Homemade Pizza Sauce

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Get ready to take your pizza game to a whole new level with our sensational homemade pizza sauce recipe. Bursting with robust flavors and crafted with simple pantry staples, this sauce will transform your homemade pizzas into culinary masterpieces. With just a handful of ingredients, you’ll be able to whip up a sauce that surpasses anything you’ll find in a jar.

To create this heavenly pizza sauce, you’ll need a 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes as the base. This provides a rich and velvety texture that will perfectly coat your pizza crust. To infuse the sauce with irresistible aromas, we’ll add two minced garlic cloves. The garlic brings a savory depth that will have your taste buds dancing with delight.

For a touch of Mediterranean flair, we’ll incorporate two tablespoons of olive oil, elevating the sauce’s richness and adding a hint of fruity flavor. To enhance the overall taste profile, we’ll sprinkle in a teaspoon of oregano, which lends a delightful herb note. Additionally, a teaspoon of ground fennel brings a unique, slightly sweet and licorice-like essence that will make your sauce truly unforgettable.

Of course, no sauce is complete without a pinch of salt and pepper, allowing you to season it to perfection. The balance of flavors is entirely up to you, ensuring that you can tailor the sauce to suit your personal preferences.

With these simple ingredients, you can prepare a batch of this tantalizing pizza sauce in no time. The best part is that it freezes beautifully, so you can always have a stash of homemade sauce ready for pizza nights or last-minute cravings.

Are you ready to elevate your pizza experience with an unforgettable sauce? Gather your ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to embark on a journey of taste and texture that will have you saying goodbye to store-bought options forever. Get ready to indulge in the irresistible allure of homemade pizza sauce!

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Homemade Pizza Sauce

Pizza Sauce

How to make a homemade pizza sauce recipe that’s sure to make pizzas taste so much better!

  • Author: Claire de Luna
  • Prep Time: :05
  • Cook Time: :30
  • Total Time: :35
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Cover the pot, allow the pot to come to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for 15 minutes minimum, or up to 30 minutes, I often let it simmer as I prepare my pizza dough.


Can Pizza Sauce be Frozen?
  • Yes! If this batch is more sauce than you need to make your pizza for one meal, go ahead and freeze the remainder. I suggest using a quart-sized freezer bag. To reheat, just tear away the freezer bag and empty the frozen sauce into a small sauce pot. Reheat over low, stirring often, until it is heated through.
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