This homemade pizza sauce recipe differs slightly from all the no-cook pizza sauces I posted on this blog.
But, to be honest, this is one of my favorite homemade pizza sauces, and it is made with fresh tomatoes and some basic seasoning without tomato paste.
This sauce goes well with Sicilian-style pizza, and you should use it when making Sicilian-style pizza dough.
The best part about this pizza sauce is that you can adjust the taste of the sauce and make it salty and tangy or slightly sweet, depending on your taste.
This homemade sauce is very easy and quick to make, and if you don’t like raw, uncooked sauce on pizza, you will fall in love with this recipe.
You can use any tomatoes you like in this recipe, which works perfectly every time.
In the uncooked pizza sauce recipes, the quality of the tomatoes determines the taste.
In this recipe, you cook the tomato puree and adjust the flavor using seasoning so you get a similar taste every single time.
And since you cook the sauce, the texture is the same every time, which is not the case with uncooked pizza sauce.
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Ingredients and Substitutions
6-7 Tomatoes- you can use any kind; the more juicier the tomato, the better the sauce taste
1 tsp salt- You can add more or less of this. Taste the sauce and add more salt if needed to balance the taste.
1 tsp Sugar- The same rule applies to sugar as well. You can add more or less sugar to the sauce if the salt is too tangy or salty.
It balances the taste, especially if you have a tomato batch that is not naturally sweet. Hence, it is crucial to taste the sauce before adding sugar or salt.
If you have great-tasting tomatoes, your sauce might not need salt or sugar, but it does most of the time!
1 tsp Dried Oregano– You can use fresh oregano, but I prefer using dried oregano as it is easy to store for extended periods of time.
6 cloves of minced garlic- You can add garlic powder instead, but I love to use fresh garlic as it renders a strong taste and a fresh flavor that isn’t present when you use garlic powder in the pizza sauce.
2 tbsp of Olive Oil– You can use less oil to have enough oil to submerge the minced garlic completely. If you do not have olive oil, you can use vegetable oil or a neutral oil that does not have a distinct taste.
How to make Homemade Pizza Sauce recipe
1. Take a pot, fill it up with water, and get the tomatoes to boil in the water till their skin crinkle.
2. Once that happens, take the pot off the stove, run some cold water on it, and peel off the tomatoes. Puree the tomatoes in the blender until you get a smooth paste
3. You can add salt and sugar to these blended tomatoes now and taste to ensure you have the perfect balance of salt and sugar. You can even add them later while cooking. It is totally up to you when you add them.
4. Take a pan and add the 2 tbsp of olive oil along with minced garlic and cook it for about 2-3 minutes on a low heat till you have the garlic flavor infused in the oil. Remember, you have to prevent the garlic from turning golden brown.
5. Turn the heat to low(if not already) and add the puree tomatoes. Add slowly as the pan is hot, and you do not want to get hurt by a splash of oil.
6. Now mix the oregano with the sauce and slow cook it for about 5-10 minutes until the water evaporates and you get a thick sauce-like consistency.
7. Your sweet, salty, tangy homemade pizza sauce is ready. Enjoy!
Can you use this pizza sauce for canning?
Yes, absolutely. I have not canned this pizza sauce, but it can easily last a week in my refrigerator and tastes great.
You can easily can this pizza sauce because once you have tasted this sauce, you are going to want to have more for future use.
It is one of the best homemade pizza sauces I have made, and I love it on anything and everything.
How to use this Homemade Pizza Sauce?
The sauce also works so well with spaghetti and pasta. You can cut up an onion and saute it in oil, add this sauce, and mix in some cooked pasta or cut-up sausages, and you are done.
This sauce is delicious, and you will love it.
I was making this sauce as one of the best homemade pizza sauce recipes. It is so versatile as well. You can eat this as a dip with garlic knots or cheesy breadsticks. This is an excellent dip for appetizers.
You can even use this on Sicilian pizzas as you need a thick pizza sauce layer on those, and this nonwatery pizza sauce is the best. I generally use it on pizzas, but this is one of the best pizza sauces for silician-style pizzas.
The only ingredient missing here would be the onion; otherwise, it is very close to the Sicilian pizza sauce recipe.
Regardless, this sauce tastes so good, and I hope you make it at home, too.
What kind of sauce is good for homemade pizza?
If you use a home convection oven, it does not get very hot like in a wood-fired pizza oven, so it is better to use cooked pizza sauce.
Not to say that you cannot use an uncooked pizza sauce recipe, but it is more flavourful if you use a cooked pizza sauce recipe.
It is totally up to you to decide which pizza sauce works best for you, but I find this pizza recipe more flavourful and versatile as I can use it as a dip for an appetizer and sometimes as a marinara sauce for pasta.
Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe
- 6-7 Tomatoes
- 6/7 cloves Minced Garlic
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Dried Oregano
- Boil all the fresh tomatoes in a pot and boil them till the skin of these tomatoes crinkle.
- Peel the skin off of these tomatoes and Blend them in a blender till you get a puree.
- Take 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and saute the minced garlic for 3 minutes on low heat. Ensure that the minced garlic does not get brown while you sautee it. You want the garlic to release all its flavors in the oil.
- Pour the sauce in slowly since the pan is hot, and add all the seasonings to it, like salt, sugar, and oregano. Stir well and let the sauce cook for about 6 minutes.
- Once the sauce has the required thickness that you like, you can pour the sauce out, and it is ready.
- Enjoy your homemade pizza sauce.