Homemade Pizza Sauce

I found this delicious recipe from Kitchen Treaty. I made my adjustments to Kitchen Treaty’s original recipe in red. Homemade sauce is easy to make, and makes such a huge difference in cooking!

Homemade Pizza Sauce

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (about two or three large cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped oregano (if using fresh, add at the end of the cooking time)
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes (undrained) or 2 pounds diced fresh tomatoes (I used 1 container of pomi diced tomatoes- 26 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon honey (you can also use granulated sugar or agave nectar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, warm the olive oil.
  2. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for about a minute. If you’re using dried oregano, add that along with the garlic. If you’re using fresh, add it to the sauce at the end of the cooking time.
  3. Increase the heat to medium. Add the tomatoes, sugar, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Leave over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until boiling. Reduce heat to low for a nice simmer.
  5. Gently simmer uncovered for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Stir in fresh oregano, if using that instead of dried.
  7. Allow the sauce to cool to a safe temperature and then, using an immersion blender or working in batches with a blender, puree sauce.
  8. Assemble pizza using your delicious homemade sauce, or refrigerate until ready to use. Keeps well in the fridge for about 4 days. I love to freeze this sauce in individual-pizza portions, too.
Used this sauce for my delicious, keto-friendly mini eggplant pizza and my homemade pizza recipe

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