Homemade pizza sauce with olive oil

    50 min

    Slowly simmered tinned tomatoes, garlic and herbs create this delicious pizza sauce. Adding olive oil at the end of simmering helps to keep the flavour.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 800ml tomato passata
    • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
    • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon soft brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Bring tomato passata, chopped tomatoes, garlic, brown sugar, Italian herbs, basil and chilli flakes to the boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered until sauce is thickened and tomatoes have broken down, about 30 minutes. Stir olive oil into sauce and simmer until hot, 1 to 2 minutes more.

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    Excellent balance of herbs and tomatoes, adding olive oil at ends gives great flavor.  -  03 Feb 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I didn't make any changes , but next time I'll add more seasonings and no red pepper.  -  23 Oct 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A good basic pizza sauce. Much better than store bought! The olive oil really adds a nice flavor. The only I suggest is adding some salt to really make the flavors pop. Be forewarned that this will make a mess on your stove. Now's the time to break out the splatter guard! I did as suggested and quickly pulsed the diced tomatoes in my Ninja before adding to the pot. Worked perfectly!  -  27 Sep 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)