Pizza Sauce

Homemade Italian Pizza Sauce

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Pizza Sauce

Recipe for homemade Italian Pizza Sauce. This authentic tomato sauce tastes very fruity and can be made easily at home within only 5 minutes.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time3 minsCook Time2 minsTotal Time5 mins

 500 g San Marzano tomatoes or Roma canned tomatoes
 10 fresh basil leaves
 5 cloves of garlic
 2 sprigs of fresh oregano
Optional
 1 tbsp good Italian olive oil
 1 pinch of salt
 freshly ground black pepper
 tomato paste
 fresh chili peppers

1

Pour the tomatoes and the tomato juice from the can into a tall measuring cup. For the pizza sauce are always used canned tomatoes - according to original Italian recipes.

Tip:
Ideally, sun-ripened San Marzano canned tomatoes should be used. Alternatively, other Roma tomatoes can be used. It is important that no lumpy or passed tomatoes are bought. They do not have the quality and the fine taste that whole peeled tomatoes have in their cans.

Secret tip:
Particularly intense are tomatoes with a printed number between 180 and 240. The number is usually found on the best before date and indicates the day of harvest. Canned tomatoes with a number from 180 to 240 were harvested in early July to late August and are particularly flavorful.

Canned Tomatoes Secret Tip

2

Peel the garlic cloves and cut into pieces. Then add the garlic to the tomatoes in the measuring cup. Add freshly ground pepper if desired.

Pizza sauce with garlic

3

Harvest 10 fresh basil leaves and place in the measuring cup.

Tomato sauce with basil

4

Harvest and add the leaves of two sprigs of thyme. With young thyme shoots, the stem can also be used if it is not lignified. If no fresh herbs are available, alternatively 2 to 3 teaspoons of Italian herbs can be used. With fresh herbs, the pizza sauce tastes much more intense.

Italian herbs

5

Puree with a blender, food processor or Thermomix until all ingredients are finely and well blended.

6

Depending on your taste add a pinch of salt, some freshly ground black pepper, tomato paste and possibly a tablespoon of olive oil. Then stir once more. If you like it spicy, you can add fresh purred chilies or spice up the sauce with chilli flakes. Unlike many recipes for pizza sauce, our tomato sauce does not need to be boiled or heated.

7

Covered and stored dark, the pizza sauce can be kept in the fridge for about a week.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 90g

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.3g1%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 293mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 7g3%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g8%
Sugars 4.4g
Protein 1.6g4%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Information on canned tomatoes

Why do canned tomatoes taste better and more fruity than fresh tomatoes from the supermarket?

Canned tomatoes are processed directly after the harvest and have no long transport routes like the supermarket tomatoes. They therefore contain more vitamins than freshly bought tomatoes. For canned tomatoes only perfectly mature specimens are used. Supermarket Tomatoes, however, are harvested almost immature and ripen without sunlight on the long transport route.
 
San Marzano Tomato | Probably the best tomato for the pizza sauce

Very good taste tomatoes of the type Roma, especially to be highlighted is the variety San Marzano. This type of tomato comes from the region of Campania in southern Italy and is named after the town of San Marzano sul Sarno. The variety is called in Italian Pomodoro San Marzano dell'Agro Sarnese Nocerino and is particularly fruity and intense in aroma. The special flavor of the San Marzano canned tomatoes is obtained by the combination of a lot of sun, the fertile volcanic soil and the balanced sea climate of the Italian growing region. The San Marzano tomato also contains less water than conventional tomato varieties and is therefore much more fruity. Legend has it that the first San Marzano plant in Italy was a gift from the King of Peru to the King of Naples.

Storage

The homemade pizzasauce can be stored well in the refrigerator for a week.

Can you freeze pizza sauce?

Larger quantities can be easily frozen for around 3 to 6 months and thawed in portions as needed.
 
 

Ingredients

 500 g San Marzano tomatoes or Roma canned tomatoes
 10 fresh basil leaves
 5 cloves of garlic
 2 sprigs of fresh oregano
Optional
 1 tbsp good Italian olive oil
 1 pinch of salt
 freshly ground black pepper
 tomato paste
 fresh chili peppers

Directions

1

Pour the tomatoes and the tomato juice from the can into a tall measuring cup. For the pizza sauce are always used canned tomatoes - according to original Italian recipes.

Tip:
Ideally, sun-ripened San Marzano canned tomatoes should be used. Alternatively, other Roma tomatoes can be used. It is important that no lumpy or passed tomatoes are bought. They do not have the quality and the fine taste that whole peeled tomatoes have in their cans.

Secret tip:
Particularly intense are tomatoes with a printed number between 180 and 240. The number is usually found on the best before date and indicates the day of harvest. Canned tomatoes with a number from 180 to 240 were harvested in early July to late August and are particularly flavorful.

Canned Tomatoes Secret Tip

2

Peel the garlic cloves and cut into pieces. Then add the garlic to the tomatoes in the measuring cup. Add freshly ground pepper if desired.

Pizza sauce with garlic

3

Harvest 10 fresh basil leaves and place in the measuring cup.

Tomato sauce with basil

4

Harvest and add the leaves of two sprigs of thyme. With young thyme shoots, the stem can also be used if it is not lignified. If no fresh herbs are available, alternatively 2 to 3 teaspoons of Italian herbs can be used. With fresh herbs, the pizza sauce tastes much more intense.

Italian herbs

5

Puree with a blender, food processor or Thermomix until all ingredients are finely and well blended.

6

Depending on your taste add a pinch of salt, some freshly ground black pepper, tomato paste and possibly a tablespoon of olive oil. Then stir once more. If you like it spicy, you can add fresh purred chilies or spice up the sauce with chilli flakes. Unlike many recipes for pizza sauce, our tomato sauce does not need to be boiled or heated.

7

Covered and stored dark, the pizza sauce can be kept in the fridge for about a week.

Homemade Italian Pizza Sauce

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