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
- 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
- In a medium saucepan over low heat, warm the olive oil.
- 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.
- Increase the heat to medium. Add the tomatoes, sugar, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper.
- Leave over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until boiling. Reduce heat to low for a nice simmer.
- Gently simmer uncovered for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in fresh oregano, if using that instead of dried.
- Allow the sauce to cool to a safe temperature and then, using an immersion blender or working in batches with a blender, puree sauce.
- 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.