Pizza sauce is one of the easiest recipes you can make on your own, especially if you’re already making the effort to make your own homemade pizza from scratch. This is literally the fastest part of the pizza making process. It’s so easy that if you didn’t even have fresh garlic on hand you could just substitute it for some granulated or powdered garlic, mix the rest of the ingredients together with no cooking involved and voila….you’ve made your pizza sauce in about 5 minutes.
The benefit of making this instead of store-bought is you’re cutting down on additives and extra sodium, so it’s a win win! Just make sure your tomato based ingredients aren’t full of extra sodium and unrecognizable ingredients, for instance, tomato paste ingredients should have only 1 ingredient, tomatoes!
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This recipe makes 2 cups of sauce so depending on your pizza size it should be enough for at least 4 large pizzas. We use about 1/2 cup for each large sheet pan pizza. What you don’t use immediately for the current pizza(s) you can freeze for future use.
This is a basic pizza sauce recipe that you could make even simpler if you don’t have fresh garlic. You could simply mix all the ingredients together, no cooking and you’re done! I personally love fresh garlic in it.
Heat Olive Oil on medium heat in a medium saucepan, then once warm add minced garlic.
Cook garlic about 2 minutes till fragrant and just turning golden
Immediately add tomato sauce and tomato paste to cool down garlic
Lastly add rest of seasonings, stir and done.
This recipe makes about 2 cups of pizza sauce. Depending on your sauce amount preference this sauce will cover 4 large sheet pan pizzas. We use about 1/2 cup per sheet pan pizza and a bit less for smaller round thin crust pizzas.