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Red Sauce Recipe | Pizza Pasta Sauce

This classic homemade red sauce recipe with tomatoes. It takes twenty minutes to make, and can be made with easily available ingredients in your kitchen.
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Course: condiments
Cuisine: American, Indian, Italian
Keyword: 30 minutes, pasta sauce, Pizza sauce, red sauce, tomato, tomato sauce
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • Non-Stick Pan (US)


  • 2.2 Ib tomato (Red ripe)
  • 3.2 oz red onion (finely chopped)
  • 5 grams garlic (finely chopped)
  • 10 grams oregano dried
  • 1 oz extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 oz tomato puree (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 10 grams red pepper Roasted flakes
  • 5 grams basil leaves


Making Crushed Tomatoes from Fresh tomatoes

  • Heat up a big pot of water and bring it to a boil.
  • In the mean while make a cross slit on the top of all the tomatoes.
  • Blanch the tomatoes for few minutes till the skin starts to come off. Switch off the heat now and take the tomatoes out of the pan.
  • Peel off the skin and let the tomatoes cool down and crush them roughly in a blender. Keep it aside.

Making Red Sauce

  • Heat up Olive oil in a big pan and add chopped onion to it. Saute chopped onion, and garlic in the oil for 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Continue stirring all this while.
  • Now add crushed tomatoes you made in blender as well as tomato puree/tomato ketchup. Simmer it for 10 minutes, stir it in between to prevent the sauce sticking to the bottom.
  • Season it with salt, oregano and red chilli flakes, chopped basil.
  • Mix it well and cook for another two minutes. Switch of the heat and let the red tomato sauce cool down.
  • Put them in bottles or jar and store it inside the refrigerator or freeze them to use as required.



  • You can store this sauce in refrigerator for upto 5-6 days.
  • It stays good in the freezer for 6-7 weeks.
  • Other than pizza and pasta, you can serve it with meatballs, sandwiches, spread it inside wraps and with appetisers.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 795mg | Potassium: 881mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3026IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2mg