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Fresh Tomato Pizza Sauce

by saltwaterdaughters
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Pizza sauce made with fresh tomatoes.  That’s right, time to stop using store bought pizza sauce and make your own 😋. It’s so easy to make and freeze-able for a quick supper some other time!  Not to mention the flavour is 100 times better.



I don’t know what it is about this week, but I’ve been incredibly tired and it’s been really hard to get anything done.  Anyone else feel that way?  As much as I haven’t felt like cooking, we’ve all got to eat, and I had bought a basket of tomatoes at 50% off that needed to be used.  Pizza for supper it was!  Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my favourite pizza, a simple pizza margherita.  The crust I make is perfect, so you’ll want to tune in tomorrow for that.


This is a delicate sauce that really plays on the freshness of tomatoes.  If you like a lot of herbs in your pizza sauce, up the oregano and add some thyme and basil.  If your tomatoes aren’t very sweet, add a bit of sugar.  It’s really hard to mess this one up.


A food processor does make a quick job of it, but I’ve done it by finely chopping the veg and its great that way too.  We like to leave ours chunky, but you can blend for a smooth sauce.  Hope you give it a shot and love it as much as I do!



5 from 1 vote

Fresh Tomato Pizza Sauce

A delicious fresh sauce to use up summer's bounty of tomatoes. Easy to make and can be frozen, so make a double batch and enjoy fresh sauce even when tomatoes aren't in season! Recipes makes enough for about 3 12" pizzas, or 2 cups sauce.


  • 8 Plum Tomatoes
  • 1 large Yellow Onion
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3/4 tsp Oregano dried
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper or to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.  Roughly chop the onion, add to a food processor and blitz until finely chopped.  Add the onion to the pan and cook for 5 minutes, or until translucent.  Do not let the onion brown.  Add the garlic to the pot, cooking for an additional minute.

  2. Roughly chop the tomatoes, add to a food processor and process into really small pieces. Once the onion is cooked, add the tomatoes and their liquid to the pot, along with the remaining ingredients.  Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until thickened. This will vary based on the amount of liquid the tomatoes give off. Puree for a smooth sauce or keep chunky, makes around 2 cups of sauce.

Recipe Notes

** Add 1-2 tsp honey or sugar if the tomatoes are too acidic.  Freeze in a large 6 cup muffin tin for the perfect individual portion of sauce each time.  Once frozen in tin, remove to a bag for up to 3 months.**


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Lisa Reid October 1, 2017 - 11:56 pm

5 stars
Made my first ever homemade pizza sauce last week using your recipe. It was delicious! I won’t be buying any more of the canned or bottled stuff. Thanks for sharing your great recipes. I look forward to trying the beer dough next….

saltwaterdaughters October 3, 2017 - 11:04 am

Thanks for letting us know, Lisa! So glad you liked it and hope you enjoy the pizza dough as well. I made a big batch of the pizza sauce last time and got some ready in the freezer for my next pizza😊


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