Easy pizza sauce

Easy pizza sauce
  • Serves icon Tops 8 pizzas
  • Time icon Hands-on time 15 minutes, simmering time 45 minutes

Homemade pizza sauce is oh-so much better than the shop-bought stuff. Top pizza dough with this rich tomato and basil sauce for an authentic Italian pizza.

Nutrition: Per pizza

Calories
46kcals
Fat
3.2g (0.4g saturated)
Protein
1g
Carbohydrates
3.2g (2.6g sugars)
Fibre
0.9g
Salt
0.1g
Calories
46kcals
Fat
3.2g (0.4g saturated)
Protein
1g
Carbohydrates
3.2g (2.6g sugars)
Fibre
0.9g
Salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • 50ml extra- virgin olive oil
  • 1 finely chopped large onion
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • Large pinch chilli flakes
  • 2 x 400 g tinned tomatoes
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Splash of red wine vinegar
  • Stalks from a bunch of fresh basil (use the leaves as a pizza topping)

Method

  1. Heat a saucepan and add the extra-virgin olive oil. Gently fry the onion for 10 minutes, until softened and pale golden.
  2. Add the garlic and chilli flakes, then cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes, sugar and a splash of red wine vinegar. Season.
  4. Add the stalks from a bunch of fresh basil (use the leaves as a pizza topping), bring to a very gentle simmer and cook for 45 minutes, stirring now and then.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning, then blend until smooth. The sauce will keep in the fridge, covered, for 3-4 days or can be frozen for up to 1 month.

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