Basic Pizza Sauce

This sauce makes enough for two standard mozzarella pizzas.

3 tablespoons olive oil

½ large onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

2 shakes red pepper flakes

salt and pepper

1 28-ounce can tomato puree

2 teaspoons oregano

In a large saucepan set over medium heat, add oil, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and cook until onions are soft about 3 minutes. Stir in tomato puree and oregano. Let it simmer on stovetop over very low heat for at least 20 minutes and up to 45 minutes. Cool and freeze in small ziplocs for easy thawing.

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I’ve reached your first post…

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I’ve enjoyed it lots, thank you.
After some zzzz’s, I’ll browse at my ease.


What a great recipe! Love it on your pizza crust. Just made my first batch and now I have convenient little freezer bags. Seriously, opening my freezer to some homemade dough and sauce is just dreamy!! Thank you thank you 🙂