Homemade Pizza Sauce | Easy Recipe With Simple Ingredients

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Homemade pizza sauce. Easy recipe made with simple ingredients in under 30 minutes. Plus directions for both smooth and chunky sauce.

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In 2017 we decided to learn how to make pizza at home. It was going to become our family night thing to do.

Fast forward a few years and we are not only making our own pizza sauce, we also make our own dough and have even perfected both pizza in the oven and on the grill.

It’s safe to say that pizza night in our house is here to stay, along with ways to keep it simple. Like this 30 minute easy pizza sauce recipe.

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PIZZA SAUCE RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 1 28 oz. can whole peeled tomatoes in juices 
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • ½ onion
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic 
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 2 TBS pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 

CHUNKY PIZZA SAUCE

Heat saucepan over medium high heat. Add 1 TBS oil and ½ chopped onion. Once the onion becomes soft add in 4 minced garlic cloves. Allow to cook about 30-45 seconds stirring a few times.

Add 28 oz. can of whole peeled tomatoes in the juices. Cut the whole tomatoes into chunks using kitchen scissors.

Add remaining ingredients to include 6 oz. tomato paste, 1 tsp. basil, 1 tsp. oregano, 2 TBS pure maple syrup, ½ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes (optional).

Allow to simmer covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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SMOOTH PIZZA SAUCE

Heat saucepan over medium high heat. Add 1 TBS oil and ½ chopped onion. Once onion becomes soft at 4 cloves of minced garlic. Allow to cook about 30-45 seconds, stirring a few times.

Transfer into a blender and add remaining ingredients. Pulse until smooth.  

Transfer back into saucepan and simmer covered for 20 minutes. 

homemade pizza sauce

This homemade pizza sauce is not only quick and easy, it’s also made with simple ingredients that are most likely already in our pantry. Making our family pizza night that much easier.

Now, what’s for dessert?

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Homemade Pizza Sauce

Homemade pizza sauce. Easy recipe made with simple ingredients in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Homemade, Pizza Sauce
Servings: 3 Pizzas
Calories: 58kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 TSBP olive oil
  • ½ onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 28oz can whole peeled tomatoes in juices
  • 1 6oz tomato paste
  • 2 TBS maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper

Instructions

  • Heat saucepan over medium high heat. Add 1 TBS oil and 1/2 chopped onion.
  • Once the onion becomes soft add in 4 minced garlic cloves. Allow to cook about 30-45 seconds stirring a few times.
  • Add 28 oz. can of whole peeled tomatoes in the juices. Cut the whole tomatoes into chunks using kitchen scissors.
  • Add remaining ingredients to include 6 oz. tomato paste, 1 tsp. basil, 1 tsp. oregano, 2 TBS honey or pure maple syrup. ½ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes (optional).
  • Allow to simmer covered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    homemade pizza sauce

Notes

Makes enough sauce for 3 pizza’s, plus a little extra. 
For smooth pizza sauce
Heat saucepan over medium high heat. Add 1 TBS oil and ½ chopped onion. Once onion becomes soft at 4 cloves of minced garlic. Allow to cook about 30-45 seconds, stirring a few times.
Transfer into a blender and add remaining ingredients. Pulse until smooth.
Transfer back into saucepan and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. 
*May substitute maple syrup for honey. 
For a thicker sauce simmer uncovered.
  • The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will very based on different bands of ingredients used and cooking methods. 

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg
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