Homemade Pizza Sauce from Tomatoes

Remember my window-ripened-garden tomatoes?  The last of them were ready to be used up, so I decided to make some pizza sauce from scratch.  Pretty easy, and pretty delicious.

Homemade Pizza Sauce (original recipe from cooks.com)

  • 1/3 c. olive oil
  • 2 c. finely chopped onions
  • 8 c. peeled, seeded, coarsely chopped tomatoes (put through blender, if desired)
  • 2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp. oregano, crumbled
  • 2 tsp. basil, crumbled
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped garlic


  1. Heat oil in large stainless steel pan, 6 to 8 quarts.
  2. Add onions and cook over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes until transparent.
  3. Add garlic and cook another minute.
  4. Stir in tomatoes, paste, oregano, basil, bay leaf, salt, pepper and bring to a boil.
  5. Then simmer, uncovered for an hour or until thick. Stir occasionally.
  6. When finished the sauce should be thin and fairly smooth. Remove bay leaf. Taste and season. May be canned or frozen.

This made enough for 2 large pizzas, and about 3 cups leftover that I froze.



The Mr.:  Didn’t even know it was homemade and didn’t care.

Both boys:  Who doesn’t scarf down pizza

Me:  Pretty good.  It had a lot of seasoning, which I am not really used to, but I liked it.


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