|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 1 1/2 cups (up to 8 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 12g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||6%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This basic pizza sauce recipe is easy to make at home with just a few ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. Top a purchased or homemade crust with this sauce, then add toppings and cheese for a great tasting pizza.
Feel free to add extra garlic to the sauce, or make it with dried leaf basil instead of oregano.
- 1 clove garlic (mashed and minced)
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano (dried leaf)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Optional: dash of red pepper
Gather the ingredients.
In a medium saucepan, combine the garlic, salt, and tomato paste, along with the sauce, sugar, pepper, oregano, olive oil, and crushed red pepper. Blend well and bring to a simmer.
Reduce the heat to low and continue cooking, stirring frequently, for about 3 to 4 minutes.
Let the sauce cool and then transfer it to a container or a large, clean jar. Cover and refrigerate until you're ready to prepare a pizza or up to 3 days.
Spread the sauce over a prepared pizza crust, add toppings and cheese, and bake it for about 20 minutes in a 400 F oven.
Serve and enjoy!
- If you are not using it right away, the sauce can be frozen. Place it in freezer containers with about 1 inch of headspace or in standard canning jars with about 2 inches of headspace to allow for expansion (glass jars can break if there isn't enough headspace).
Pizza Sauce Variations
- Creole Style Sauce: Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and sauté 1/4 cup of chopped onion, 2 tablespoons of chopped celery, and 2 tablespoons of chopped bell pepper until tender. Add 1/4 teaspoon of creole or cajun seasoning. Add the minced clove or garlic and continue to cook for 1 minute. Add 3/4 teaspoon of kosher salt, the tomato paste and sauce, sugar, freshly ground black pepper, and oregano. Add a dash of cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes. Blend well and simmer, stirring for 3 to 4 minutes. Let the sauce cool and refrigerate until you're ready to prepare the pizza.
- Chunky Pizza Sauce: Add 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can of petite diced tomatoes to the saucepan along with the tomato paste and sauce. Increase the oregano to 1 teaspoon and add 1/2 teaspoon of dried leaf basil or Italian seasoning blend.