Here’s a super simple recipe to make your own tomato pizza sauce.
While you can buy such sauce ready-made in the shops, it’s cheaper and super easy to create your home made version for use in a variety of recipes.
Keep the sauce in the fridge for up to a week or allow to cook and freeze. When you want to use it, defrost in the fridge.
- 1 carton (500g) passata Could swap for chopped tomatoes
- 1 small onion, peeled an chopped
- 1 clove of chopped garlic or a teaspoon of easy/lazy garlic
- 1 tablespoon tomato purée
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano Adjust to taste
- 1 teaspoon dried basil Adjust to taste
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar (Optional) Adjust to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to make homemade pizza sauce:
- In a sauce pan or big frying pan, heat a little oil over a medium-low heat and add the onions. Fry until softened (about 10 minutes).
- Add in the garlic and fry a further 30 seconds.
- Add in the tomato purée, passata (or chopped tomatoes), sugar, herbs, salt & pepper. Bring to the boil and then allow to simmer on a low heat for at least half an hour until thickened and reduced.
- You can use immediately or allow to cool and place in the fridge for up to a week.
- Alternatively, split into freezer bags and freeze for up to three months. When you want to use, defrost in the fridge or in warm water.