Easy pizza sauce

Easy pizza sauce


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About this recipe: Tomato purée, olive oil, garlic and dried spices sit for hours to let the flavours blend in this interesting, uncooked pizza sauce. The thickness of the sauce depends on the amount of water used; it should be somewhat viscous.

Frank Sweterlitsch

Serves: 8 

  • 175g (6 oz) tomato purée
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 300ml (10 fl oz) water

Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

  1. Mix together the tomato purée and olive oil. Mix well. Add garlic, salt and pepper to taste, oregano, basil and rosemary. Mix well and gradually add the water, stopping when you've reached your desired consistency. Let stand for several hours to let the flavours blend. No cooking necessary, just spread on pizza base.


Make a large batch of this pizza sauce ahead of time, and freeze in small portions - just enough for 1 or 2 pizzas. Then you'll have homemade pizza sauce on hand whenever you need it!

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Reviews (19)


Altered ingredient amounts. This is a very good sauce. I have tried quite a few and this is my husband’s favourite. I cut the water amount in half because of other recommendations, I highly recommend this or the sauce will be very thin and watery. I also add a ½ teaspoon of sugar. We make this now once a week! - 21 Jul 2008


Altered ingredient amounts. Great Sauce! I used double the garlic for my garlic loving family. I did not have rosemary, so I used Italian herbs instead. I also put less water. - 21 Jul 2008


Altered ingredient amounts. Would agree with other comments. I cut down amount of water as I like a thicker sauce. Makes alot wish is good as the rest can be frozen - 04 Jun 2011

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