Homemade Pizza Sauce

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5 from 2 votes
Homemade Pizza Sauce is a quick recipe that requires little effort but comes with a big payoff in it's versatility and flavor. The fresh taste will make this sauce your new obsession.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 2 minutes
Total: 1 hour 7 minutes

Homemade Pizza Sauce is a quick recipe that requires little effort but comes with a big payoff in it’s versatility and flavor. The fresh taste will make this sauce your new obsession. Below I will teach you how to make homemade pizza sauce

Homemade pizza sauce in a glass bowl with garlic and basil on the side

You will never use a bottled pizza sauce after you see how easy and delicious this Homemade Pizza Sauce recipe is to make.

Why This Homemade Pizza Sauce is a Winner

There are just so many unnecessary additives in things today. I am always a little shocked to see what they use and wonder if the convenience is really worth picking up the jar. So I have come up with the best pizza sauce recipe for any time.

Then I figured out that I can make this recipe so easily, for less money and customize it to my own families taste. It was a no brainer to put this Homemade Pizza Sauce into my permanent rotation of favorite things to make,

How to Make Pizza Sauce – Step by Step

  • Step One: First, in a saucepan over medium high heat, add the butter and the olive oil. Next sauté the garlic for 30 seconds.
  • Step Two: Then add the dried herbs and cook for a few seconds to release oils.
  • Step Three: Next, add sugar, sauce, water, cheese, paste and salt. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
  • Step Four: Then simmer for 1 hour. Finally, add fresh herbs.

Ingredients for making homemade pizza sauce


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 Recommendations for Making the Best Pizza Sauce

The best part of this easy Pizza Sauce is that it is a jump point for you to create something unique that your family will love.  By adding your own unique spin on this sauce.  If you like it hotter add a little more red pepper flake or whatever spices that you like.

You can add more or less cheese or no cheese if you are lactose intolerant and you don’t have to worry about high fructose corn syrup or any other additives.

Spoonful of homemade pizza sauce

Tips for Making Easy Pizza Sauce

I like to make big batches and store it so I always have it on hand when I need it. I just use this sauce for making pizza but add it to the top of burgers and in dips. Taste of Home has 30 different uses here for pizza sauce.

You can store your Homemade Pizza in a jar for a week or in an air tight container in the freezer. I like to freeze them in silicone Muffin tins and then place the frozen sauce in freezer bags so that I can take out what I need as I need it.


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Homemade pizza sauce in a glass bowl with garlic and basil on the side

Expert Tips for Making the Best Homemade Pizza Sauce

  • Fresh is Best: Use the fresh herbs and freshly ground cheese, the end result is worth the effort.
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled:  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and freeze what you don’t use.
  • Go Cheesy: I love different cheese blends so I like to experiment by adding different ones to the sauce.
  • Try Meat or Veggies: I love to add some cooked crumbled sausage or some sautéed vegetables to the sauce to change up the flavor.

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Homemade Pizza Sauce

5 from 2 votes
Homemade Pizza Sauce is a quick recipe that requires little effort but comes with a big payoff in it's versatility and flavor. The fresh taste will make this sauce your new obsession.
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Servings: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 15 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add olive oil and butter; heat until butter is melted.
  • Stir in garlic and stir for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add onion powder, dried oregano, dried basil and crushed red pepper; stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add brown sugar, tomato sauce, water, parmesan cheese, tomato paste and salt; Stir to combine.
  • Bring to slight boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  • At the very end, stir in fresh basic and fresh oregano.

Expert Tips

Expert Tips for Making the Best Homemade Pizza Sauce

  • Fresh is Best: Use the fresh herbs and freshly ground cheese, the end result is worth the effort.
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled:  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and freeze what you don't use.
  • Go Cheesy: I love different cheese blends so I like to experiment by adding different ones to the sauce.
  • Try Meat or Veggies: I love to add some cooked crumbled sausage or some sautéed vegetables to the sauce to change up the flavor.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 2878mg | Potassium: 1110mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1790IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 266mg | Iron: 5mg

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