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How To Make Pizza Sauce With Tomato Puree

How To Make Pizza Sauce With Tomato Puree

Sneha Paul
Learn how to make pizza sauce with tomato puree. A rich and thick sauce which requires only a few ingredients and can be prepared under 25 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Ingredient
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 cups


  • 3 cups or 675g tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp black pepper powder
  • 3 tsp oregano dried
  • 2 tsp basil dried
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1.5 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt or as per your liking
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp olive oil


  • Heat a heavy-bottomed pot over medium flame. Pour olive oil and allow it to heat up a little. Then add chopped garlic. Give it a stir and cook for 1-2 minutes or until it is fragrant. The garlic should become slightly soft and its colour should remain white/cream.
  • Add the chopped onions into the pot. Sweat them for a few minutes until they become translucent. Again, don’t overcook, the onions shouldn’t develop any colour.
  • Pour tomato puree, oregano, basil, paprika, black pepper powder, sugar, salt and water. Give it a good stir.
  • Allow the pizza sauce to come to a simmer. Then reduce the heat to low.
  • Cover it with a lid and allow it to simmer for 5-6 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  • Uncover the pot and give it a stir. Let it cook for another 5-6 minutes. Keep stirring frequently and allow the sauce to thicken.
  • As soon as the sauce thickens, turn the flame off. Allow it to cool down completely. Then you can either pour a few spoonfuls of it over a pizza base and make your favourite pizza. Or pour it in a clean and airtight jar. Then store it in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
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