Pressure Canning Pizza Sauce

I was given tomatoes that needed to be used up.  These were locally grown tomatoes here in Florida.  So over the week of Thanksgiving I was canning them.  I put the sauce in half pints which enough to make one large pizza.  I made my sauce the lazy way in the crock pot to reduce the sauce down.  I did this over night.  

First I washed my tomatoes and cut the stem core out.  I didn’t blanch them to remove the skins.  I just left the skins on.  I used my food processor to puree the whole tomato.  You don’t notice the seeds or skins after the sauce cooks down.  There is lots of nutrients in the tomato skins.  I filled my crock pot up with this puree.  I also chopped  2 medium onions and 2 sweet bell peppers with the processor with a few tomatoes to add to the sauce.   I set the crock pot on high for about eight hours over night.  The sauce should be reduced about half.  

The next morning I washed my jars and lids.  The jars will be processed in the pressure canner so the jars only need to be clean but not sterilized. The sauce needed some tomato past to thicken it.  I added a 10 ounce can of tomato paste to the sauce.  Also 1 tablespoon of dried oregano is added to the sauce.  

When I filled the jars with sauce, a 1/8 teaspoon of citric acid and 1/4 teaspoon pickling salt was added to each jars.  The best way to add the lids is to wipe the rims of the jar with a paper towel dipped in white vinegar.  Run you finger over the rim and listen for the ring so you know the rim is clean and will seal.  Place a clean flat lid on and screw on the ring finger tight.  

Process the jars for 10 minutes under pressure.  I live at sea level  so I did it at 10 pounds.  All the jars sealed nicely.  The sauce turned out nice and makes a nice base for the toppings on the pizza.   


9 Comments Add yours

  1. I love canning! Great job on making your own pizza sauce.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I didn’t want the tomatoes to go to waste. I had the half pints jars left. I had filled all my pints. It dawned on me to make pizza sauce. I looked as some recipes but in the end I just through it all together in the crockpot and hoped for the best.

      Thanks for your kind comment and you are always welcome to stop in.


  2. Cool! That’s the way I make my sauce, but I freeze it, instead of canning. I was surprised at how well the seeds and skins blended into the sauce the first time I took that shortcut. πŸ™‚

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I think our grandmothers would have done this if they would have had access to a food processor. I remember as a kid forcing hot stewed tomatoes through a sieve when canning sauce. Tomatoes were always messy and super hot.

      My small chest freezer is very full right now. I also canned sloppy Joe’s because I needed the freezer space for the second small turkey I bought for $.49 a pound. I just thawed out the ground meats from the bottom of the freezer that was starting to get freezer burn and made a stock pot of sloppy Joe’s. Processed the pints in my Carrey under pressure.

      I always enjoy your input to my posts. Thanks for stopping in.

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      1. Good idea on making and canning the sloppy joe sauce.
        I love your recipes! πŸ™‚

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  3. BERNADETTE says:

    I can our Jersey tomatoes every summer but never canned pizza sauce. Does it need to be pressure canned or can I use a water bath?

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Yes you can water bath it. I have a automatic pressure canner. that I use for small batch canning;
      There are recipes on the internet for pizza sauce that you can find. You will be able to find how long to water bath for your altitude. I water bath salsa. but I usually make larger batches of it and use my large stove top canner. Good question. Thanks for stopping in.

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      1. BERNADETTE says:

        I have the Ball automatic pressure canner too. I will use that. Thanks.

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