There was a time when buying Pizza sauce was not possible as they weren’t available in stores. I used to use Tomato Ketchup/sauce as the substitute for pizza sauce. When pizzas with tomato ketchup lacked a sense of satisfaction, I had to look out for other options. That’s when I stumbled across a recipe by SAMS_Club. Ever since I tried the recipe, I never had to look elsewhere.
Over the last few years, a few tweaks were made to the recipe to suit our liking. I usually make a large batch of the sauce and refrigerate. For us, the sauce doesn’t last for more than a week as it is used up in no time.
- 2 tablespoons Olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- 1/2 cup Chopped Onion
- 1/4 cup Chopped Celery (or capsicum)
- 1 clove Minced Garlic cloves
- 3 tablespoons Tomato sauce (adjust to suit your liking)
- 1-1/2 cups Tomato puree
- 2 tablespoons Grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon Chopped Basil leaves
- 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Icing sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
- 1 Bay leaf (small)
- 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds powder
- In a large skillet, melt butter with oil.
- Add the onion, celery, garlic and saute until soft and transparent.
- Add tomato sauce and tomato puree and stir until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients and bring to slow simmer.
- Simmer for few minutes.
- Remove the bay leaf.
- It's ready to be used.
- If not using right away, transfer into an airtight container and refrigerate.