Quick and Easy Pizza Sauce

Quick and Easy Pizza Sauce

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Recipe Updated: 27 March 2020. My kids love pizzas and normally it’s takeout on a Friday which is when we sometimes get pizza. Things are a little different today so I made them pizza.  I made some Quick and Easy Pizza Sauce, a little extra so I can freeze some.

I have no yeast and had to make do with whatever was in my pantry.  I used my no yeast naan bread recipe, just doubled it which gave me 3 large pizzas.

This sauce is absolutely flavor filled and delicious. You can also use this sauce in pastas.  If you have a good sauce you don’t need much else to slurp down that pasta. Yes, if you know me well you would know I’ve added chilli to my sauce but that’s a personal choice. You can totally leave out the chilli.

I do add a little sugar to this Quick and Easy Pizza sauce. I find canned tomatoes a little too acidic. There a few different brands that I have tried but I find the Woolworths Italian tomatoes to be the best, not as acidic as others I’ve tried.

It is really a quick and easy sauce to make. I prefer a smoother sauce but you can keep it a little chunky if you wish.  You can also use this sauce as a dip or serve it with veggies. There are many ways to use this sauce, it’s so versatile and can be frozen too.

 

Quick and Easy Pizza Sauce

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2x400 gram canned whole peeled tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 4 large cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tspn chilli flakes finely chopped
  • 2 tspn dried oregano or dried Italian Herbs
  • 1 tspn fresh thyme leaves only
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil leaves
  • 1-2 tspn sugar
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Add olive oil and onion to a pan and sauté on medium heat until onion is slightly brown
  • Add the bay leaf, thyme leaves, garlic and chilli flakes and cook for a minute
  • Squish the tomatoes in your hands and add it together with the dried oregano and tomato paste
  • Add some salt and the sugar depending on how acidic your tomatoes are
  • Simmer for about 30 minutes on low heat until the sauce reduces and thickens
  • If you want your sauce a little smooth you an use a blender and blend it to the desired consistency
  • Add the chopped basil

Notes

  1. You can add some fresh chilli if you prefer
  2. Once sauce is completely cool you can store in the freezer

 

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