Homemade Pizza Sauce

We eat a lot of pasta and pizza in our house! I have a couple of teenagers after all and they seem to crave these foods to fuel their growth. I’ve adapted my basic tomato sauce recipe to include omega 3 healthy fats and a few additional veggies to boost the nutrition and the flavour!

It is also suitable for freezing and will keep indefinitely without spoiling, but try and use within 6 months for the best flavour.

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Calories 21 kcal


  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • 1 courgette grated
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 small tin anchovies


  • Open the anchovies and pour a little of the oil into a large saucepan. Add the onion, courgette and pepper and sweat over a gentle heat until soft.
  • Reduce the heat, add the crushed garlic and gently sweat.
  • Add the tins of chopped tomatoes, turn up the heat and bring to a simmer.
  • Once simmering, add the anchovies and stir through. They will dissolve in the sauce.
  • Add the vinegar and sugar.
  • Cover with a lid and gently simmer for 20 mins.
  • Allow to cool a little and then blend until smooth with a hand blender.
  • Enjoy as a nutritious base for homemade pizzas and pasta dishes.


Nutrition per serving: 21kcal, 0.5g fat, 2.3g sugars
Allergens: Fish, Sulphites
Age suitability: 12 months+
Keyword homemade pizza sauce

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