Easy Pizza Sauce

Posted on: May 15, 2013

This easy pizza sauce needs about 10 min on preparation time plus about 20 min of cooking time. This is a very basic yet tasty and easy pizza sauce. This is a great recipe if you are just starting to experiment with cooking.

1 can (800 gr) whole peeled tomatoes, in juice
1 small white or sweet onion, finely diced and minced
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
3 to 4 fresh basil leaves
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ tsp Italian seasoning
Pinch salt (to taste)
Pinch fresh ground black pepper
Pinch sugar, optional
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, to sauté

Directions to prepare the easy pizza sauce:
Empty the contents of the tomato can in a mixing bowl and coarsely crush the tomatoes with a fork or your hands, leaving them just a little chunky. In a heavy bottom 2 liter saucepot, add the olive oil, over a medium heat and warm a little. Then add the onions and sauté until slightly translucent, add the garlic and continue to cook for about another minute until golden. Quickly adding the crushed tomatoes to the mix, stir well and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper to taste then add the fresh basil & the oregano. Depending on your taste you can season with a touch of sugar to sweeten the tart tomatoes a little. Simmer on a low heat and stirring frequently for at about 15 to 20 minutes.

This easy pizza sauce can be stored in an air tight container for about 1 week in your refrigerator.

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