Delicious pizza sauce

Delicious pizza sauce


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About this recipe: Homemade pizza can be the most delicious of all, but what really makes a pizza is the sauce! This sauce is wonderfully flavourful and it goes well with all toppings.

MissAisling County Dublin, Ireland

Makes: 1 Enough sauce for a 28cm pizza

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (400g) tin organic chopped tomatoes (Roma® brand is good)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Heat a medium to large frying pan and add the olive oil.
  2. Add the tomatoes and let them heat up for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, basil, oregano, peppers and salt and mix thoroughly until blended.
  4. Once the mixture has come to a boil, simmer for 15 minutes. By this time it should have thickened slightly.
  5. Mix in the tomatoe puree, then leave to cool for about 20 minutes before using on your pizza.


For this recipe I reccomend using crushed garlic you would find in the dried spice section of your supermarket. If you prefer to use fresh garlic, use 2 cloves of minced garlic, and fry it initially with the can of tomatoes.


Be sure to let this sauce cool thoroughly before using it on your pizza. If you use hot sauce on a pizza when it goes into the oven, it will burn the cheese before the dough has cooked.

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Reviews (2)


Easy to make and very tasty. So much better than shop bought pizza topping. - 13 Jan 2013


Lovely recipe. Used up loads of my home grown tomatoes made a big batch and froze a load. Great as a foundation for soups and stews aswell - 27 Sep 2013

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