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Recipe: Pizza Sauce With Fresh Tomatoes

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Do you love homemade pizza but struggle to find the perfect sauce? Look no further! In this article, we will guide you through the process of making delicious pizza sauce with fresh tomatoes. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned cook, this recipe is easy to follow and will result in a sauce that is bursting with flavor.

Recipes Information

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


  • 6-8 medium-sized fresh tomatoes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut the tomatoes into halves and place them on a baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt and black pepper.
  4. Roast the tomatoes in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until they are soft and tender.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  6. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic and sauté until the onion is translucent and the garlic is fragrant.
  7. Add the roasted tomatoes, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper to the saucepan.
  8. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  9. Use an immersion blender or transfer the mixture to a blender and puree until it reaches the desired consistency.
  10. Let the sauce cool before using it on your pizza.

Nutrition Table

NutrientAmount per Serving
Total Fat3.5g
Saturated Fat0.5g
Total Carbohydrate5g
Dietary Fiber1g
Total Sugars3g

Recipes FAQ

  • Q: Can I use canned tomatoes instead of fresh ones?
  • A: Yes, you can. Just make sure to drain the liquid from the canned tomatoes before using them.
  • Q: Can I freeze the sauce?
  • A: Yes, you can. Let the sauce cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-safe container. It will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.
  • Q: Can I use this sauce on other dishes?
  • A: Absolutely! This sauce is versatile and can be used on pasta, as a dipping sauce, or in any recipe that calls for tomato sauce.
  • Q: Can I adjust the seasoning to my taste?
  • A: Yes, feel free to adjust the amount of salt, pepper, and herbs according to your preference.
  • Q: Can I make this sauce in advance?
  • A: Yes, you can. The sauce will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Recipes Tips

If you want a thicker sauce, you can add tomato paste or let the sauce simmer for longer. If you prefer a smoother consistency, you can strain the sauce through a sieve or use a food mill. For a spicier sauce, you can add red pepper flakes or chili powder. And finally, don't be afraid to experiment with different herbs and spices to create your own unique flavor profile!

Homemade pizza sauce is a game-changer. It's fresh, flavorful, and easy to make. Plus, it's a great way to use up those extra tomatoes you have lying around. This recipe is perfect for pizza night or any time you need a quick and delicious sauce. So go ahead and give it a try!

If you're looking for more pizza recipes, check out our article on homemade pizza dough. Happy cooking!