Pizza Sauce

A simple and easy recipe for homemade pizza sauce that takes only minutes to make with just a few common ingredients you probably already have on hand!

Simple Homemade Pizza Sauce |

I have to admit I am in love with this sauce.

I have been experimenting with pizza sauce for some time trying to create the ultimate pizza sauce and I finally made one that tastes incredible!
To me a classic pizza sauce needs to be smooth and slightly sweet with a hint of herbs. This is one of those sauces that you just want to keep taking another taste of. Total yumminess in a bowl!  And dare I say this sauce kind of reminds me of Pizza Hut? Don’t hold me to it but the flavor reminds me somewhat of their sauce, just to give you an idea.
Simple Homemade Pizza Sauce |
Simple Homemade Pizza Sauce |
This sauce is so simple to make with most ingredients already on hand. With a can of basic tomato sauce, a dash of tomato paste and a handful of spices you can whip this sauce up in no time and it is so much better than purchasing the sauce already in the jar. It is packed full of flavor and would be delicious in Pizza Dip,  perfect for the upcoming Super Bowl!
Simple Homemade Pizza Sauce |

Pizza Sauce

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 can (15 ounces tomato sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook on simmer for 20-30 minutes.


To avoid waste, I always have a tube of tomato paste on hand in my refrigerator.  Its perfect to have instead of buying a small can of tomato paste when needing a small amount.

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