Classic Homemade Tomato Sauce recipe

This is a very simple homemade tomato sauce recipe that can be used as a base for so many dishes.

I use it as a pizza sauce recipe for our newest grilled bacon cheeseburger pizza and because it's not overly spiced it doesn't overpower the pizza with flavors you don't need.

homemade tomato sauce recipe

Use only the fresh Roma tomato and just crush them with your hands before you put them into the pot to cook down.

Add some fresh sage and garlic and let it simmer a couple hours.

When it's nearly cooked I smush it with potato masher which maintains a rustic texture that I like on the cheeseburger pizza, but you could put it in a blender if you want a finer tomato consistency.

› Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe

Makes: about 2 cups

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 2 hours

Direct Heat: Medium-low

What you'll need:

  • 8 Roma tomatoes
  • 6 Sage leaves, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

how to make tomato sauce recipe

Step 1:

In a large pot crush each tomato with your hands into the pot.

Being homemade this is a great way to relieve frustrations - but watch because sometimes the tomatoes have a tendancy to squirt.

Add the chopped sage, garlic, oil and salt and bring to a gentle boil.

Let simmer for 1 hour covered on medium low heat stirring occasionally.

crushed tomato sauce recipe

Step 2:

After 1 hour remove the lid and with a potato masher smush the tomato mixture really well.

This really helps blend the flavors.

If you plan on using a blender after this is cooked you can probably skip this step if you want.

Leave the lid off and continue to simmer another hour so the sauce reduces and thickens.

Continue to simmer until it reaches the thickness you're happy with.

thick tomato sauce

Step 3:

The sauce in the picture to the right was just the thickness I was looking for to use on a pizza.

Allow your newly homemade tomato sauce to cool and use immediately or put into an airtight jar and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

This makes a great base to use in chili, for lasagna or a spaghetti sauce recipe or, like me, a pizza sauce recipe.

As a base you can then enhance it with other spices that turn you on.


tomato pizza sauce recipe

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