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  • 8-10 cups tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper sliced
  • 1/2 small white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley chopped (mine was frozen in 1 tbsp Olive oil)
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste optional
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Add tomatoes through garlic to a dutch oven or medium sauce pan. Saute on medium-high heat until all items are softened, about ten minutes. Stir occasionally so the mixture does not burn to the pan. Add a cup of water if it starts to get dry.
  2. Add tomato paste, parsley, basil and salt. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 3 hours. Stir occasionally throughout the simmer time.
  3. After simmering, use a hand blender (or add the mixture to a regular blender) to make the stewed ingredients into a puree. Serve on pizza (or any other way you want to enjoy this deliciousness)!

Recipe Notes

Reduce food waste by using ingredients that you have on hand. You can remove or add the peppers, use different types of tomatoes, or swap dry and fresh herbs (though dried herbs are much more potent so you need much less dried herbs to replace fresh herbs). 

In this type of recipe, the amount of ingredients used for the veggies and the herbs depends a lot of preference for taste. Feel free to get creative and just use this recipe as inspiration to make your own pizza sauce!