Homemade Tomato Pizza Sauce Recipe

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This recipe for homemade Pizza Sauce uses just a few ingredients and is very easy to make. It is made by cooking tomato puree in an olive oil base, tempered with ginger-garlic, basil and oregano.

This sauce is generally thick and chunky in texture. The tomatoes are pureed coarsely with some bigger bits and have a thick consistency. To make a smoother sauce, you can just puree the tomatoes more finely instead.

You can use this sauce as a spread for pizzas. Apart from that you can also use it in pasta & spaghetti and various other Italian recipes.

Better than store bought pizza sauce

Pizza sauce is readily available in stores & supermarkets. However, this homemade pizza sauce is a much healthier, tastier and cheaper alternative.

There are no added preservatives and you are free to control the ingredients as per your taste. It is also really quick & easy to make and can be prepared using very few ingredients which are readily available at every home.

Storage suggestions

This sauce can be refrigerated for 4-5 days. After this you can freeze it for future use for upto a month.

For best results, you can place small quantities of it in ice trays and then pop out and store the cubes. These cubes can then be melted one at a time as required.

To make Pizza Sauce at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Recipe Info


CategoryDips and Spreads

Cuisine: Italian

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Nutrition (per serving)



Carbohydrates: 13g

Protein: 3g

Ingredients For Pizza Sauce Recipe

  • 3 Large Tomatoes
  • 4-5 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • ~1/2 inch piece of Ginger, grated
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 Cup Basil Leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro Leaves, finely chopped
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder or Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste

Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Pizza Sauce Recipe

  • Heat 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil in a pan. Add 4-5 cloves of minced Garlic, ~1/2 inch piece of grated Ginger and 1-2 finely chopped Green Chillies. Saute for a minute.

    Pizza Sauce Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • Make a puree of 3 large Tomatoes. You can vary the consistency as you like, you can keep it thick and chunky or make a fine paste. Add this puree to the pan and let the tomatoes cook for 3-4 minutes.

    Pizza Sauce Recipe Step By Step Instructions 2
  • Then add 1/2 cup of chopped basil leaves and 1/2 cup of finely chopped cilantro/coriander leaves.

    Pizza Sauce Recipe Step By Step Instructions 3
  • Add 1 teaspoon Oregano, 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder, 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder and 1 teaspoon Salt, or as per your taste.

    Pizza Sauce Recipe Step By Step Instructions 4
  • Simmer on low flame for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let the sauce cool down. Then it can be used on as a spread for pizzas, or a base for pastas. Refrigerate it for 4-5 days for future use.

    Pizza Sauce Step By Step Recipe

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Homemade Tomato Pizza Sauce Recipe

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