Homemade Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce is a must make at the beginning of spring is tomatoes are abundantly available and at a steal too. This sauce is tempered with Italian seasonings and cooked slowly for 40-60 minute to release complete flavor.

I am re-visiting my old recipes in new avatar it seems and this revisit is not intentional.

I have a pizza sauce recipe posted here but I decided to give it a separate entry as I myself end up perusing it quite often.

Best Pizza Sauce Ever
Best Pizza Sauce Ever

Anything good should stand alone, irrespective of the pizza, though the Napoletana Pizza is awesome.

So the same recipe in just a new packaging and new place.

Best Pizza Sauce Ever
Best Pizza Sauce Ever

And seriously it is the best pizza sauce ever. Don’t doubt my word. It’s written in the Stars.

Homemade Pizza Sauce

This is a versatile sauce which can be used for pizza and pasta alike. It is simple and easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 2 quart bowl

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • ¼ cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup tomato sauce 3/8 cup tomato paste + ½ cup water
  • ½ cup tomatopaste
  • 2 tbsp cheese grated
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 small bayleaf
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup optional

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, melt butter with oil. Add the onion and celery. Saute until soft and transparent.
  • Add tomato sauce and tomato paste and stir well.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and bring to slow simmer.
  • Simmer for 30-60 minutes (or not at all depending on your taste and time frame).
  • Remove the bayleaf and use as required.

Notes

It is versatile and can be used for both pasta and pizza.
You can strain it to achieve smoother look but I prefer not to.
It stores well in refrigerator for upto 3 months. 
Use toamto sauce if you want the color to be bright red

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