Thanks to one of my husband’s wonderful patients – we have had a surplus of fabulous home grown tomatoes!
I can eat BLT’s all day long, all week – I love them that much – but it still doesn’t use all those home grown beauties before they go bad. So ,I had to come up with another way to use them.
Hello delicious pizza sauce!
I make this up in several batches and freeze.
Pull out of the freezer and use with a pre-made crust for a quick weeknight dinner.
It’s also great to make when tomatoes are not in season, just use canned crushed tomatoes.
Perfect Pizza Sauce
- 15 oz of fresh tomatoes (peeled) or canned crushed tomatoes
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 5-6 leaves of fresh basil
- 1/8 teaspoon sugar
- 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
- salt to taste
Blend tomatoes and basil in blender to a chunky puree.
Brown garlic over medium/high heat in olive oil until fragrant (2-3 minutes). Be careful not to burn.
Add blended tomatoes and basil to garlic/oil mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally until liquid is reduced.
Let cool and use to create your favorite pizza or freeze in a zip lock bag until ready to use.