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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Home Made Pizza Sauce

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Yesterday I shared the wholewheat pizza dough recipe that I have been using.  Today, I am sharing the home made pizza sauce that I used on those pizzas.  This sauce can also be used to top pasta.

You will need

2 tbsp butter
2 tsp crushed garlic from a jar
400g tin chopped tomatoes
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp basil, chopped
1 tsp dried rosemary (you could use other herbs depending on your tastes)
1 tbsp tomato puree (Paste to my American friends)
3 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper

1.  Place the saucepan on a medium heat, add the olive oil and butter and allow the butter to melt.

2.  Add the chopped onions and garlic and stir.  let it cook down for 3 - 4 minutes, until the onions are soft and transparent.

3.  Add the tomatoes, rosemary, basil and tomato puree to the pan.

Season with salt and pepper and stir well.

4.  Bring the sauce to a boil, then turn down the heat to a fairly high simmer.  Allow it to cook for 20 minutes.  When it is ready, it will have thickened significantly and you should be able to draw a spoon or spatula across the bottom of the pan and have that line stay there for a while.

5.  If you are using this on pasta you can use it right away.  If you are using this on a pizza you need to let it cool a bit before using.  I made this in the morning for use in that evening's meal.

6.  If you check out yesterdays post about the whole wheat pizza dough you will see the pizzas I made with it.

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  1. I've made pizza sauce many times, but I've never thought to add rosemary. Very good idea. I bet it adds a nice depth of flavor to the sauce.

  2. Yum! I just made pizza this week and wished I had your recipe as I settled on a bottled sauce! New to your blog and glad to have found your little home on the web. Happy Wednesday:D

  3. Great to know this! We make pizza a lot and especially during Lent! I make my own dough, but never thought about the sauce! A much better option!

  4. oh that looks so yummy! Hugs and happy weekend wishes. Katherine P.S. Its giveaway time at Katherines Corner!


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