Classic Tomato Sauce

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!

Homemade Pizza Sauce (Improved Version)

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!

RECIPE: Classic Tomato Sauce

Makes: 2 cups or 500 ml of sauce       Time: 1 hour


  • Fresh Juicy Tomatoes, 7-8
  • 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.

Homemade Pizza Sauce (Improved Version)

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.

Homemade Pizza Sauce (Improved Version)DSC_1171

Pour olive oil in a heavy bottomed pan and 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.

Classic Tomato Sauce

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