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don pepino pizza sauce recipe

Don Pepino Pizza Sauce Recipe

Don Pepino Pizza Sauce is a classic American pizza sauce that has been around for decades. Made with crushed or diced tomatoes, garlic, oregano, and basil, this flavorful and easy-to-make sauce can turn any pizza into something special.
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Course: sauce
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 7 Servings
Calories: 40kcal



  • 80 ml Corn Oil
  • 4 tablespoons of Tomato Paste
  • 6 Stalks of Fresh Oregano
  • 4 Stalks of Fresh Basil
  • 1.5 kg crushed tomatoes in puree
  • 4  garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Salt to taste


  • Heat the corn oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. 
  • Add the garlic to the oil and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.  
  • Stir in the tomato paste and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until it begins to thicken and turn a deep red color. 
  • Add the crushed or diced tomatoes, oregano, basil, black pepper, and salt to the saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25-30 minutes until the sauce has thickened up nicely.
  • Serve your Delicious Don Pepino Pizza Sauce over your favorite pizza.


1. Make sure to use freshly crushed or diced tomatoes as they will give your sauce a better texture and flavor.
2. If you want a spicier sauce, add more black pepper or red pepper flakes to the recipe.
3. Simmer your sauce until it’s thick and creamy. This will ensure the best flavor and texture.
4. Make sure to store any leftover sauce in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
5. Reheat your sauce before serving on pizza or as a dip for breadsticks.
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