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Pizza Sauce Recipe

This Pizza Sauce is rich in flavor, and so easy to make, it'll be so much more of a hassle to buy a jar of pizza sauce than to just make it yourself at home. Made with garlic and herbs, this sauce is perfect for your next pizza night.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pizza sauce
Servings: 8
Calories: 57kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion or 3 shallots, grated
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 ounce tomato paste 1 can
  • 15 ounce tomato sauce 1 can
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sugar granulated, or to taste



  • Sauté: Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the grated onion and cook, stirring often, until the onion just begins to brown. 4-5 minutes.
  • Mix: Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds or until aromatic. Stir in the tomato paste and let it cook for 1 minute before adding the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, sugar, and red pepper flakes (if you're using them). Stir everything well to combine.
  • Simmer: Let the sauce come to a bubble, then reduce the heat to low. Simmer, and stir occasionally, for 5-10 minutes, or until thickened to your preference.


  1. This recipe will yield about 2 cups of pizza sauce.
  2. Nutritional information is per quarter cup.
  3. Store your pizza sauce in an airtight container or jar. It'll last, refrigerated, for 5-7 days. Your sauce will also last 6-8 months frozen. Make sure it has fully cooled down to room temperature before freezing it. It'll keep best in a jar.
  4. To thaw from the freezer, pop it into the fridge the night before you need it. Some moisture may separate out, but just stir it back into the sauce. For a fast reheat, microwave it at 20 second intervals, stirring between, until heated through. You can also warm it up saucepan over medium heat.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 597mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 639IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg