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How to make pizza sauce

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Making your own pizza sauce is just so easy! It tastes fresher, nicer and way tastier than shop bought tomato sauce and if you’re making homemade pizzas then homemade pizza sauce is definitely the way to go. 

You’ll only need a handful of ingredients and just a few minutes hands-on cooking time, then you can leave it to bubble away nicely. 

Homemade Pizza Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic – finely chopped (depending on how garlicky you like your food)
  • 2 tins good quality tomatoes (the better the quality the better the sauce)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • small handful of basil – roughly chopped (optional)
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How To Make Homemade Pizza Sauce

  • Add the olive oil to a saucepan over a low heat.
  • Tip in the garlic and sauté for a minute.
  • Add the tinned tomatoes and dried oregano – season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  • Bring the sauce to the boil then reduce to a simmer and cook with the lid off for around 30-40 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and reduced.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the chopped basil.

Make Homemade Pizza Sauce Your Way

  • go spicy and add in some freshly chopped chillies.
  • for extra tastiness add in some toasted ground fennel seeds

How To Use Homemade Pizza Sauce

  • use as a pizza sauce – spread onto your pizza base and top with your favourite toppings.
  • use as a quick tomato sauce to go with pasta.

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Yield: Enough for 3 large pizzas

Homemade Pizza Sauce

painted grey wooden stool with blue and white checked cloth and panful of homemade tomato pizza sauce on top. Vintage spoon being used to stir sauce

How to make pizza sauce
Super simple homemade pizza sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic - finely chopped (depending on how garlicky you like your food)
  • 2 tins good quality tomatoes (the better the quality the better the sauce)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • small handful of basil - roughly chopped (optional)

Instructions

    1. Add the olive oil to a saucepan over a low heat.
      Tip in the garlic and sauté for a minute.
    2. Add the tinned tomatoes and dried oregano - season to taste with salt and black pepper.
    3. Bring the sauce to the boil then reduce to a simmer and cook with the lid off for around 30-40 minutes or until the sauce has thickened and reduced.
    4. Remove from the heat and stir in the chopped basil.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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