Italian pizza sauce

    1 hour 35 min

    A tasty and easy tomato sauce used for a base on homemade pizza. This sauce is also nice with cooked chicken chunks for a quick chicken tomato pasta dish.

    Samantha's Supper

    Kent, England, UK
    127 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • glug extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 shallots, finely chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon tomato puree

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

    1. Heat a good glug oil in a saucepan. Add the shallots and sweat down for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
    2. Add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to the boil and simmer on low for 90 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.
    3. Cool, then place in the fridge until ready to use.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. as i didnt have any shallots i used half an onion, i also added a teaspoon of sugar too cut the acidity of the tomatoes, 5 chopped mushroom and also added a teaspoon of worcestershire sauce. i also only simmered it for 60 mins. it turned out great.  -  28 Feb 2011


    Excellent recipe, makes enough for 2 large pizzas, i made it with my own slight twist and instead of shallots i put half a red onion in and instead of oregano i put some dried chilli flakes in, just to give it a slight kick!  -  26 Jan 2014


    I made this recipe but I added a teaspoon of paprika and 1 onion. I cut my onions too big so I put the mixture in a blender, it was very nice!!!!  -  13 May 2015