How to Make Homemade Pizza Sauce

Updated on April 13, 2018
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Cooking is one of my passions. Though I am working, I make nutritious and tasty food at home. My food has less oil and no artificial color.

Home-Made Pizza Sauce

Pizza Sauce Is a Multi-Purpose Sauce

I never thought that making pizza sauce was so easy until I made it one morning. It took me about 20 minutes to make it from scratch.

This pizza sauce came out amazingly well. It was more flavorful, grainy, perfect to spread, and super delicious compared to the store-bought pizza sauce.

You can use this sauce not only for making pizza but also for pasta, as a side dish for snacks, as a spread for sandwich, etc.

The main ingredients for making pizza sauce are tomatoes, olive oil, basil, garlic, and dried oregano. You will get a nice aroma while making this sauce.

Let me now share with you a detailed recipe for making pizza sauce.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: A small cup of pizza sauce

Ingredients

  • 4 tomatoes, ripe and red, roughly chopped in small cubes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-1 1/4 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or as per taste
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil leaves, finely chopped

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Pizza Sauce at Home

  • Wash tomatoes. Finely chop them. Put them in a blender and make a puree. Don't grind it fully. Leave some pieces or chunks in the puree. This will give a proper texture to the sauce.
  • Heat olive oil in a deep-bottomed non-stick pan. Add chopped garlic. Saute over low heat until they become brownish.
  • Throw in chopped tomatoes. Increase the heat. Saute until tomatoes get cooked and start leaving oil on the edges. Lower the heat.
  • Add dried oregano, red chili powder, pepper powder, sugar, chopped basil leaves, and salt. Mix well.
  • Continue sauteing for two more minutes. Now, the sauce easily leaves the bottom. Turn off the heat.
  • Collect the sauce in a bowl. Your favorite pizza sauce is ready! Keep it aside for cooling.
  • Store it in an air-tight jar and keep in a refrigerator. It will stay fresh for 3-4 days.
  • If you want to keep it for a longer period, store it in a freezer bag and deep-freeze it.
  • Use this sauce as pizza spread or bread spread. It can be a tasty side dish and also, an ingredient to make snacks.

Step one: Finely chop tomatoes.
Step one: Finely chop tomatoes.
Put them in a mixer or blender.
Put them in a mixer or blender.
Grind to make a puree. See that there are a few chunks or pieces of tomatoes left in the puree. Don't grind it smooth.
Grind to make a puree. See that there are a few chunks or pieces of tomatoes left in the puree. Don't grind it smooth.
Step two: Heat olive oil in a deep-bottomed non-stick pan. Throw in chopped garlic.
Step two: Heat olive oil in a deep-bottomed non-stick pan. Throw in chopped garlic.
Saute over a low heat until garlic becomes brownish.
Saute over a low heat until garlic becomes brownish.
Step three: Add tomato puree. Stir well. Increase the flame. Saute until the puree becomes dry and starts leaving oil on the edges.
Step three: Add tomato puree. Stir well. Increase the flame. Saute until the puree becomes dry and starts leaving oil on the edges.
Different stages of sauteing tomato puree.
Different stages of sauteing tomato puree.
Once you get the proper consistency, lower the heat.
Once you get the proper consistency, lower the heat.
Step four: Add dried oregano, red chili powder, pepper powder, sugar, salt, and chopped fresh basil.
Step four: Add dried oregano, red chili powder, pepper powder, sugar, salt, and chopped fresh basil.
Continue sauteing for two more minutes.
Continue sauteing for two more minutes.
Your favorite pizza sauce is ready to use! Store the sauce in an air-tight container. Keep it in the refrigerator. This will stay fresh for 3-4 days.
Your favorite pizza sauce is ready to use! Store the sauce in an air-tight container. Keep it in the refrigerator. This will stay fresh for 3-4 days.
For more shelf-life, put it in a freezer bag and keep in a freezer. Use it as and when required.
For more shelf-life, put it in a freezer bag and keep in a freezer. Use it as and when required.

Nutritional Information of Pizza Sauce

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 100
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 22 g7%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 120 mg5%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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