1 cup diced onions
4 tbs olive oil
6 cloves of garlic smashed
1 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
1/4 tsp salt and
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup basil in oil
1 28oz can of whole peeled tomatoes (Sam Marzano if possible)
Place oil in pot
Turn on medium heat and fry for a couple of minutes until onions are translucent. Add garlic and 1/2 cup rough chopped basil along with salt and pepper. Fry for a couple more minutes until fragrant
Crush with potato masher or break apart whole tomatoes with a spoon. They will break down as you cook. Add the remainder of the basil and simmer,stirring frequently, for about 1 hour.
Makes approx 4 cups.
Pre heat oven to 400.
Roll out a 14 to 18 oz ball of dough into the desired shaped pizza.
Drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper over the dough and spread evenly with your hand.
Place 1 1/2 -2 cups marinara sauce on pizza dough and spread evenly. Add Mozzarella cheese evenly over the sauce. Bake for 20-25 minutes until crust is lightly browned and cheese has melted.
Remove from the oven place fresh basil, roughly chopped, over the pizza. Slice and serve!