Pizza Sauce Recipe

Homemade Pizza Sauce is one of my essential recipes for a terrific pizza night. Well, that and my perfect pizza dough.

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Luckily, my pizza sauce is so incredibly simple and easy to make that you can throw it together in just a few minutes with ingredients that you most likely already have on hand in your pantry. And since it keeps well in the refrigerator, you can easily make this homemade pizza sauce and keep it on hand for family pizza night or when your family has friends over.

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In my son’s mind, there isn’t anything more fun than inviting his buddies over to play airsoft for an afternoon, followed by making homemade pizzas and watching a movie. And of course, I love it when they are all at my house!

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So, why not start a pizza night tradition at your house. If you do, be sure to make this sauce! You’ll love it!

Here’s my Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe.

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Homemade Pizza Sauce is an easy, yet super delicious recipe to take your pizza night to the next level! Make this pizza sauce up to a week before and you'll always be ready for friends!
Serves: 2 cups
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  1. Drizzle olive oil into 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until translucent and tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, cayenne pepper, and dried oregano. Cook for about 1 minute to release flavors.
  2. Pour in tomatoes, tomato paste, and add salt, sugar, and black pepper. Stir well to combine. Add fresh oregano. Reduce heat to low-medium and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring often to prevent any sticking or burning.
  3. Remove from heat and use immediately or allow to cool before storing in an airtight container for up to one week.
If your pizza sauce seems a bit chunky, you can use an immersion blender or regular blender to make it rich and creamy.


Robyn xo

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  1. 1


    Wow very delicious sauce! Right from the first glance on the picture, I can tell it is very delicious. Thanks Robyn for sharing these ingredients and steps to make the same delicious pizza sauce for my family. Thanks and more power Robyn :)

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    Germaine says

    OMG a great and simple sauce..I make home made pizza at least once a week and now a great sauce to go with it.. Thanks for sharing..may try it this weekend..a great reason to have pizza.. lol

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    Kristy says

    This looks great. I am going to try this weekend. All of your sauces look delicious. I was wondering can you freeze the sauce for use at a later date?

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes.

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    Kim Honeycutt says

    This sounds so delicious. When we order pizza I always order it with extra sauce. This sounds like a sauce I will love. Maybe I can make it to use with “take out” as a dip so I can have extra. I don’t usually make pizza at home but you make me want to!!
    Can this be frozen?
    Pinning it!!

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      Hi Kim! I can’t wait for you to try it! I think you’ll love it. Yes, it can be frozen. You can even divide it into ice cube trays, freeze, and the little cubes into a freezer bag so that you can thaw just the perfect amount for your “take-out” dip each time!!! :)


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