Pizza Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes


This homemade pizza sauce with fresh tomatoes is packed with flavor! The sauce will last up to seven days in the refrigerator. You can also freeze it for future use.

pizza sauce on bread
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins


  • 8 large tomatoes, cored

  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano

  • 4 leaves chopped fresh basil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Cut an "x" in the bottom of each tomato. Fill a large mixing bowl with ice water.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add tomatoes to the boiling water until skins start to curl, about 30 seconds. Remove tomatoes from the boiling water and submerge in the bowl of ice water until cool enough to handle, 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Remove tomatoes from the ice water; peel off and discard skins. Transfer skinned tomatoes to a blender and blend until liquefied. Pour into a medium saucepan; add onion, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Simmer over medium heat until sauce reduces to desired consistency, 60 to 90 minutes.

  4. Purée sauce with an immersion blender until smooth. Use sauce immediately, or store in the refrigerator overnight to allow flavors to develop.


You can substitute 4 teaspoons dried basil for the fresh basil if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
1g Fat
18g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 310mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 49mg 245%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 934mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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