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Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce

Is there anything better than homemade pizza? Let me tell you: homemade pizza with a more-ish Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce!

Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce Recipe

Homemade vegan pizza – definitely a perfect way to make the kitchen smell absolutely amazing! This Homemade Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce is the best combination with a homemade basic vegan pizza dough and it takes your pizza experience to the next level! On top of all this, it’s also the perfect way to use up any left over tomatoes.

I love creating my own homemade pizza sauce: it helps me have full control over exactly what’s going into my delicious homemade pizza, and creates delicious pizza packed with flavour and nutrients!

Why not create this delicious Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce recipe alongside wonderfully fluffy, fresh pizza dough? I’ve got a recipe for Basic Vegan Pizza Dough, that works absolutely amazing with this homemade pizza sauce!

What you’ll need for this Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce

Equipment

  • roasting tin & oven
  • blender
  • sieve to strain
  • saucepan

Ingredients

For my homemade Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce I like to use only natural and simple ingredients.

Cherry tomatoes

For the base of my pizza sauce, I like to use cherry tomatoes. I find they’re simply brilliant for this use as they contain a delicious natural sweetness that comes out perfectly in the roasting process.

Herbs

Italian herbs are a must for a delicious pizza sauce! I love using a combination of Italian dried herbs: oregano, sage, basil and thyme alongside a pinch of salt.

Of course you can also use fresh herbs, however adjust the amounts and use slightly more than the recipe calls for. Also ensure to finely chop the any fresh herbs that you’re using so they don’t come out chunky in your pizza sauce.

Tomato Paste

I usually add organic tomato paste to my pizza sauce, this will help thicken my sauce and adds even more pure tomato flavour to it. One Tablespoon will be sufficient. I like using the organic tomato paste by Mr Organic for this pizza base.

Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce Recipe

How to make pizza sauce

If you’re making my Basic Vegan Pizza Dough, then this sauce is the perfect creation whilst you’re waiting for your pizza dough to proof!

Roasting

Start creating the recipe by washing your cherry tomatoes and placing them in a roasting tin. The roasting process will enhance their natural flavours and it will bring out the natural sweetness of the tomatoes. This process is vital to add the perfect depth of flavour to the base of your homemade pizza.

For the roasting, I like to add a little oil to the cherry tomatoes. This will prevent them from sticking to the roasting tin. In addition a sprinkle of salt will perfectly be combined with your roasted tomatoes, so this is a great time to add it in without making the sauce too salty.

Roast the tomatoes at 190 C in a pre-heated oven for about 18-20 minutes.

Blending & straining

Once the roasting time elapses, transfer the tomatoes to a high-speed blender alongside the herbs. Blitz for a minute until smooth, then strain the sauce through a fine sieve to remove any tomato seeds.

Cooking down

Next, you need to slowly reduce the liquid in the tomato sauce. Transfer the sieved tomatoes to a saucepan, add the tomato paste and stir to combine. Cook the contents on a low heat, stirring regularly for about 20 minutes until a thicker tomato paste has formed.

Amounts

This recipe makes enough pizza sauce for two 18 inch pizzas. During the roasting and cooking process the tomatoes will loose a lot of their water and volume.

Preserving the tomato sauce

If you like to make this sauce in batches, you’ll be happy to hear that you can easily freeze it! For easier use, ensure to freeze it in portion sizes. An ice cube tray is simply perfect for portioning the sauce in your freezer (about 3 cubes = one pizza).

If you prefer to keep your Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce in the fridge and use it up within a week or two, you can alternatively transfer the sauce into a sterile glass jar with lid. Even out the sauce in the jar and cover with about 1 inch olive oil – this will prevent your pizza sauce from becoming mouldy and it will last in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.

Basic Vegan Pizza Dough

This recipe is:

  • 100% vegan
  • gluten free
  • super easy
  • delicious on your homemade pizza
  • great to use up leftover tomatoes
  • healthy
  • using only natural ingredients
  • quick to make whilst your pizza dough it proving 
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Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce Recipe

Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce

  • Author: romylondonuk
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

I love creating my own homemade pizza sauce: it helps me have full control over exactly what’s going into my delicious homemade pizza, and creates delicious pizza packed with flavour and nutrients!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 350g cherry tomatoes
  • a pinch of salt
  • a little olive oil for roasting
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1 Tbsp organic tomato paste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 190C.
  2. Wash the cherry tomatoes and place them on a roasting tray. Drizzle them with a little olive oil and sprinkle them with a pinch of sea salt, then place them in the oven to roast for. 18-20 minutes.
  3. Transfer the tomatoes to a high-speed blender alongside the herbs. Blitz for a minute until smooth, then strain the sauce through a fine sieve to remove any tomato seeds.
  4. Transfer the sieved tomatoes to a saucepan, add the tomato paste and stir to combine. Cook the contents on a low heat, stirring regularly for about 20 minutes until a thicker tomato paste has formed.
  5. Ready to top your pizza base!

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