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Friday, September 16, 2011

Canning Homemade Pizza Sauce


Canning is easier than you think!!  I just finished canning 7 half-pint jars of my Homemade Pizza Sauce.

The pizza sauce recipe is as simple as can be, but it makes quite a bit and I sometimes don't use all the sauce up before it spoils.  So I decided making pizza sauce would be the perfect opportunity to use my new Ball Canning Discovery Kit.  I was able to double my recipe and process 7 smaller jars of pizza sauce.

This is what the canning kit looks like:

The canning kit comes with a polypropylene rack and a fitted lifter, 3 1-pint jars and a recipe/instruction booklet. The lifter works in standard size stockpot. The Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit runs between $10 and $12 at Wal-mart and on Amazon.com.

This is how easy it was:

While the pizza sauce was simmering (recipe found at the bottom of the post), I boiled the canning jars and lids to sterilize them. Once the sauce was ready, I used a funnel to fill the jars and then ran a rubber spatula around the inside of the jar to get out any air bubbles.


I carefully wiped down the edges of the jars since any food left on the rim might interfere with the lids sealing correctly.  I tightened the lids, submersed the jars into boiling water using the canning rack and boiled them for twenty minutes.

After the twenty minutes were up.  I left the jars in the water for another five minutes and then lifted the canning rack out of the pot using the attached handle.


After 12 to 24 hours, you can remove the lid band and check the seal on the inner lid.  If if sticks, congratulations, you just canned!

Now add a pretty label and show off your not-so-hard work!





Pizza Sauce Recipe:

1 14 1/2 oz can of crushed tomatoes
1/8 cup of water
1 tsp of salt
1 1/2 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of onion powder
1 tsp of dried basil
1tsp of dried oregano
*if you are using fresh tomatoes, you will need to add 4 tbsp of bottled lemon juice for acidity


Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan or skillet and saute on medium until sauce begins to bubble. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.



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106 comments:

  1. How cool!!! I'd love a chance to win...I have really been wanting to get into canning :) Thank you!!

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  2. I just cleaned some tomatoes and was thinking of canning some salsa. I hate the thought of doing it but love the results of home made food.

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  3. I'd love to try some salsa and spaghetti sauce. :) LOTS of Roma tomatoes on our plants.

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  4. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/birdie00000/status/114886056448495616

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  5. I have been cooking our own pasta sauce for years. I use it for pasta, pizza and beans, etc. I'd love to start canning it instead of freezing it. This would really be something I'd start doing in this world of canning. I have zero experience, though so the book would be ever so handy. Thanks for your generous giveaway and inspiration!
    naslyyadid(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I like to make jam, put up tomatoes, and make pickles.

    beckandcallgirl @ hotmail dot com

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  7. Yay! I just got started canning this year-these would be a great addition to my collection!Thanks for a chance to win!

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  8. Wow - love the post. I'd love to can spaghetti sauce, but always feared it would be too daunting a task. I've really wanted to learn though. I love the feeling I get when I make something myself. :)

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  9. I would like to can homemade applesauce!
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

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  12. I would like to can salsa and some sort of jam.
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  13. I follow via email.
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  14. Im recently getting into canning Im looking to can everything from tomato sauce to chicken! I found this site https://www.zayconfoods.com/ you can purchase food in bulk and can away!

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  15. I've been doing alot of canning this summer but I still need to make some of my Grandma's sandwich spread. . .
    thank you so much,
    gotta go can 30 pounds of tomatoes! : 0

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  16. I would love to can some tomatoes as well. I have to admit, I was hoping the prize was your sauce. :-) I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky @ www.messforless.net

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  17. Actually, I would like to make some preserves while the fruit is so fresh and tasty, like the strawberries now...

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  18. I just started canning this year. First I canned peaches now I have a bunch of tomatoes...pizza sauce sounds great :)

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  19. My mother always canned lots, and I would like to try.
    I'd especially like to can some corn relish - a family recipe that would make a great gift for my brothers. Thanks for the chance.

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  20. I actually make my own homemade sauce from scratch (fresh tomatoes) and a fabulous chili sauce. This would be perfect for that!

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  21. Oooo, I'd love to win. I'd probably give it to my sister since she makes lots of jam for me. I might have to try the pizza sauce though since we make pizza every Sunday night!

    Thanks for linking up to the party.

    Anna
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  22. Looks delish.

    We'd love you to share your recipes with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

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  23. I want to start canning apple butter

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  24. Thanks for the recipe!! Feel free to link it up here: http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/search/label/Do%20Something%20Crafty%20Friday

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  25. I would love to can some jams or jellies! :)

    While I am not an "official" follower of your blog, I do read it EVERY day and love it. Thanks so much for offering this wonderful giveaway!

    Lorie

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  26. I started my adventures in canning this year with pickles, salsa, grape jelly and apple/pear/ginger sauce... why didn't I think of something we eat twice a week? Pizza! Looks like a great recipe.

    I shared on FB and will definitely follow you! That Ball funnel looks incredible.

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  27. Oops... forgot to leave my address, alexisabell@yahoo.com or my blog is http://abelladventures.blogspot.com

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  28. I would love to can salsa. I hope I win! Kbroderi@msn.com

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  29. I do like to can and need to make more tomato soup :) Thanks for the great giveaway. mamalusco at ortelco dot net

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  30. Strawberry jam!

    Laurasu82 at yahoo.com

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  31. I just found your blog and I love it, so many great ideas. I would can fruit, lots of fresh fruits, so I can enjoy them year round. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. I would love to can some peaches!

    amanda.corley@ymail.com

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  33. I follow by e-mail.

    amanda.corley@ymail.com

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  34. I think I need to get one of these, and give it a try.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  35. I'm trying to venture into canning, starting with pizza and marinara sauce.

    littlebit_writer@yahoo.com

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  36. Hi!! I'm stopping by from the Super Stalker Sunday Blog Hop! Thanks so much for linking up with us this week! Hope you are having a great week!!

    I would love a chance to win your awesome prize!!!

    See you again next week for more fun Super Stalking,
    Kortney @ Kortney's Krazy Life

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  37. I would love to can the pizza sauce; I did spaghetti sauce this year and would love to the pizza sauce too.

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  38. would love a chance to win! Thanks

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  39. would love to can pizza sauce, we make homemade pizza once a week so this would be perfect! camiludlow@gmail.com

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  40. I have always wanted to learn how to can! Everything from pizza and spaghetti sauce to jelly and jam! Thank you so much for this great giveaway!

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  41. I'm a new follower and email subscriber!

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  42. Tweeted!
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  43. I shared on Facebook

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  44. I tweeted.
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  45. I am your newest follower! I am just starting to can this year and need a beginners introduction! Thanks for the post and the giveaway!

    Melika22@msn.com

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  46. I tweeted your giveaway-
    http://twitter.com/#!/melissajenkins/status/116645053392371714

    thanks again!

    Melissa

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  47. What a great giveaway! :) I'd can chili sauce! My family loves it! :) craftycatrina (at) gmail

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  48. I'm following you now through GFC! :) :)

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  49. This is right up my alley! Awesome post:)

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  50. I would love to can some pumpkin butter. This time of year makes want to can everything. I also shared this on my facebook and following you now. have a blessed day.

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  51. I would love to learn how to can tomato sauce.

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  52. A friends mother taught me this summer how to can my own jam- and I would LOVE to try that!!!

    kaitlynn(dot)vogt(at)huskers(dot)unl.edu

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  53. I'm a new follower!
    Briana @ babblingsandmore.blogspot.com

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  54. Very nice! My grandmother and aunt always canned green beans and creamed corn and they were the best! I would love to learn how and share this with my girls!

    Thanks for the fun! Happy to have found your blog too! :)

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  55. I would love to can fruit and veggies, and this pizza sauce too, seriously, that stuff can get really expensive!
    bfcourage at yahoo dot com

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  56. Usually we can applesauce, jams and fruit, but the pizza sauce looks good to try too! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  57. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/kluckingbear/status/116930506775478272

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  58. Love this giveaway!! I love to can homegrown tomatoes!!

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  59. Oh my gosh! Excellent giveaway!!! I am wanting to make pickles in the next few weeks and can peaches! This would be perfect! Thanks!

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  60. I would love to can! I'm thinking pickles or jam. brightbird@gmail.com

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  61. I love canning. In fact, as soon as I get off the computer, I am heading off to do some peaches. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  62. I've dabbled in canning, and would love to learn more. Thanks for the chance!

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  63. Honestly I would love can tomato sauce, I make it all the time and always have leftovers I like the idea of canning it instead of freezing it!!

    clovecg at gmail dot com

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  64. We can a little bit of everything but do mostly Spaghetti Sauce

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  65. I love canning. It saves a lot of money instead of throwing things away. I do blueberry jam every summer.

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  66. Great giveaway! It's apple butter/apple jelly time,so could really use this.

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  67. I like to can jelly

    mamasmusings@hotmail.com

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  69. I would love to can some applesauce!

    aileen.dinsmore@gmail.com

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  70. I'd like to can homemade strawberry jam or apple butter.

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  71. I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/simplydab/status/117732192523796481

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  72. I stumbled http://www.stumbleupon.com/url/scatteredthoughtsofasahm.blogspot.com/2011/09/canning-homemade-pizza-sauce-and.html

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  73. I shared on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/simplydab/posts/161051670649345

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  74. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect (publically)

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  75. I have wanting to can this red pepper jelly that my friend makes.She brings it once a year on holiday parties and I have to be polite and only take my fair share. I have the recipe but it makes tons so I never make it- if I had this kit, I would make my red pepper jelly and save some obviously for later!
    luckyseattlemom at gmail dot com

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  76. I looked around and like your posts so now I am following your site via GFC
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  77. I'd like to try canning strawberry jelly. My son loves it, and I think it would be fun to make some homemade & not have to give it all away quickly!

    emily@naptimeismytime.com

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  78. I follow via GFC.

    emily@naptimeismytime.com

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  79. Tweet, tweet!

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  80. I love making my own pizza sauce! Thank you for sharing at Simply Creations Link Party!

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  81. I would love to start canning. I'm sure canning some apple butter and apple carrot sauce from our apple picking trip would be awesome.

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  82. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/simmworksfamily/status/118112165680001024

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  83. I love salsa. I would love to can that. I grew up watching my grandmother can everything but never took an interest until now.

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  84. I would love to put up Jam!

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

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  85. I would love to make homemade jam!
    cloud10277@Hotmail.com

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  86. I love canning!
    janetmulford at gmail

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  87. I would like to can tomatoes and apple jelly! thanks!
    rebeccaw2005 at gmail dot com

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  88. new gfc follower rebecca williams
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  89. I would love to can salsa!!

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com
    bearrabbitbear@hotmail.com

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  90. I follow you via GFC!

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com
    bearrabbitbear@hotmail.com

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  91. GFC follower! (MssLuna02)
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  92. Yum! I had one of those Ball kits, but the basket didn't really fit inside my pot. Darn it.

    (Okay, I've had this drummed into my head so many times that I have to say this: unless a recipe has been thoroughly tested, or you have modified a tested recipe in an approved way [like changing the spices or salt level], you can't guarantee that it's safely canned. </PSA>)

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  93. I can lots of things so I would love to win this!

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  94. we love to can chow chow and green beans from the garden
    hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

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  95. follow you GFC
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