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Homemade Pizza Sauce

I’m on a quick vacation to NYC, and thought what better place to write about Homemade Pizza Sauce than here?   Pizza is a big deal in New York, you can find it on almost every street corner, and it’s GOOD!   At our house, it’s a weekly event to have Homemade Pizza, and I’ve discovered over time that taking a few extra minutes to make some Homemade Pizza Sauce makes a big difference.

How to make homemade pizza sauce:

It’s actually super simple,  just combine a few basic Italian ingredients and let the Pizza Sauce simmer while you prep the toppings and let the dough rise.

  • Tomato Puree, use homemade if you have it
  • Tomato Paste (so it’s not too thin)
  • dried herbs; oregano and basil are my go to
  • garlic and onion
  • chili pepper flakes and cayenne (optional)

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza sauce is so simple to make and takes your homemade pizza to the next level. In only 20 minutes and using ingredients you likely have on hand, you will have a rich, thick, garlicky homemade pizza sauce. Extra sauce can be store in the fridge for up to a week, making this meal prep friendly!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 29 oz can tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili pepper
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • pinch cayenne to taste
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves or 1 tsp dried


    1. Saute onion in pan until translucent in color, add minced garlic and stir slightly before adding tomato pure and paste.
    2. Mix in spices and simmer for 20 minutes over low heat
    3. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Recipes that use Homemade Pizza Sauce:

By on October 16th, 2019
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