A famous and delicious Italian sauce that is used for a variety of pizza and pasta. This red sauce with a mild aroma of garlic, basil and thyme can enhance the taste of pizza. Even without any other ingredients, you can make a delicious pizza with just a little cheese or use it as a complete sauce for pasta.
Puree tomatoes with basil or chop the basil separately and peel the tomatoes and puree them.
Mash the garlic and saute it with olive oil on low heat, it does not need to turn golden.
Add the tomato puree with chopped basil to the garlic and olive oil while sauting and let the tomato's water evaporate on the heat.
Add tomato paste, sugar and thyme powder and let it reach the right consistency.
The sauce is ready when it's consistency is similar to yogurt.
Tips and tricks
- You can keep this sauce in a sealed container in the freezer.
Background & History
Since most pizza need a sauce for the dough, I was looking for a delicious sauce to replace ketchup. I searched for this sauce, which is one of the famous Italian sauces, and when I made it, we liked it very much. It made the taste of pizza very close to the taste of restaurant's.