Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pasta/Pizza Sauce

One of my very favorite food storage items is the gallon cans of crushed tomatoes you can get at Costco.  If you figure the cost per ounce, they are very inexpensive and they make the perfect pasta and pizza sauce when you add some spices.  They are just the right consistency and always taste just great.  When you are finished using what you need for the meal you are preparing, you can put the leftover in ziplock bags and freeze for later use.

Crushed Tomatoes

I always add some basil, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste right in the can.  Why dirty another bowl?

Mix until combined.  Use with pasta or when making pizza.


  1. Do you add a specific amount of each of those seasonings, or just whatever you feel like?

  2. I have never measured the amount of spices. I just do it to taste. Because it is a gallon can, it takes quite a bit. I would start with 1 Tbsp basil, 1 Tbsp oregano, 1 tsp onion powder, and 1 tsp garlic powder. Try 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Mix it up and decide what it maybe needs more of.