Basic Pizza Sauce

Basic Pizza Sauce

Equipment Required

  • blender
  • flat bottomed, heavy-gauge pan


· 2 cups tomatoes, diced

· 1 cup tomatoes, dehydrated

· water, hot

· 2 tablespoons olive oil

· 1 cup brown onion, diced

· 1 clove garlic, minced

· 1 teaspoon italian seasoning mix

· 1 tablespoon oregano, dried

· salt, to taste

· pepper, to taste


Put the dried tomatoes in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let rehydrate for 5 to 10 minutes. Drain, reserving water.

Put the diced tomatoes, drained dehydrated tomatoes, oil and all of the spices in the blender. Blend on high speed until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the blender jar as needed.

Pour the mixture into a large, flat bottomed pan over medium heat.

Stir in the onions and garlic; cook until onions are tender.

If the mixture is too dry, add more of the liquid from soaking the dehydrated tomatoes.


You can change up the seasoning to anything you like. For example, a handful of chopped, fresh basil and some parsley would give you a really nice pasta sauce.

You can also add more chopped veggies, such as mushrooms or grated zuchinni.

If the straight tomato sauce is too acidic for you, add a teaspoon of sugar to take the edge off.

You can make larger batches of this and freeze it, so it can be on hand any time you want pizza!