Pizza sauce at home

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Pizza sauce in a bowl for pizza sauce recipe at home

Pizza are everyone's favorite and they are for all foodies and cooking enthusiast.

The taste of a Pizza largely depends on the sauce applied on it. A perfect sauce make a pizza taste yummy. You can easily make this yummy pizza sauce at home without any big effort. All the ingredients to make the sauce are readily available at your kitchen.

If you are looking for the best pizza sauce recipe, you have come to the right place. Here I bring you the step by step guide to make perfect Italian Pizza sauce recipe at home. You can even use this sauce to make some red sauce pastas.

Make this pizza sauce and store in freezer for upto 10 - 12 days in a air tight container to use whenever you like. With this sauce you can make many pasta dishes, here is red sauce pasta name list  you can make at home.

Ingredients for pizza sauce

Tomato :  Just make sure you choose the fresh, red and ripe tomatoes.

Carrot : Fresh one. Peel and finely chopped

Onion and Celery :  finely chopped them.

Garlic : Use fresh pods and chopped.

Basil leaves : A key ingredients must be fresh.

Other herbs :  Preferably use dry Oregano and chilly flakes.

Pillow the tomato : It is basically a hallow seedless semi boiled tomatoes comes in packed tin. If not available use tomato puree.

Olive oil : Good quality extra virgin olive oil yields the best result.

Seasoning : Salt and crushed black pepper powder.


You can easily freeze this sauce in a air sealed container for 10 to 15 days. Before freezing the sauce, cool it down completely and then freeze.

How to blanch tomato for pizza sauce

 It is important to blanch tomatoes in a professional way so that you can make a  perfect pizza sauce.  There are few things you need to do before blanching the tomatoes.
  1. First de-eyed the tomatoes using a sharp knife.
  2. Cut the tomatoes slightly on its tips using Cross method. This will help to remove the skin easily.
  3. Add them in boiling water for 30 - 40 seconds to blanch.
  4. Remove and cool down completely.

Steps to make pizza sauce

I am making little more sauce in one time and will refrigerated in a air tight jar for 6 - 7 days.

 Blanch tomato for the sauce

First take the tomatoes , clean and de-eyed them using a knife and cut them using Cross method to it's tips slightly. See the photo below for that.

De eyed tomato for pizza sauce Recipe

Cross method cutting tomato for pizza sauce Recipe

Blanched the tomatoes in boiling water for around 30-40 seconds and remove. Keep them to cool down.
After that remove the skin of the tomatoes from the tips where we cut it using Cross method.
Skin removed tomatoes for pizza sauce recipe

Chopped and skin removed tomatoes  pizza sauce recipe

 Cut them into halves and de-seed the tomatoes. Now roughly chopped them.

  Pizza sauce making

Now heat olive oil in a pan or in a deep skillet depending on the amount of sauce you are making.
Add chopped garlic and saute for a while or till it get light brown.  Add chopped onions, celery and roughly chopped carrots  Saute for some time till the onions get tender and brown.

Add the blanched chopped tomatoes to the above mixture and continue stirring.Now add Pillow the Tomato, it is  basically a hollow seedless semi boiled tomatoes comes ready-made from market in a Tin packed.
 If you don't have the pillow the tomato, don't worry about that. You can skip and use tomato puree instead of it.

 Pillow the Tomato can give you an extra authentic taste to your sauce and most of the sauce maker prefer it instead of tomato puree.Continue stirring the mixture for 5 - 6 minutes after mixing tomato puree.
Add salt, red chilly flakes and chopped fresh basil leave to the above mixture.Keep the mixture under slow flame for around 90  minutes to cook.

Stirring occasionally to prevent  the sauce  getting stuck at the bottom.

After the said time, check the seasoning of the sauce and remove cool down. The pizza sauce is ready to use and make your favorite pizza like classic Margherita pizza, veg pizza and pasta. If you love this recipe then you can read the recipe of homemade pizza base recipe as well.

Pizza sauce recipe

Pizza sauce recipe at home serving in a bowl

Make Italian pizza sauce at home from scratch with this easy pizza sauce recipe. Use them to make your favorite pasta recipes as well. 
Prep time          cooking time        yields
10 min               90 min                    500 g
Author               Mobasir hassan           

  • Fresh tomatoes  2-3 kg
  • 1 medium carrot( roughly chopped)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup celery chopped
  • 8 - 10 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon herbs preferably oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chilly flakes
  • 1 cup pillow the tomato or tomato puree
  • Salt as required
  • Extra virgin olive oil
How to make the sauce
  1. De-eyed  the tomatoes and cut slightly  on its tips using cross method.
  2. Blanched them in hot water for around 30 - 40 seconds. Remove and cool down  completely.
  3.  Peel the skin from the tip where we cut them using cross method.
  4. De seed the tomatoes and roughly chopped them.

Making pizza sauce

  1. Heat oil in a deep vessel pan and saute the chopped garlic till light brown.
  2. Add the chopped onions, carrots and celery and saute till the onions become  translucent and soft.
  3. Now add the blanched chopped tomatoes and stir nicely.
  4. Pour pillow the tomato or tomato  puree and  cook for 5 - 6 minutes.
  5. Add red chilly flakes, salt , oregano and chopped basil leaves. Mix well and let them cook on slow flame for about 90 minutes.
  6. Stir occasionally so that the sauce don't get burnt at the bottom.
  7. Remove the sauce and cool down.
  8. Apply the sauce to make pizza or pasta.
                              Nutritional value
                              ( 1 cup = 252 g)
  • Calories : 136
  • Fats : 2.9 g
  • Protein : 5.6 g
  • Carbohydrate : 22 g
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