Pizza Sauce: Tomato Sauce

We have several pizza sauces we tend to use, this is a great basic one and can often be made with store cupboard ingredients.

The recipe below make enough for one pizza but its easy to double, triple etc and we often do this so we can freeze some ready for the next pizza.

Tomato Sauce

Serves 1 pizza | Prep 10 minutes | Cook 30 minutes | Perfect to Freeze

Ingredients

1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed ans chopped
1 tbsp Olive Oil/Rapeseed oil
200g/7 oz canned chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato purée
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper

* Use the best quality ingredients as it really does make a difference e.g get the best quality canned chopped tomatoes.

** If your making this this recipe and doubling it or more then DO NOT add more bay leaves, just keep to one like the original amount as otherwise it will make the taste of the bay leaves too over powering.

Method

1.) Fry the onion and garlic in the oil for 5 minutes or until softened but not browned.

2.) Add the tomatoes, tomato purée, sugar, oregano, bay leaf and salt and pepper to taste. Stir well.

3.) Bring the sauce to the boil, cover and leave to simmer gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until you have a thickish sauce.

4.) Remove the bay leaf and season to taste. Leave to cool completely before using. This sauce will keep well in a sealed jar or container in the fridge for up to a week.

How to Freeze

We put the sauce in a zip lock bag and put in the freezer. When we want to use it we get it out of the freezer the morning of the day we want to use it. If we are running short for time then once out of the freezer put in a bowl of water within the bag or container that it’s been frozen in and then it should be ready to use in a few hours.

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Nutritional Information – per one sauce recipe

Calories: 226  |  Total Fat: 6.4 g  Polyunsaturated: 28.0 g  Monounsaturated: 58.0 g  | Sodium: 683.0 mg  | Potassium: 125.5 mg  | Total Carbs: 18.5 g  Dietary Fibres: 1.9 g  Sugars: 9.0 g  | Protein: 3.3 g

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