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Best Italian Pizza Sauce Recipes

This pizza sauce recipe is rich, sweet, and flavorful. If you want to learn how to make pizza sauce, this is a good recipe to begin with because it is not complicated. If this sauce gets too thick too quickly while it is simmering, you can add some water to it.

If you want to make a no-cook pizza sauce, you can blend all the ingredients together with a stick blender and leave the sauce for half an hour so the flavors blend. To make a no-cook pizza sauce, use onion powder instead of whole onion. If you are making the cooked version, let the sauce cool before using it, else the pizza top will cook faster that the base.

As well as the tomatoes, which are of course the base of your sauce, you will be adding garlic, onion, herbs, and a touch of chili for a light kick. These flavors are really harmonious together and will beat hands-down any sauce you could buy in a jar.

Feel free to double or triple the recipe, or even make a larger quantity if you have enough ingredients and a big enough pot, because you might like to can some of the sauce for future use. That means whenever you are in the mood for pizza in the future, you can simply pop open one of these jars, and you will discover the lovely fresh flavors are sealed into there, and the sauce offers all the fresh taste it did when you first made it.

Authentic Italian Pizza Sauce Recipe
Summary: This has to be one of the best Italian pizza sauces because the aromatic ingredients really harmonize perfectly, to liven up your pizza and add fresh flavors.
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Pizza
Serves: 4
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Cook time: 
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  • 1 lb crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 oz tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped, fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  1. Sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the other ingredients except the basil.
  3. Simmer the sauce for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped basil 5 minutes before the sauce is ready.
(Enough for 4 Medium Pizzas)

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Homemade pizza sauce is often the same appetizing bright red shade as commercially made sauce, but the difference lies in the flavor, because you simply cannot get that freshness from a jar of sauce you got in the store. Making your own sauce is so quick and easy too because you often just need to simmer the ingredients in a pot for about 25 minutes. Meanwhile you can prepare your pizza dough and chop your pizza toppings. This sauce combines tomatoes with herbs, garlic, chili, and onion, to make a sauce which suits any kind of pizza crust and complements any toppings.


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