Holly never used to like pizza, and is actually quite a fussy eater much to my annoyance. Now she LOVES it and I totally blame this quick and easy pizza sauce. This pizza sauce is so easy to make from scratch. It’s also good to make ahead and I always have a batch made up in the freezer, which makes this meal even easier! Once you’ve made this sauce, you’ll never go back to shop-bought again. Ever.
For the sauce, you’ll need:
1 medium sized red onion (I know, I used a white one in the picture)
a clove of garlic
1 tin of tomatoes
a tube of tomato paste (you only need a squidge)
1 tsp oregano (fresh or dried)
1 tsp basil (fresh or dried)
pinch of sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a heavy bottom saucepan. Chop the onion and garlic and add to the pan. Saute these until soft, then add the tin of tomatoes, a squidge of tomato paste (no-one ever measures this, right?!), the herbs and the seasoning. Bring to the boil and allow the sauce to simmer to thicken up, around 20-25 minutes depending on how thick you’d like it. When the sauce is ready allow it to cool for 10-15 minutes before blending with a stick blender. Use immediately or allow it to cool completely before transferring into ziploc bags or tupperware-style containers. This sauce will keep for up to a week in the fridge or can be frozen.
Try adding roasted red pepper to the sauce – just roast then puree the pepper and stir through the sauce. If using fresh herbs, add these at the end of the cooking process so they retain their fresh flavour.
This is a great meal to have on standby – just add it to some basic pizza dough! It’s also a great meal to get kids involved in cooking. Holly loves to make her own pizzas and apparently they taste better than our local pizzeria 🙂
If you make this, why not tag me on Instagram @life_with_holly or let me know how you get on in the comments below?