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Fire Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce

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This simple Fire Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce is a fun take on traditional pizza sauce. In it fire-roasted tomatoes cook with sautéed onions, garlic, herbs and wine. A deliciously robust sauce for your pizza or appetizer dippers.
Course condiments
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword fire roasted tomatoes, homemade, pizza, pizza sauce
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 16 servings
Calories 16
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 1 pinch kosher salt more or less to taste
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cloves minced fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
  • water
  • 1 pinch sugar


  • Heat olive oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-low heat. Add in diced onion, a pinch of kosher salt and sauté until soft and translucent. About 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Then add in the dried oregano, basil, tomato paste and minced garlic. Cook for 2 minutes to caramelize and cook the garlic before pouring in the white wine. Simmer for 2 to 4 minutes until reduced.
  • Add in the crushed tomatoes, a pinch of sugar and 1/2 a can (about 3/4 cup) water. Stir and simmer, uncovered for 12 to 15 minutes. Taste and season with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 16kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg