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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 Night

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. Scroll down for the recipe! 


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


Bren's Homemade Pizza Sauce

Recipe by Bren HaasDifficulty: Easy


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Cooking time




  • 3 1/2 cups of fresh tomatoes

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/4 cup tomato paste

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/2 cup of clean basil leaves

  • pinch of fresh oregano leaves


  • Dice fresh tomatoes removing seed and core. You can also steam to remove skin but not necessary. 

  • Cook tomatoes mixed with salt, olive oil, tomato paste, garlic, basil and oregano.  Bring to a steady boil before reducing heat to simmer. 

  • Cook sauce for about 10-15 minutes stirring on occasion.  Do not let the sauce burn to bottom of the sauce pan.

  • This recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.  You can also use this recipe for canning the sauce if you remove skin from tomatoes in step 1. 

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    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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