Pizza sauce is the soul of any pizza. It is the main ingredient that provides a tangy and aromatic flavor to the pizza. This easy to follow homemade pizza sauce recipe will make your pizza healthier. No taste enhancer and zero preservatives. This homemade pizza sauce is absolutely safe for your kids to consume.
I advocate baking at home. The pleasure to feed preservative free food to your loved ones is incomparable. Except for basic ingredients, I try to keep everything homemade. Homemade is always better and tastier. You have complete control over the quality. So I always keep a ready stock of my homemade sauces.
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Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe
For homemade pizza sauce recipe, we don’t need expensive or fancy ingredients. You will find all these ingredients readily available in every kitchen. We need onions, tomatoes, garlic, dry herbs, salt, and oil. That’s all.
15 minutes of your time and you will have preservative-free pizza and pasta sauce. Yes, I use the same sauce to make pasta too.
I will also use red bell pepper and fresh basil leaves in our pizza sauce recipe. Roasted bell pepper will add smoky flavor to our pizza sauce. And basil leaves will add the aroma and taste of pepper and mint in our homemade pizza sauce recipe.
Roasting Bell Peppers
Wash your bell peppers and roast them on a gas stove. Once done, immediately put them into a bowl of cold water and rub them to remove the burnt skin. Mesh them to make a puree of it.
Pizza Sauce with Tomato Paste
Heat oil in a pan. Add minced garlic and sauté it for 5 seconds. Now add chopped onion, tomatoes, basil, roasted bell pepper puree. Also, add all the dry spices mentioned in the ingredient list. Stir everything and cover the pan with a lid. Let it cook on a medium flame for about 5 minutes.
After about 5 minutes, open the lid. Check the seasoning and adjust accordingly. Switch off the flame. With the help of a hand blender, blend everything to a smooth sauce.
So now onwards, no more market made pizza/pasta sauce! Say NO to preservatives. Eat Healthily.
- To roast the bell pepper, wash it and roast it on a gas stove. Once done, immediately put it into a bowl of cold water and rub it to remove the burnt skin.
- To make the sauce, heat oil in a pan. Add minced garlic and sauté for 5 seconds.
- Add chopped onion, tomatoes, basil, and roasted bell pepper puree. And add all the dry spices mentioned in the ingredient list.
- Stir everything, cover the pan with a lid and let it cook on medium flame for 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes, open the lid. Check the seasoning and adjust accordingly.
- Switch off the flame and using a hand blender, blend everything to a smooth sauce.
- Bring it to room temperature and transfer it to a sterilized glass jar.
- Our pizza sauce is ready.
- If fresh basil is not available at your place, you can add dry basils too.
- You can replace olive oil with any regular cooking oil. However, using olive oil will enhance the taste.
- Few people don’t like the flavor of garlic. You may skip it.
- All the ingredients are given with measurements. All the possible substitutes are also mentioned. Apart from that, any other change will change the final outcome. You can try at your own risk.