Why spend on jars & jars of pizza sauce when you can make your own fresh sauce bursting with lot of flavor, that too quickly & easily with very few basic pantry ingredients.
Home-made sauce definitely enhances the taste of pizza. Making pizza sauce not only gives you the pleasure and satisfaction of putting up an entirely home-made food, but you can also experiment with a lot of variations (by adding / reducing ingredients, try different herbs other than basil etc) and finalize on a recipe that will work for your entire family!
For a smoother texture, give it a pulse or two in a mixer until you get to the desired consistency. This works very well as pasta sauce too!
Complexity - Easy
Prep time - 15 mins
Cooking time - 30 mins
Serves - 1 cup of pizza sauce
Garlic - 2 cloves (minced)
Onion - 1/2 no (Small sized, chopped)
Green bell pepper - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
Tomatoes - 6-8 nos (Medium sized, pureed/crushed)
Salt - per taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Red pepper flakes - 1/2 tsp
Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
Basil leaves (fresh/dry) - 1 tsp
Olive oil - 1 tsp
Heat a tsp of oil in a pan. To this, add red pepper flakes / chilli flakes and saute for a min or so. Next, add 2 cloves of minced garlic and saute for another minute. Now, add onion and green bell pepper and saute for about 2-3 mins. Then, add pureed/crushed tomatoes (alternatively, you can also use 10 oz can of crushed tomatoes), salt, italian seasoning, dry basil leaves (incase you are using fresh basil leaves, add it towards the end). Lower the heat and let it simmer and cook for 25-30 minutes.