Homemade Pizza Sauce

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 2cups
  • About This Recipe

    “Much better than the kind you find at the store.”


  • 1/2 cupchopped onion
  • 2tablespoonsminced garlic
  • 2tablespoonsoil
  • 1cupchopped fresh tomato
  • 8ouncestomato sauce
  • 6ouncestomato paste
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 2teaspoonsoregano
  • 2teaspoonsbasil
  • 1/8 teaspoonpepper
  • Directions

  • In lg skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Stir occasionally.
  • Reviews

  • “There once was a chef named Inez
    Who made great pizza sauce, no less.
    She shared it with Miller
    Who said “This is killer!
    In fact, it is simply the best!”

  • “A “tangy” pizza sauce.I cheated and added chopped tinned tomatoes.Also added a tablespoon of brown sugar to mellow the taste. A nice thick sauce, I am tired of those runny sauces.Had to stir frequently to avoid “burning”, but it was worth it.Will definitately make again and might try adding some basil pesto.”

  • “Since the “fresh” tomatoes are expensive & not that good in December in Canada, I used my own canned tomatoes from last summer’s garden – just drained off the excess juice. The result was a terrific sauce for home made pizza!”

  • “I absolutely loved this sauce! It was very thick and those chunks of onion and tomato…oh yum. What better way to use those home-grown tomatoes we’ve all got lying around right now? 😀 No more of that canned/jarred junk for me. Thanks!”

  • “Just one thing–after trying this pizza sauce, I will NEVER EVER purchase a store-bought brand again. It was easy and mighty tasty. Rave reviews from my husband. Thanks Inez!”

  • “This is a really great pizza sauce recipe. It was very easy and the end result was way better than any I have bought in a store. I did use canned tomatoes. I pureed them in my food processor because my hubby doesn’t like whole tomatoes, and the sauce still turned out great. Thanks!!”

  • “This was A-One! No more canned pizza sauce for me! All of us thought it was absolutely great, and I did use fresh tomatoes. They weren’t quite up to summer tomato standards, but pretty decent for this time of yesr.Coupled with Sackville Girl’s Easiest Ever Pizza Dough, it’s a real keeper.Thanks! “

  • “I was looking for a “special” sauce for the homemade pizza dough I made tonight.When I saw this one and that it was from Inez, I knew I couldn’t go wrong.I substituted a can of diced tomatoes as I didn’t have fresh and it was wonderful.I will look forward to making this as written when fresh tomatoes are in season.Thanks once again, Inez.”

  • “Miss Nezz I really appreciate recipes for all homemade sauces and dressings as they are so hard to come by in India. We are getting a lot of stuff now due to the opening up of the economy but they are too expensive. Imade pizzas(with homemade dough) and used this sauce and they were enjoyed. Thank you. “

  • “Thanks MizzNezz for sharing and posting. We used this to make homemade pizza sauce and it was delicious. It is a chunky sauce to be sure but the flavor is great. One of my family members thought it would be great on pasta also. Thanks. Enjoy! ChefDLH”

  • “Very tasty sauce.The use of fresh tomatoes and fresh herbs (i use the ones in my garden) really gives it a rich flavor.I did add 3 teaspoons of unwashed sugar to offset the acidity of the sauce.This first time I made this sauce it was chunky and i really thought it added to the pizza.However, my dear family does not like chunky sauce that much.So the next batch, I used a small immersion blender and made the sauce smooth.This is how i serve it now.Great recipe!”

  • “This was pretty good! I added 1 tsp brown sugar and 6-7 shakes red pepper flakes. I also thought the sauce was a little thick for our taste so next time maybe I’ll use a little extra tomato sauce. I froze half of the sauce and have used it since and it thawed nicely! Thanks”

  • “I did not like this at all. It wasn’t zesty like pizza sauce should be – it was more like a tomato sauce you’d serve over pasta.”

  • “Used this recipe tonight for our homemade pizza and this sauce was fantastic! Very easy to make. I will never use another store bought pizza sauce. This tastes way better. I used canned tomatoes because that was all that I had on hand and it worked perfectly. Thank you MizzNezz, we all loved it!”

  • “Excellent sauce !!This was my first experience making homemade pizza and I wanted to make everything from scratch!! My DH said that he was very impressed with the outcome. This kids loved it too. “

  • “I love this pizza sauce! I made a double batch to put some in the freezer. We have tomatoes from our garden so they add an extra good flavor. In pizza sauce I’ve made previously I didn’t care for the seeds from the tomatoes so I took most of them out this time. Since a lot of the juice also is removed when you do that, I added four ounces of water so it had some room to cook down and blend the flavors in the half hour of simmering. Whenever I try a new recipe I cut back on the salt, today I used a quarter less salt and don’t even miss it. Thanks for a great recipe.”

  • “My husband and I love this pizza sauce!It’s so easy to make (throw everything in a pot and cook, basically).I usually use canned tomatoes (it’s easier and quicker than chopping whole tomatoes) and drain some of the liquid out.I use an immersion blender to make it smooth like pizza sauce you get at a store or on take out pizza (not much of a ‘chunky’ fan).I make a double batch of this sauce, then freeze it in serving size portions.Then when we make pizza, I thaw out a portion and use it.It freezes/thaws really well, too.”

  • “This sauce is pretty near perfect!It’s nice and thick, and tangy, and flavorful, and of course simple to put together!We really enjoyed this.I followed the recipe as written except I finely chopped the onions and added a pinch of sugar, which I always do with tomatoes to cut the acid.I have to say, I enjoyed this more than the “Ultimate Pizza Sauce” also on this site, which while good has more ingredients and more chopping and isn’t quite as tasty, in my opinion.Thanks for a great recipe!”

  • “I tried it and this is great! Added a few shakes of pizza seasoning as well.Delish! Thanks!”

  • “Easy and good and inexpensive.Someimes I change the type of tomaatoes from diced to fresh, to canned to sauce to paste.All good, all slightly different.”