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Pizza Sauce With Fresh Tomatoes Recipe

pizza sauce with fresh tomatoes recipe

As a lover of Italian cuisine, I have always been fascinated by the art of making pizza. One of the key components of a good pizza is the sauce. While there are many pre-made pizza sauces available in the market, I have always preferred making my own pizza sauce from scratch. After experimenting with various ingredients and techniques, I have come up with a pizza sauce recipe that is both simple and delicious. In this article, I will be sharing my recipe for pizza sauce with fresh tomatoes.

Recipes Information

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Recipe Category: Sauce
  • Recipe Cuisine: Italian
  • Aggregate Rating: 4.5/5


  • 6-8 medium-sized fresh tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cut the tomatoes into quarters and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake the tomatoes in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until they are soft and slightly caramelized.
  5. Remove the tomatoes from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  6. In a pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until it turns translucent.
  7. Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute.
  8. Add the roasted tomatoes, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper to the pan. Mix well.
  9. Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for 5-10 minutes, until it thickens.
  10. Remove the pan from the heat and let the sauce cool down.
  11. Blend the sauce in a food processor or blender until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  12. Your pizza sauce with fresh tomatoes is ready to use. Enjoy!

Nutritions Table

Nutrition InformationAmount per serving
Total Fat3.5g
Saturated Fat0.5g
Total Carbohydrate9.5g
Dietary Fiber2g
Total Sugars5.5g

Recipes FAQ

  • Q: Can I use canned tomatoes instead of fresh tomatoes for this recipe?
  • A: Yes, you can use canned tomatoes if fresh tomatoes are not available. However, fresh tomatoes will give the sauce a better flavor.
  • Q: How long can I store this pizza sauce?
  • A: You can store the pizza sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Q: Can I freeze this pizza sauce?
  • A: Yes, you can freeze this pizza sauce for up to 2 months. Thaw it in the fridge before using it.
  • Q: Can I add other herbs to this pizza sauce?
  • A: Yes, you can add other herbs like thyme or rosemary to this pizza sauce to give it a different flavor.
  • Q: Can I use this sauce for other Italian dishes?
  • A: Yes, you can use this sauce for other Italian dishes like pasta or lasagna.

Recipes Tips

If you want a chunky pizza sauce, you can skip blending the sauce in a food processor or blender.

For a spicier pizza sauce, you can add red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper.

If the sauce is too thick, you can add a little water to thin it out.

This pizza sauce recipe makes enough sauce for two 12-inch pizzas.