Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pizza sauce

Up until a few months back, I , invariably used tomato sauce for my homemade pizzas. But , this time, I was determined to make pizza sauce of my own, just to get that kick out of making everything from scratch. Well, I could also blog about it :)

The hunt began and found innumerable recipes for pizza sauce on the internet. I couldn't zero in on any one particular recipe so based on my own instincts and the taste of the family, I decided upon this version of pizza sauce. It is simple to make and lends a wonderful flavor  to your pizza. Of course, you can substitute it with store bought tomato sauce but making this pizza sauce yourself is immense satisfaction !! Try it and you will agree :)


This recipe yields sauce for one large pizza

Ingredients :

Tomatoes  -  2 large 
Garlic cloves, finely chopped -  2 - 3
Herbs mix ( I used store bought italian seasoning ) - 1 tsp ….( you can use basil and oregano )
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp 
Salt -  to taste  ( I used 1/2 tsp )
Olive oil - 1 tsp

Method :

1.  Puree the tomatoes and keep aside.
2.  Heat oil in a pan and add chopped garlic.
3.  Once the garlic turns brown, add the tomato puree and give a quick stir. 
4.  Add the herbs mix, pepper, salt and sugar. Mix well.
5.  Let the mixture simmer on low flame till the sauce thickens a bit. It will take roughly about 8 minutes.
6.  Remove from fire and cool. There, you go !!! Spread it on your base and with a few toppings thrown in, you are in for a delicious treat !!!


  1. such an easy to make and delicious sauce....would make any pizza all the more tasty, fell it is way better than store bought sauce... :-)

  2. Glad you liked the recipe Kumar… It is unbelievable easy !! do try it for your pizza next time :)