Tomato sauce for pizza

Tomato sauce for pizza
  • Serves icon Makes 400g sauce
  • Time icon Takes 5-10 minutes to make, 30 minutes to cook

Making your own pizzas? Then this tomato sauce, from chef Francesco Mazzei, makes the ideal tomato sauce to spoon onto your pizza base.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
68kcals
Fat
3.1g (0.4g saturated)
Protein
2.1g
Carbohydrates
8.6g (6.4g sugar)
Salt
0.2g
Calories
68kcals
Fat
3.1g (0.4g saturated)
Protein
2.1g
Carbohydrates
8.6g (6.4g sugar)
Salt
0.2g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 400g fresh or canned plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 bay leaf, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over a gentle heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook very gently for about 10 minutes until soft – don’t let them brown. Add the remaining ingredients and season. Stir, then simmer for 20 minutes until you have a thickish sauce. If using fresh tomatoes, you will need to break them up with a spoon.
  2. This keeps well in the fridge, in a sterilised screw-top jar, for up to a week.

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