heat to keep at a simmer for 20 minutes, until slightly reduced and thick. If the sauce is splattering, partially cover the pot, and adjust the heat to maintain a simmer.
Taste and add seasoning if necessary. Use on homemade pizza, and freeze extra sauce for later use.