Pizza Sauce Recipe

homemade pizza sauce recipe

Just like marinara sauce, pizza sauce is faily easy to make at home. I have used this pizza sauce recipe every time that we have made our homemade pizza. (You could also use it for Pizza Stromboli or Pizza Pockets.) We have tons leftover to freeze and use for later too. I like to use mason jars to freeze sauces like this. Just make sure to leave about an inch at the top for the sauce to expand as it freezes.

storing pizza sauce

I got this recipe from the foodnetwork and don’t plan to use anything else for a while.

cooking pizza sauce


Pizza Sauce Recipe


  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Three 15-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 to 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped


1) Add olive oil into a hot pan over medium-high heat. Throw in the minced garlic and chopped onions and give them a stir. Cook until the onions are soft (4 to 5 minutes).

2) Add the chicken broth and whisk it around so that it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan. Cook until the liquid reduces by half.

3) Add the crushed tomatoes and stir to combine.

4) Add salt and pepper to taste and a pinch of sugar.

5) Add the dried oregano and basil.

6) Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.

Now add it to your homemade pizza and dive in!

homemade pizza

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  1. Carol says

    This sauce presents as being too runny to use as a pizza sauce. I have followed your recipe as stated but fear adding it to the pizza crust. Do you have this problem?

    • Polly says

      I’m glad you said something because I have been meaning to update the recipe. I found it to be a bit runny too. The last few times I have used it I decreased the amount of water and olive oil I used. Hope this helps!

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