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Quick and Easy Pizza Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian


  • 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


  • 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


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