Pizza Sauce

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 50m
Ready In

"Some blogger was doing something similar to this and carrying on about it so I thought I'd give it a try. I am always looking for a better "Brooklyn" kind of flavor. He ran his through a food mill *groan* but I like buzzing it up in the food processor. It has a rough, tomato-ey character, not as smooth as tomato sauce, although if you want it that way, just buzz it smooth and reduce. The roasted onion is what sets the flavor off- everything you want in a sauce without too much of a processed taste. It's easy to make but it does add up in time from roasting the onion, so think ahead and freeze some. It's just me and Bill now, so I use half of this on a 12-inch and pop the rest in a freezer bag. I am not quite the OAMC yet, but if I can save time later, that's cool."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (519.1 g)
  • Calories 177.9
  • Total Fat - 7.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 3542.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 26 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.5 g
  • Sugars - 19.4 g
  • Protein - 5.7 g
  • Calcium - 89.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 97 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Brush onion with oil and place cut side down on a nonstick foil lined baking sheet. Roast at 450F for 20 minutes, then flip over, brush with a little more oil, then roast until the onion "pops" and looks caramelized and ruffled like a rose.

Step 2

Pulse tomatoes in a food processor until they resemble chunky salsa.

Step 3

Place all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer over low heat until reduced by half, about an hour.

Step 4

Puree sauce in food processor (in batches if necessary) and cool before using, or reduce further by simmering until it is your desired consistency.

Step 5

Freeze any unused portions for use later.

Tips & Variations

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1 Reviews


I doubled the recipe to make up enough for 4 pizzas, and I used my blender and blended the tomatoes in small batches and got it pretty smooth. I topped it with fresh mozzarella cheese, sauteed spinach and onions and fresh basil. We really liked the pizza and the sauce had a great taste that we both loved.


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(20 May 2013)