How to Make Pizza sauce

How to Make Pizza sauce - Снимок экрана 2023 07 25 в 13.31.14
  • 800g fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Per serving
Calories: 74 kcal
Proteins: 1.2 g
Fats: 4.2 g
Carbohydrates: 8.3 g
45 minsPrint
  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onions and sauté until they become translucent.
  • Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, dried oregano, dried basil, sugar, salt, and pepper to the saucepan. Mix well.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. This will allow the flavors to meld together and the sauce to thicken.
  • Once the sauce has reached the desired consistency, taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.

This classic tomato pizza sauce is perfect for spreading on pizza dough before adding your favorite toppings. It serves as the base for a variety of pizza recipes, such as Margherita, Pepperoni, Veggie, or any other creative combination you prefer.

Tomato sauce is a quintessential part of pizza making, hailing from the birthplace of pizza itself, Italy. Its rich and tangy flavor from the fresh tomatoes, combined with the aromatic herbs, elevates the taste of the pizza to a whole new level. It’s a versatile sauce that can be used in various Italian dishes, not just for pizza, making it a staple in many kitchens around the world.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. Tomatoes are a great source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium and folate.
  2. The lycopene present in tomatoes, responsible for its red color, is an antioxidant with potential health benefits.
  3. The use of tomatoes in Italian cuisine can be traced back to the 16th century.
  4. Pizza Margherita, made with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil, was created to honor Queen Margherita of Savoy and the Italian unification, using the colors of the Italian flag (red, white, and green).
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