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How to make an authentic Neapolitan pizza sauce

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to make an authentic Neapolitan pizza sauce

Pizza is without a doubt one of the most delicious and popular Italian cuisines. And the best thing we can make it at home to our taste and with the ingredients of our choice, a perfect plan when we want to eat something delicious prepared by ourselves. But there isn't good pizza without delicious sauce, the essential basis of this preparation. Forget buying it ready-made, we explain on how to make a pizza sauce full of flavour.

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Steps to follow:

The pizza sauce must unite the classic Italian flavours if you want the pizza to be delicious, what is good is that it does not require much effort to get because it is very simple recipe that we give you below.


To start, you cut the onion and garlic into small cubes. In a deep skillet or pot, add oil and heat over medium low heat, when hot add the onion and let soften for 5 minutes. Then add the garlic and let it all cook for 2 minutes.

How to make an authentic Neapolitan pizza sauce - Step 2

Once the onion is golden and the garlic is cooked, add 500 grams of tomato paste, a teaspoon of sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Stir well and cook over low heat stirring frequently. The pizza sauce will take between 10 and 15 minutes to cook, halfway through you can add the oregano and Provencal herbs to spice up this preparation.


When the sauce has thickened and tomatoes have a deep red colour, then the sauce is ready. Test it to make sure it is well seasoned, if it is acidic add a little more sugar. Once ready incorporate some whole fresh basil leaves, stir and turn off heat.

Your pizza sauce is ready! Now you just need to prepare a rich dough and add your favourite ingredients to make a delicious homemade pizza.

Want to make a pizza but don't have an oven? No problem! Find out how to make pizza without an oven here!

How to make an authentic Neapolitan pizza sauce - Step 4

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