This is it! THE perfect homemade pizza sauce. You can toss the junk in a jar and make your own from scratch in about 15 minutes. It's rich, thick and hearty and full of herbs and garlic and will elevate your pizza game.
Homemade Pizza Sauce
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- 1 box smooth passata- this makes a very smooth and thick rich pizza sauce rather than using chopped tomatoes for a chunky sauce
- tomato puree- this gives a very rich tomato flavour and helps to thicken the sauce
- dried herbs- all the usual Italian ones; oregano, basil and garlic granules
- honey or sugar- helps to balance out the acidity of the tomatoes. I prefer honey, but sugar works just as well here too
- Totally optional- if your local Aldi has the pasta mix and the dried Italian style herbs then feel free to add them. If not then, absolutely no worries. This sauce is just as rich and flavourful without it.
Step by step directions
Step 1 & 2
- Pour the passata into a saucepan and add in the tomato puree and all the herbs. Bring the sauce to a simmer and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes whisking continuously.
- Simmering the sauce eliminates the water content of the tomatoes, making your sauce extra thick.
- Chilli flakes- for those who like it spicy
- Olive oil- add this at the beginning of the cooking process. Give the sauce a lovely bright flavour. This will give you a Mediterranean style sauce.
This makes enough sauce for about 4 pizzas. Because this sauce has none of the additives or preservatives of the sauce in a jar, it will spoil easily, so you need to freeze any leftover sauce.
The best way to freeze it is to use a Ziploc bag and freeze them laying flat.
To defrost- leave in the fridge overnight, or on the worktop for a couple of hours. If you're in a real pinch, you can pop this into the microwave for a couple of minutes until fully defrosted.
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