Pizza Sauce (Variation 1)


Preparation info

  • Yield: approx.

    6–7 pints

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Amish Canning & Preserving

Amish Canning & Preserving

By Laura Anne Lapp

Published 2019

  • About

I make this recipe every summer. I use it for other things as well as pizza, such as spaghetti or lasagna. For more pizza sauce recipes see and .


  • 9 pounds fresh tomatoes (or enough to make 13 cups tomato puree)
  • ½ cup lemon juice, fresh or bottled, optional


  1. Wash tomatoes well and remove stems.
  2. Add approximately 1 inch of water to a large stockpot.
  3. Quarter tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  4. Boil for 3 to 5 minutes until tomatoes are slightly soft.
  5. Pass softened tomatoes through a Victorio strainer, food mill, or tomato press.
  6. Pour tomato sauce into a large stockpot and add seasoni