• jahan lakhani

Pizza Sauce

The most important part of pizza is the sauce. So in my attempt to get a Cooking with Friends Pizza Edition going, I made some dough (which was decent) but I made some sauce, which was better than I expected. So then I made it a few more times (it's easy!) to make sure it was consistently as good as I had hoped. Here it is! I hope you love it as much as I do and put it on all the pizzas.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Makes approximately 3 cups


1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

4 garlic cloves

8 tbsp tomato paste (the amount in 1 small can)

1 680ml bottle of crushed tomatoes

1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

1 tsp dried oregano

1/2 a small red onion

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or as much as you want!)


In a saucepan, heat oil over medium.

Add garlic and sauté until fragrant (about 30 seconds).

Add the tomato paste and cook until the colour changes to a brick red, stirring regularly (2-3 minutes).

Add the crushed tomatoes, basil, oregano and red pepper flakes.

Add the onion as 1 unit (don't chop it up, you will be removing it later).

Simmer for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. You might need to add a little water if it starts to look dry.

When done, remove from heat and remove the onion and proceed to use it on all the pizzas!

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