Seasonal Recipes: Tomatoes

There is no shortage of great tomato recipes. It must have do to with the large volumes of tomatoes you can usually find in ones garden. This year I'll be putting up tons of tomatoes (most of them from the farmer's market, not my own garden). Some of the things I'll be making are katcup (w/ the secret family recipe), bbq sauce, tomato soup, plum tomatoes and pizza sauce.

I've found several pizza sauce recipes that sounded almost perfect for our family but for one reason or another were not perfect for our taste. So what did I do? The usual, combine the best of each recipe. I ended up combining a Martha Steward recipe that sounded a little bland with a friend's recipe (not sure her source) that had sugar in it. What I came up with was a great tasting recipe that has the taste of fresh tomatoes but a good balance of garlic and spices.

Pizza Sauce
2 lbs Fresh Tomatoes
2 T Olive Oil
2 Garlic Cloves
1 T Pizza Spice Mix

  • Saute garlic
  • Add tomatoes and cook until soft
  • Add spice mix and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Put through food mill
  • Return to sauce pan and reduce until thick
This recipe makes enough for two normal sized pizzas.

Like usual, my favorite recipes are very simple. Less is more. You just need to start out with good fresh ingredients and you have it made! I'll be making a lot more batches of this recipe and freezing it in small containers to use over the winter months.

If you are wondering about the pizza in the photo. It is a homemade whole wheat crust, the pizza sauce per recipe, local all natural hot sausage and local mozzarella cheese. Even our picky eaters devoured these yummy creation.

What are some of the things you are doing to preserve your tomatoes for the winter?

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Ave said...

This sauce sounds delicious! I'll give it a try.
Thanks for sharing!

heartnsoulcooking said...

Sauce sounds YUMMY!!! THanks Geri

Brenda said...

Great idea! Nice way to use all those tomatoes

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Sounds great!! Thanks for the recipe and linking to TMTT.

Anonymous said...

can you share your whole wheat pizza crust receipe? All the ones i have tried taste so bad (dense and rubbery) the dog won't eat it!

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