Celebrate Fresh Friday with Homemade Pizza Sauce

In this post, I share some favorites that will get you to Celebrate Fresh Friday with Homemade Pizza Sauce.  Included below are images, growing fresh vegetable tips and a printable recipe card.

Pizza Friday Every Nite

Homemade Pizza

At the present time, my favorite night to prepare dinner is Friday. In fact,  I’ve created a homemade pizza sauce to celebrate Friday. While the week comes to an end my family and I are able to gather on this day. What better way to connect with one another than to get in the kitchen and make a pizza.  Nothing beats chopping up fresh vegetables from the home garden to celebrate Friday with homemade pizza sauce.

Bren’s Homemade Pizza Sauce

Every tomato has a different texture and flavor when making this sauce.  Be sure to use only the freshest for this recipe so I recommend growing your own.  If you don’t have luck growing tomatoes in your home garden reach out to your local farmers market to see what they have in season and recommend for sauces.  My local grower always has the Pasta Tomato and Rutgers that I enjoy canning up in Autumn to enjoy until a Summer harvest.

Fresh Pizza Sauce on the Stove

Brens’ Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

This is a recipe I copied from an old index card from my Dad’s recipe file.  In fact, it has a little sauce smugged on the cards so I know it was good!  Pizza night is one I remember as a child and a tradition I continued when I had my own family.  I hope you will be able to give this recipe a try.  You can store this recipe for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or freeze it.  I like using it on our little pizzas when trying to cut calories.

Homemade Sauce

Homemade Sauce


  • 3 1/2 cups of fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 garlic clove, halved
  • 1/4 cup of clean basil leaves
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Dice clean tomatoes and discard seeds if wish.
  2. Cook tomatoes on high in sauce pan. Add salt, olive oil, tomato paste, garlic, basil and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer.
  3. Cook over low heat stirring occasional so it doesn't burn to bottom of sauce pan. In a bout 10-15 minutes the sauce will be ready to use.
  4. This can be stored in refrigerator for up to 5 days.


I do not recommend freezing this sauce because the skin is left on during dicing.

Homegrown Fresh Vegetables

Peppers from the Autumn garden are packed with flavor.  Clean and slice all the homegrown freshness up and make it fun to create a meal.  Consequently, your kitchen will smell like Italy due to the fresh herbs picked and prepared.  My homemade pizza sauce is thick and full of bold flavor.  Below are some of my favorite late-summer harvests that make Pizza even more amazing.

Late October Tomatoes


Let’s Connect

I’d love to hear what you think of this recipe especially if you tried it!  Be sure to comment on the blog post or reach out to me on my contact page on this website.  Thank you for celebrating Friday with me,


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