Try this simple recipe with step-by-step pictures and make flavorful fresh tomato sauce for your homemade pizzas! This versatile sauce tastes great with pastas and as a dipping sauce too!
There are two types of people on this planet, tomato sauce lovers and cheese sauce lovers. I am the former and for that same reason I’m always on the lookout for great tomato sauce recipes. I have a recipe that I normally use to whip up a simple spaghetti but this sauce is something else. It has no onions or garlic and is closest to the real deal! This Classic Tomato Sauce is great over homemade pizzas, pastas or even a dipping sauce and I got it from the Instapizza, an upcoming pizza chain restaurant in Delhi, India. I loved their pizzas and their sauce so I asked them for the recipe for it. The folks at Instapizza were kind enough to give it to me so here I am sharing it with you! Try this really simple recipe with step-by-step instructions and take your pizzas to another level!
- Fresh Juicy Tomatoes, 7-8
- Garlic Cloves, 4-5
- Olive Oil, 3 tablespoons
- Pizza Seasoning, as per taste (My pizza seasoning is a mix of garlic powder, dried rosemary, dried basil, dried thyme and dried oregano; you can season it with your favorite seasoning)
- Salt, to taste
- Sugar, 2 teaspoons
- Start by boiling your tomatoes. Take a pot, fill it water, and bring it to a boil. Toss your tomatoes in it and boil for about 5-10 minutes or until tomatoes are really tender.
- Once they're boiled, drop the tomatoes in ice cold water and take their skins off. Once the skins are off, blitz them in a food processor until you have a smooth tomato puree. You can go one step further and sieve the tomato puree to get a super smooth consistency but I don't bother. I like it rustic.
- Pour olive oil in a heavy bottomed pan, saute chopped garlic until golden and fragrant and then transfer your tomato puree to it. Bring it to a boil, and then simmer. Let the sauce cook on medium heat for about 20-25 minutes until it has thickened and developed a deeper colour. Keep stirring. Remember, the longer you cook your sauce the better it will taste.
- Season your sauce and let it cool before you top it on pizzas, for pastas you can use it straight away. If the sauce is too thick add a little hot water to thin it down and adjust seasoning.
The Desserted Girl says
I love this Radhika! Visited Italy recently and had exactly this kind of sauce, with very very very few ingredients but so much flavour! Going to try this for sure 🙂
Hi Gayatri!! Thank you so much! Let me know what you think of the sauce..would love to hear your views! <3
Julie is Hostess At Heart says
Tomato sauce for me too! It’s so versatile!
So glad you agree! I just love love love this one..You should give it a shot 🙂
Elaine @ foodbod says
Thank you Elaine! 🙂
Kloesunny @ Kloe's Kitchen says
Yes! And since we make homemade pizza, this would be a fine addition to our recipe book. Thanks! 🙂
Hi Radhika, this looks soooo tempting…just felt like getting out of the bed and making this immediately! And yes, it is always so nice to meet the restaurant chefs who are willing to share their recipe, all of a sudden one tends to develop some more respect for their work…just wanted to inform you that whenever I open your website, I am unable to see all the recipes, I mean I saw your DIY pasta recipe and in that the links for the sauce and ravioli were given but before that when I visited the recipe index, I couldn’t see them.
Thanks for this sauce!
Radhika Malhotra says
Hi Surbhi! Thanks a lot for the feedback! So glad you liked the sauce! And thanks for letting me know about the recipe index bit. I’ll have it checked! Thank you! 🙂