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Homemade Pizza Sauce

A pizza night with friends is just around the corner? Or is it just time for a pizza again? Be it alone or in company. Then this homemade pizza sauce with seasonal tomatoes and fresh herbs is a must. The sauce is easy and super fast to prepare and tastes much better than store-bought products. It's also completely sugar-free, naturally vegan, and, thanks to the purely natural ingredients, also healthy. If time is short, the homemade pizza sauce can easily be prepared in advance or in larger quantities. Your guests - old or young - and you will love them!

Course basic recipe
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pizza, pizza sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 jar
Author Velvet & Vinegar


  • 500 g tomatoes* organic
  • 1 onion organic
  • 2 garlic cloves organic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil* organic
  • 1 tbsp (app. 20g) tomato purée organic
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh oregano* organic
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh marjoram* organic
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh basil* organic
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh thyme* organic
  • 1 bay leaf organic
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt organic
  • 1-2 tsp Italian herb & spice blend organic, optional


  1. Cut tomatoes crosswise on both sides, pour over boiling water and let them sit in the hot water for 1 minute. Then remove the skin using a knive.

  2. Cut tomatoes into small cubes.

  3. Peel onions and garlic cloves, crush garlic and finely chop onion.

  4. Heat olive oil in a pan, sauté onion and garlic until translucent.

  5. Add tomatoes and tomato purée, cook for another 2 minutes on low heat. Add about 50ml of water if necessary.

  6. Rinse off herbs and finely chop them.

  7. Add the herbs and all the other ingredients to the sauce, cover the pan with a lid and let simmer for 10 up to 15 minutes. Make sure to check in the sauce to prevent it from burning. Add some water if necessary.

  8. Fill in a jar or directly use on your pizza dough.

Recipe Notes

*If you can't find any seasonal tomatoes use canned ones instead.
*If you're avoiding to cook with oil, use water instead.
* If you can't find any seasonal herbs, use dried ones instead.