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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

How to Make The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce! Pizza night just got better.

How to Make The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce! This pizza sauce is so easy to make, with just one can of tomatoes or sauce. Plus you choose, make a chunky sauce or a smooth one. But each is perfect for pizza night...


As I continue to speak about the convenience of a well-stocked pantry (it true!), I feel it is also my duty to provide recipes to see you through. If your family likes pizza, you will appreciate this recipe for The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce. No thickeners or corn syrup sweetener, just tomatoes, a few herbs, and a spoonful of natural cane sugar crystals. 

Simply by switching out the tomatoes, you can make a chunky version or a smooth sauce like most pizzerias use. Either way, this pizza sauce comes together quickly, with minimal ingredients, and makes a delicious pizza! This is real food, simmered into a real sauce, for a really good pizza! Feel free to adjust the herbs to your own liking, but this is our favorite blend of herbs.


The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce also makes a great dipping sauce for breadsticks or roasted spears of zucchini. In the summertime, we also enjoy baking pizza out on the grill, but no matter where you bake your pie, this sauce is just the ticket...I hope you give it a try.

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • 15 oz. tomatoes or tomato sauce
  • sugar
  • dried oregano leaves
  • dried basil leaves
  • dried marjoram
  • garlic salt
  • olive oil
You will also need the following:
  • measuring spoons
  • medium saucepan
  • potato masher
  • stirring spoon
Now we are ready to begin!



The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce, chunky sauce style 
by the seat of my pants!

1 15 oz can "diced" or crushed organic tomatoes - do not drain
1 T sugar
1/2 t oregano leaves
1t basil leaves
1/4 t marjoram leaves
1/4 t garlic salt
1 T olive oil




Empty the canned tomatoes into a medium-sized saucepan. Mash the tomatoes with a potato masher, to break them down into a chunky mass.  



Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil. 



Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thick, 30-45 minutes.


A little simmer time is all you need for, The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce.

This is what your sauce will look like after cooking for 15 minutes, the sauce is beginning to thicken slightly.



Here is the reduced sauce after cooking for 30 minutes, the sauce has thickened and is ready to spread on a pizza crust.


The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce, smooth sauce style 
by the seat of my pants!

1 15 oz can organic tomato sauce
1 T sugar
1/2 t oregano leaves
1t basil leaves
1/4 t marjoram leaves
1/4 t garlic salt
1 T olive oil



Place the tomato sauce into a medium-sized saucepan. Add remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil. 



Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring constantly for five to ten minutes or until the mixture has thickened slightly.  


You are now ready to make pizza!




Storage options for The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce. Leftover sauce may be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. For longer storage, store covered in the freezer. Thaw in the refrigerator before using. 


UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce has been included below. 


#HomemadeGroceryStoreRecipe!

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Printable "copy and paste" version:
The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce, chunky sauce style 
by the seat of my pants!

1 15 oz can "diced" or crushed organic tomatoes - do not drain
1 T sugar
1/2 t oregano leaves
1t basil leaves
1/4 t marjoram leaves
1/4 t garlic salt
1 T olive oil

Empty the canned tomatoes into a medium-sized saucepan. Mash the tomatoes with a potato masher, to break them down into a chunky mass.  
Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil. 
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thick, 30-45 minutes. The sauce will have thickened, becoming spreadable.
The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce, smooth sauce style 
by the seat of my pants!

1 15 oz can organic tomato sauce
1 T sugar
1/2 t oregano leaves
1t basil leaves
1/4 t marjoram leaves
1/4 t garlic salt
1 T olive oil
Place the tomato sauce into a medium-sized saucepan. Add remaining ingredients, and bring to a boil. 
Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring constantly for five to ten minutes or until mixture has thickened slightly.  You are now ready to make pizza!

Storage options for The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce. Leftover sauce may be stored covered in the refrigerator for up to three days. For longer storage, store covered in the freezer. Thaw in the refrigerator before using. 

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  1. Sounds good but I must admit I'm probably too lazy to try it. Thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Link Party 24. Pinned!

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    1. I appreciate your honesty! Dee, thanks so for hosting Ultimate Link up # 24, I appreciate it!

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  2. I'll have to keep this recipe for when I make homemade pizza, usually for the grandkids. thanks

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, we enjoy both the chunky style and the smooth style as well.

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  3. Well, Melynda to be totally honest, I do not enjoy cooking at all. Hubby does but not me.

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    1. Not a problem, you know neither did Peg Bracken, but she loved food! I love reading her books, always a new twist on things.

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  4. I love pizza and this pizza sauce is so much better than store bought ones. Homemade is always best, right? Can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

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    1. You are welcome! If I can make it, I try to...because yes, homemade is better.

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  5. This looks very similar to what I make, although not for pizza, but pasta. It’s really simple to make our own, isn’t it? I’d probably omit the sugar, as I like a more savory and not sweet sauce.

    Your recipe post was chosen as a feature this week on the Homestead Blog Hop! Sharing and pinning!

    Hope you come back this week!

    God bless!
    Laurie
    Ridge Haven Homestead
    https://www.ridgehavenhomestead.com

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    1. Laurie, thank you so much! Homestead Blog Hop is one of my favorites, sharing the same philosophy for food and DIY. Have a great week ahead!

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