The Best Pizza Sauce

I posted this recipe years ago after someone requested that I split it out of the homemade pizza post (that homemade pizza post has incidentally been updated here). I happily obliged and now, checking in four or five years after the fact, can attest that this is the best and easiest pizza sauce recipe in the world. I’ve been using it weekly for the last five years and it’s so good, I have no desire to ever use another pizza sauce recipe (strong words, I know). Simple and delicious!

The Best Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce

This recipe is very adaptable so feel free to play around with the different seasonings and amounts. I usually forego all measuring utensils and just sprinkle in until it feels right.

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender and blend until desired consistency. I leave mine slightly chunky. You can adjust the seasonings to taste. This recipe is open to interpretation. Use what you like, taste it along the way and it is sure to be delicious!
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/homemade-pizza-sauce/
Recipe Source: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

16 Responses to Homemade Pizza Sauce

  1. K. Lou says:

    Hooray! I can’t tell you how honored I feel that you made a special sauce link just for me!

  2. Julianne says:

    Used this one tonight…hooray for a fabulous recipe! We halved it and got a just-right amount for 1 pizza. The only thing we didn’t halve was the 1 tbsp sugar…and that seemed to be about right for us. So if I used the full recipe, I think we’d use at least 1.5 tbsp sugar.

    Thanks yo!

  3. Pizza Sauce says:

    [...] never knew it was so easy to do. I found this great recipe about a year ago and it is just wonderful! I really have a thing for chunky pizza sauce so I loved [...]

  4. Erin says:

    Making this right now!

  5. [...] Recipe by Micha @ Cookin’ Mimi adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe [...]

  6. Katie says:

    i am going to share with you a secret my friends Italian mother told me – add some anise seeds to your pizza sauce. it is awesome. i haven’t tried this pizza sauce but if it is as good as you say it is it will be better if you add some anise seeds. i usually cook my sauce first b/c i like to put sauted onions in mine.

  7. [...] Time: 15 minutes Yield: 5-6 servings Recipe for sauce adapted from Mels Kitchen Café [...]

  8. Sheila says:

    I have never made homemade pizza sauce before. I just made this sauce and it is delicious! So much better than any I have purchased over the years.

  9. Katie says:

    This pizza sauce rocks! I love how thick it is, but the flavor isn’t too overwhelming. Thanks!

  10. Gail SR says:

    This pizza sauce is seriously good. I have an abundance of tomatoes in the garden, and I used up 2 cups of stewed tomatoes in this recipe. After stewing the tomatoes, I just dumped everything else into the pot and simmered the sauce for awhile. I did not have garlic salt, and I like spicy, so I used 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Best sauce ever!

  11. […] Recipe by Micha @ Cookin’ Mimi adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe […]

  12. Nelly says:

    Mel, I use this pizza sauce recipe minus 1 tbsp of honey and minus the anchovy paste, OMG it is soo good!! but I will sure try yours!!

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Exquisite-Pizza-Sauce/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=exquisite%20pizza%20sauce&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page

  13. Pawherbst says:

    Outstanding! I followed the directions and added a little onion powder. Made two
    14 inch pies and had enough sauce left for another smaller one. The crust recipe is outstanding as well. Everyone loved the pizza!

  14. jUDY says:

    Mel, thank you for this no-cook pizza sauce! Much less cleanup than cooking it, and faster. I am going to use it for no-knead dough to make a mushroom/thyme pizza for dinner tonight. Maybe throw on some kalamata olives I have.

    Yep, I am making an easy and tasty dinner with your sauce.

    Thanks for your wonderful website

  15. Erin says:

    It is waiting to be spread on our homemade crust! Can’t wait to taste the finished pizza!

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