Homemade pizza sauce

Cook with love for those you love, that’s my mantra in the kitchen. I believe if you cook with love, if you put your heart and soul into your food it will be something special. 

My homemade pizza sauce is delightful. It’s herby flavour gives your pizza a lovely springtime taste that’s light and full of flavour.

Homemade pizza, real homemade pizza, the pizza you make your own base for, top with homemade pizza sauce, some mozzarella and a few of your favourite toppings is a really fun and cost effective meal the whole family can enjoy and I believe, is a healthier option to those oil filled takeaway alternatives you order from fast food chains. 

My homemade pizza base recipe is on the blog. Simply type ‘pizza’ in the search engine to find the recipe. 

Here is my secret pizza sauce recipe that I’d like to share with you all. 

1 tin purée tomatoes

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon raw or white sugar 

1 large brown onion

3 tablespoons olive oil

Good season of salt


Peel and chop the brown onion (as chunky or as fine as you like) and put this into a small saucepan along the oil and sautéed until onion becomes transparent.

Add the tomatoes, herbs, salt and sugar and give it a good stir.

Simmer on very low for 40 minutes to an hour. Stir regularly and check it doesn’t stick to the booth of the pot, you don’t want it to burn. You want the sauce to be thick and the liquid in the tomatoes to reduce right down. 

Once it looks done check for salt and add more if needed and give it a good stir. 

Let cool and store in your favourite air tight jar or container and it can stay for up to 5 days in the fridge or you could pop some into snap lock air tight bags and store in the freezer for when you need it. 
This sauce is very herby, if you don’t like a heavy herb flavour you can half the herbs by adding 1/2 teaspoon instead of a whole one. Cooking is about taste and flavour to feel free to adjust this to suit your taste.

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