Best Ever Italian Pizza Sauce

How exciting it would be when you can make pizzas easily at home without rushing to the market in search of best pizza sauce. Yes, best pizza sauce which is the key to get the authentic taste in pizzas at home. Here is the recipe of best ever Italian pizza sauce I am sharing with you all today. Slather them on bread, pizza bases or even buns with blobs of mozzarella and favourite toppings, grill it in oven or roast it on pan and Voila! You have your snacks or breakfast or weekend brunch or kids lunch box ready in minutes.
To make this pizza sauce I have used mix of fresh san marzano and roma tomatoes. If they are not available, you can opt for regular ripened tomatoes. I prefer pizza sauce to be chunky, but you can blend it with a hand blender to get the smooth consistency. Cool the sauce well before storing it.
With few tips and tricks you can make the best ever pizza sauce at home easily. Let’s see how to make fail proof best ever homemade pizza sauce….

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Best Ever Italian Pizza Sauce

1.5 kgs, ripened tomatoes ( I have used mix of fresh San marzano and Roma tomatoes)
Generous handful of fresh basil, roughly torn
2 tablespoon, fresh oregano leaves ( you may use 2teaspoon dried one)
8-9 garlic cloves, roughly crushed
2 medium onion, chopped
2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
3 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar/ white vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Best Pizza Sauce recipe

Best Ever Italian Pizza sauce

Clean, wash and wipe tomatoes well
Trim from the top, make a slit on each tomatoes and put them in large heavy bottom pan
Add 2 tablespoon of olive oil, mix. Cover and simmer for an hour. Stir few times in between
After an hour, cool it slightly and carefully take off the peels from the tomatoes. Mash it lightly
In another heavy bottom pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and 2 tablespoon of butter.
Add crushed garlic and fry for few seconds until it releases aroma.
Add chopped onions and fry until soft and pink
Add cooked tomatoes and mix well. Cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes
Add chili flakes, salt and pepper, oregano and mix well
Add roughly torn basil and mix
Cover and simmer for another 30 minutes.
Add sugar, vinegar and mix.
Cook for another 5 minutes.
If you prefer your sauce to be smooth, blend in blender.
Cool it completely.
Store it in a clean sterilised jar and refrigerate easily upto 2 weeks.

Always use spoon to scoop out the sauce from the container once stored. Do not use finger/hands  to scoop or to lick

If you want to store it for longer duration, freeze the sauce in individual portions and use as per the need

You can increase or decrease the ratio of ingredients accordingly depending upon the amount of sauce you prefer to make either in bulk or in small quantity

If available, I would highly recommend using san marzano tomatoes for this recipe as they are best for pizza sauces

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  1. Hello, Farrukh!
    I follow your blog and just love your recipes, your photography, everything!
    I’m Italian and I want to say that the recipe you shared today is a good recipe, but it’s an american-style pizza sauce, as we don’t have a “pizza sauce”!
    Over here, to top pizza we use plain canned whole san marzano tomatoes or canned tomato sauce, that’s just blended tomatoes. We top pizza with the sauce or the hand-crushed san marzano tomatoes directly from the can, add some salt and olive oil and the rest of the toppings… and that’s all! The fresh basil would be added one minute before serving the pizza.
    Thank you for sharing your recipes with us!