I'm going to be honest, pizza sauce is normally something that I buy at the store. However, this easy recipe for pizza sauce makes me consider making it at home.
This incredibly easy recipe for pizza sauce is mad entirely out of pantry staples.
It comes in handy when you are in a bind or don't want to go to the store. Just a few ingredients mixed into a sauce pan is all it takes. It even takes less time than it does to make pizza dough [.... if you made it. No harm in buying that either.]
This pizza sauce requires just 9 ingredients to make!
Start by cooking the garlic, onion and spices together. This allows those flavors to combine before mixing in the tomato sauce.
This pizza sauce can be made ahead, as well.
- Simply allow to cool.
- Store in an airtight container.
- Use within 1 week.
You can also freeze this sauce! Use it within 6 months of freezing. I love to freeze in single serving portions, so that I can cook this in bulk and then take out single servings as needed.
Making pizza sauce when it comes to hosting pizza night for a large group of people. It is so much less expensive to use a few cans of tomatoes and some dried herbs than it is to buy pre-made pizza sauce at the store. To host a pizza party for 15, I spent about $4 instead of $12 (not including the spices I already had in my spice drawer).
I hope this Basic + Buildable staple will come in handy! It's:
Only 9 ingredients
Built entirely of pantry staples
Easy to make
& a staple recipe you will use forever.
Curious how I use this? Check out my Build-Your-Own Pizza Night.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #eternalhostess on Instagram. Enjoy!
- 28 ounces tomatoes (crushed or diced )
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup onion (finely diced)
- 4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more to taste)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat and heat olive oil. Add onion, oregano, basil, and red pepper flakes. Heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
- Add tomatoes, sugar and salt. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to low and simmer. Allow sauce to simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Taste and adjusting seasonings. If sauce isn't thick enough, allow to simmer for 15-30 minutes longer until desired consistency is reached.
- Use immediately or store in fridge for up to 1 week.
- This freezes great! I suggest freezing in individual portions in a vacuum seal bag.
- Freeze up to 3 months.