Easy Pizza Sauce I
A simple pizza sauce used by many pizzerias. The thickness of the sauce is regulated by the amount of water used; it should be somewhat viscous.
A simple pizza sauce used by many pizzerias. The thickness of the sauce is regulated by the amount of water used; it should be somewhat viscous.
This is a very good sauce. I have tried quite a few and this is my husband’s favorite. I cut the water amount in half because of others recommendations, I highly recommend this or the sauce will be very thin and watery. I also add a ½ teaspoon of sugar. We make this now once a week!Read More
Easy, yes but way too watery if you follow the recipe. I adjusted the water down to 2/3 cup and replaced the oil with 2 Tbsp. of wine. I added a little salt and 1 tsp. of sugar along with a 1/4 tsp. of onion powder and cut back on the oregano, basil and rosemary to taste using a little over 1/4 tsp. each. Overall, not bad but don't use all that water unless you want a very, very thin sauce.Read More
This is a very good sauce. I have tried quite a few and this is my husband’s favorite. I cut the water amount in half because of others recommendations, I highly recommend this or the sauce will be very thin and watery. I also add a ½ teaspoon of sugar. We make this now once a week!
Thanks Frank for the recipe......to make it a quick sauce, cut the water down to a cup and the oil down to 1/4 cup......simmer for 15 minutes and add flour to bind the oil, water and tomato and spices......voila! a fast pizza sauce that's ready while your dough is rising!
Excellent! I always use this recipe when I make my famous homemade pizza. I make the sauce and dough in the morning and let them both sit on the counter until dinner. Thus, the sauce has a marvelous flavor and the dough has had time to ferment. When making the sauce, I add less water and oil than the recipe calls for. This sauce has an incredible flavor! Thanks for a tremendous recipe. My family and friends rave about the pizza!
My whole family liked this sauce a lot. The only thing I did different was I put all the ingredients together and simmered it for about an hour and than I just let it sit for another hour before I made the pizza. It came out great. Thanks.
Great Sauce! I used double the garlic for my garlic loving family. I did not have rosemary, so I used Italian Spices instead. I also only put 1 cup fo water.
Well. THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO: Its a great recipe. I tasted it and said yuck..Then it sat in my frige for 4 days. And WOW!! The paste eventually thickens All. Anyhow, with the time it had all was Delicious. A big factor I think..I used it with Ravioli and was Delish..
Easy, yes but way too watery if you follow the recipe. I adjusted the water down to 2/3 cup and replaced the oil with 2 Tbsp. of wine. I added a little salt and 1 tsp. of sugar along with a 1/4 tsp. of onion powder and cut back on the oregano, basil and rosemary to taste using a little over 1/4 tsp. each. Overall, not bad but don't use all that water unless you want a very, very thin sauce.
This is the best pizza sauce! I only used 1 cup of water and it was great. I froze the rest. Also, I didn't have time to let it sit before using and it still tasted yummy! Try Jay's Signature Pizza crust on this website.
Great sauce. A bit thin for my liking so I added a bit less water than it called for.
Goes with Jay's Pizza Crust. We've found it tastes much better if we make it the night before and let the flavors blend in the fridge overnight.
SUPER TASTE and was simple and quick. I only used 1 cup of water as suggested by the previous review. I also substituted italian seasonings and added some minced onions and 1 packet of equal. I used the Pillsbury Pizza in a can with some provolane cheese and it taste juste like LEDOs Pizza! It's even better the next day- cold.
Delicious! I decreased the water to 1 cup, and oil to 1/4 cup. I was a little impatient and tasted it right after mixing in the ingredients so it had that raw tomato paste flavour, but once you let it settle and place it on your pizza, it really is quite tasty! It is a little bit oily, but I guess that's why it's so good! This will definitely be in rotation!
This recipe was great. We used it on "Jay's Signature Pizza Crust" from this website and they compliment each other well. The only thing that we did different was use approx. 1 cup of water, not 1 1/2 cups. Thanks for an awesome recipe that we will be using again very soon!
1 cup of water was sufficient to get the consistency I wanted. Easy and tasty. This one is a keeper.
this recipe is pretty good, but i found it quite bland. i doubled up on the oregano and garlic, added a tablespoon of garlic powder and a tablespoon of fresh chopped basil and it was still lacking a bit of flavor. i think it may need a bit of sugar, but i'm not quite sure. this is great as a base sauce.
I give this 4 stars because the water and oil amounts were way too much and I had to start all over. As others mentioned, cut the water down to 1 cup and the oil to 1/4 cup. This was a good sauce in that you actually taste the toppings you put on instead of the sauce.
The first time I made this I made it exactly as the recipe stated, except I didn't add rosemary (I don't like rosemary.) It was very good only a bit too watery...I like a really thick sauce. The next few times I made it, I added only 1 cup of water. What a difference! The sauce was nice and thick like I like it. Today, I was able to make the sauce with fresh basil and oregano from my garden, and the fresh herbs added such a wonderful flavor! If you have the chance to use fresh herbs, you'll be really amazed at the difference! The recipe stands on it's own as a great recipe..I say try it! If you make it "as is" you'll have a great pizza sauce. It's better than the pizza places in my town, and my family prefers homemade to delivery any day! And with a two minute prep time and NO COOKING, who can beat that!?! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Great sauce! Did add less water and oil, added a tsp of sugar to cut some of the acidic taste of the tomato. Will make again. Thanks Frank!
Following the directions, this came out much too watery. I added more tomato paste and ended up with enough to freeze for another 2 or so applications. Flavour was good though still and you can't beat the ease. Next time I will adjust the recipe to perhaps half the water.
I wasn't overly impressed with this sauce. I thought it had too much oil, and it made the pizza taste too greasy. If I were to try it again, I'd add less oil-I also only used 1/2 c. water, and that made the consistency just right. I may or not make this again-I like store bought pizza sauce better. Thanks though! :)
This was a tasty sauce. I cut down the water because 1 1/2 cups looked like a little much. I ended up using 1 cup and Im glad I did. Thanks for sharing!
I am hot / cold over this recipe! The hot part is that it is EASY and i had ALL of the ingredients to make my own sauce on hand --- easy is brilliant! the sauce tasted good - but it was not blow your mind outstanding.... would i make it again in a pinch? Yes - i would - but something is missing... It is also a bit sweeter than i would imagine a pizza suace should be - maybe cut the sugar in half. I will have to play with it. Still - for being homeade i cannot complain! thank you ALL RECIPES! BTW - i used fressh oregano and basil from my garden - that flavor was shining thru the recipe. Also, used 3/4 cup water - so it wasn't runny.
Quick, simple, and easy but really, really good! I followed others advice and reduced the water and I added in a few dashes of Worcestershire Sauc. I also simmered the sauce for about an hour on low heat with 2 bay leaves. I used it on Jay's Signature Pizza Crust from this site. The pizza was better then delivery!
Definitely better than store bought and alot easier to make than I thought. My changes: I used only 1 cup of water, 4 tblsp of olive oil and 1 tsp of salt and followed the rest of the recipe. You must let it sit for at 4 hours to let the flavors marry. Great recipe, thanks for sharing!
I naively followed the actual recipe without reading the five star reviews and ended up with enough tomato "soup" for 5 pizzas. Needs way less water.
If you follow this recipe the results will be incredibly watery. I made this when we had friends over and no one even tried the sauce because of the consistency. My advice would be to use less water and then see if you need to add more.
DELICIOUS! After learning how to make authentic crust, this sauce makes for a wonderful combination! I set it in the refrigerator over night so the flavors could blend. I had to use 14 oz. of tomatoe sauce instead of the paste and water and it turned out to be the perfect consistency! No more store-bought sauce here!
I made this exactly as listed and it was tasteless and very watery.So to make it worth making pizza ,I doubled the garlic,added 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of onion powder. I also decided to simmer the sauce on the stove on low for 30 min to cook the sauce. The sauce tastes raw if it is not cooked. The result , a flavourful sauce worthy of a pizza.
I love this recipe! I am a personal chef and I have many clients with children. One of my menu options is "Make Your Own Pizza Night" and this is my go to sauce every time. I'm always looking for quick easy recipes that are tasty and this one fits the bill! Don't change a thing! I agree with some other viewers that it tastes better once it's had time to marinate in the fridge.
Very, very good. Husband and 2 1/2 year old loved the pizza made with this sauce. And the house smelled fantastic while pizza was baking. After reading alot of reviews, I doubled the recipe, but didn't double oil and water- came out great.
I LOVE THIS SAUCE! I actually crave it! Thank you, Frank, for sharing! I have made it dozens of times now and made some of the same changes that others have made (only 1 cup water, tsp. sugar. Also, I never have the spices separately; so, I just use the Italian Seasonings.) Since I'm always in a hurry, I make mine in the blender and often use it without it sitting. I also freeze any leftovers. After making my own pizzas a few times with this sauce, we actually ate one of the "major chain's" pizzas. I was so disappointed with it after tasting this! Haven't ordered pizza out since!
This was easy and cheap. I had all the ingredients on hand accept the 35cent can of tomato paste. It was far too watery and oily, so I took the advice of another reviewer and simply simmered for awhile until it thickened nicely. After which I let it sit for a few hours. It was still a little oily for my taste, but not bad. In the end it was an easy, cheap sauce to make that was a little bland for my husband's and my tastes. However this would make a GREAT pizza sauce if you have children, since they almost always prefer milder flavors.
I just whipped this up tonight when I realized that I didn't have any pizza sauce on hand or even so much as a jar of tomato sauce! I was about to order pizza online when I decided to check here for a recipe using just tomato paste, since I did have one can of that...and I found this recipe! I'm SO glad I did! Comes together in seconds and tastes fabulous! I subbed anchovy paste for the salt and added about a teaspoon (if that) of sugar.
Finally found my pizza sauce...yeah!! It was perfect! I did add about a teaspoon of sugar to the sauce, that is the only thing I did different to the original recipe. I made it in the morning and stuck it in the fridge for the day. Took it out about a half hour before preparing the pizzas. Letting the sauce sit for a few hours or more really allows for all of the ingredients to mesh together. I had enough sauce for two, ten inch pies, plus enough leftover to freeze for two more pies. This recipe is going in my tried and true recipe box!!
In 4 generations of us, no one has ever made a real pizza restaurant sauce like this. I will never go back to the family way of doing things. My only comments are to go a little lighter on the EVOO.
Cut down the oil and water a bit, and this is great!
Only used half of the water and oil, sub'd italian seasoning for all seasons listed
I choose to cook it in a crook pot and it was very tasty. Thanks for sharing.
Excellent! We like the sauce thin, so I didn't change anything except up the garlic to 5 cloves, and I forgot to make it ahead of time so after combining all of the ingredients I heated it up for one minute in the microwave. Absolutely delicious, but I'd like to make it again and let it sit for a few days first. Pizza topped with this sauce, artichokes, fresh tomatoes and goat cheese, the best pizza ever.
Very good pizza sauce. I did as other reviewers did and only used 1 cup of water and I added a tsp of brown sugar. This went well over Jay's signature pizza crust. Thanks for sharing your recipe!:)
What a wonderful souce!!! I made it a few times already and every time it comes out better and better. I'm using only 1/2 cup water and double the garlic (we love garlic). I'm planning to use it as pasta sauce this week... Thank you...
The last time I tasted a pizza sauce like this the pizzaria went out of business within 90 days of opening. This sauce is too oily and thin.
Awesome. I did not have any rosemary but it still tasted awesome. Way too liquid so added a bit of flour. Next time I will cut down on the water.
Oily & Bland - I already regret wasting the ingredients on it (I could never get the oil incorporated - I tried mixing in some shaker-style parm/romano cheese to absorb the oil). Maybe my husband can fix it when he gets home...
Too much water and oil in this recipe.
I love this pizza sauce! It makes enough for two 14" pizzas. My family only eats one at a time, so I froze the remainder. I just used the leftover sauce last night and it was great!! I cut down the water to 1 cup, as well (given the amount of oil in the recipe, the extra 1/2 cup of water would have made it too runny).
Very good. I mixed it in the food processor and added half an onion. Cutting down on the liquids is a good idea. Tasted like the sauce recipe from when I grew up in upstate NY. I used a store bought crust mix because I was chicken, That was a mistake -next time, I'll make Jay's crust.
I followed the directions and let the sauce set out for a couple of hours. It was watery, and as written I would have put tomato water on my crust. So I cooked it on the stove, low setting for about an hour. The recipe itself is solid. The flavor combination is perfect. But you do have to simmer the ingredients if you want an actual sauce.
This was definitely easy and good.
This was such an easy recipe, I was dissapointed when it wasn't a hit. Nice texture, but it came out rather bland - even though we let it rest in the fridge overnite. I think I'll try it again with more garlic and seasonings, it would sure be a convenient recipe to have!
For a chunkier sauce I like to add a can of whole tomatoes. I rinse the seeds out and squish them directly into the sauce. I also like to add a couple tsps of sugar. Delicious.
This was good. I followed some others and reduced the water and oil and simmered it. I also added some parmesan cheese.
Very good flavor! I cut the water in half and added a little bit of sugar. Using an italian seasoning blend works well too.
Great sauce! My family and I loved it! I took some other reviewers' advice and put in only 1 cup of water (I originally put half the amount of water in, but added it so that it was 1 cup cause it seemed like it needed a little more). I let it sit for 3 or 4 hours before I used it and it was really good. Thanks for the recipe.
This was an excellent base!!! I made a lot of changes as far as amounts, but the ingredients themselves were mostly unchanged. I used 2 cans of tomato paste, reduced the water to 1 cup, and added a full tablespoon each of dried oregano, basil, and rosemary. I also added a teaspoon each of sugar and dried parsley. I used it on "Quick and Easy Pizza Crust" from this site, topped it with cheese and crumbled Italian turkey sausage, and it was AWESOME!!
Delicious!! I doubled the spices and added a pinch of sugar. We will definately use this one again!! Yum!
THIS HAS BEEN MY FAVORITE PIZZA SAUCE SINCE THE 1ST TIME I FOUND IT 8/2010. It is now from the west to east coast so many friends have asked for it. I use fresh basil and rosemary because i have it available to me and its even better. Thanks so much........
I thought the flavoring was good, but I too thought it was a little on the runny side. I will make it again but only add one cup of water.
Tastes great...I will NEVER buy canned pizza sauce again!
Wonderful sauce! Very flavorful and easy to make. I mostly use the canned tomato sauce instead of the paste/oil route (due to it being a bit faster) but it's still wonderful! Thanks!
How easy can this be? Thanks for a tasty pizza sauce without breaking the bank!
Great pizza flavor... but watery. Add water slowly until you get a good consistency, less than a cup was good for me.
The flavor was good, but the amount of water was too much. I made it exactly as written, but would use 1/2 cup less water next time. Will try this again tweaking it with a bit more garlic, oregano and maybe addd some parsley.
This was an easy, tasty recipe using stuff I always have, and a batch costs about $.50 to make. The only recommendations I have are: reduce the water to 1 cup and olive oil to 1/4 cup (we like thicker sauce). I used italian seasoning instead of the herbs because it's all I had. I put in one clove of garlic but wished I hadn't as that's all we could taste while eating our pizza (and we LOVE garlic). So next time I make this recipe (and there will be a next time) I'll leave out the garlic. Thanks!
Easy and great. I used less water and more spices (double). I made the sauce as I was waiting for the pizza dough yeast to settle. Then let it sit for one and one half hours while the pizza dough rose. I made, also from this site, Jays Signature pizza crust and the italian sausage mix. I froze the leftovers from the pizza dough and sausage mix for another pie. I am from NJ the home of great Pizza Pie and this was mixture was just as good as we have here. I will make this again.
as is 3 stars. add some sugar and cut water by half and you will have a keeper
Delicious & Easy! Read previous reviews and also cut back on water by 1/2 C. Next time I make it I will also cut back a little on the olive oil by just a little.
I did let mine simmer for a little while, as I believe the flavors come together better that way. This sauce is awesome! Smelled like a pizzeria in myhouse while I was simmering it! Next time I will use a tad less oil, a little bit too greasy, but overall this is awesome. And very easy to make too!!!
I used organic tomato paste, doubled the garlic and I added half of a small onion that I minced. Because other reviewers complained the sauce was a little thin, I also cut back on the water. This was a nice basic pizza sauce that was great on our Lunch Box Pizzas and this made enough for our Crescent Pizza Pockets tomorrow night! When I have more time, I think what I'll do next time is make the sauce the day before and let it sit until the next day. I think this is the kind of sauce that it improves when it sits.
Way too spicy. Ruined my homemade pizza. What a disappointment...
My kids and I love this recipe. I use it for pizza; I use it for spaghetti; I even mix it with ground turkey to stuff mushrooms with....and my kids have no idea that I add a can of mixed veggies and blend with a handblender for a little extra nutrition.
I followed the recipe exactly. However, the sauce was so runny it was almost like water. I cooked it to reduce it and had to add another can of paste in order to make it thick enough so it didn't completely soak into the crust. I found another recipe that calls for a can of tomato paste like this one, but no water, just tomato sauce. I will use that one from now on. This recipe calls for WAY TOO MUCH WATER in proportion to the amount of tomato paste.
This was a very good pizza sauce. I left out the rosemary and added some crushed red pepper flakes.
Very tasty sauce packed full of flavor. I used an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce instead and no added water. I only let this stand an hour before use, and it turned out very good. This is a keeper, thanks!
Easy Pizza Sauce I Haiku: "Oh yes, it's easy! I only reduced water, but kept it the same." Left my sauce to sit for the afternoon b4 spreading on a stellar cauliflower-crust recipe that I found on eat-drink-smile for a truly awesome pizza dinner. Topped w/ spinach and some sauteed veggies, this fool-proof sauce made a great pizza!)
This is a very tasty pizza sauce, I no longer buy commercial brand pizza sauce. Much cheaper too.
good recipe! i only add about 3/4 cup water / substituted the dried rosemary to italian seasoning / i also used 5 cloves of garlics for my taste/ and used chopped fresh basil instead for more flavors then cover and let stand in refridgerator overnight ..yummy! this sause made the whole pizza tasted like heaven!
Used this last night for French bread pizzas and it was a bit hit! I did cut down the water and oil and added about a cup of chopped tomatoes I had frozen from our garden. Also added about half a can of tomato sauce along with the paste. Increased the amount of spices because of these additions, plus some finely chopped chives. Simmered on the stove for an hour or so. Thanks for the recipe -- it's a keeper!!
Very tasty and and it was very simple to make. Made for a Pizza party and friends could not believe it had been 'homemade'. They all raved about how good it tasted.
This was just okay... I thought it was too thin and too oily. If I made it again I would cut the water even more than I already did (I cut it by half) and I would probably omit the olive oil entirly. I just prefer a thicker sauce. The flavor was pretty good though. My husband liked it a lot.
I prepared this recipe exactly as directed. I felt the final product was too bitter and bland for my taste so I added approx. 1 tsp. of granulated sugar and 1 tsp. of onion powder. With these changes, I would definitely make this again. This recipe definitely makes enough sauce for several pizzas. I ended up putting 2/3 of a single batch in the freezer for the next couple of times that I make pizza for dinner (there's only 2 of us).
Very tasty and simple and quick to make.
Such a delicious sauce. It gives the pizza a lot of flavour. I also reduced the amount of water to 1/2 cup which was the perfect amount.
I'm pretty picky about pizza sauce and this one is perfect. I too cut the water and added a little sugar but those were the only changes I needed. If you (like me) have been dinking around trying to tweak your own pizza sauce stop now, you've found the right recipe.
LOVE it! I cheated **hides face**. I just HAD to have a pizza right then, so i nuked the sauce for 2.5 minutes in my microwave. I'm pizza bound! The sauce turned out a nice consistency after the visit to the microwave. I only used 1 cup of water because it was looking thin, but, based on my rushed calculations, it'd have been fine after sitting for a few hours and waiting. So, if i have the patience to let it sit, i'd try the full amount of water. It's an easy fix if it's too runny, just let it simmer for a few minutes, or add flour (1tbsp) and nuke. THANKS FRANK! This is awesome! :D
This is a good sauce recipe, but I've made my own alterations. First, I used canned tomato paste that came with its own Italian seasonings. Next, I made the other reviewers' suggested cutbacks on the olive oil and water. I also added about 1 tablespoon of ketchup to sweeten the sauce a little bit. I then added 1/4 tsp of sugar. Finally, I increased the garlic and used a dried Italian seasoning mix of herbs. It comes out tasting close to spaghetti sauce, but it was too bland and bitter without the additions.
I will never have to buy pizza sauce in a jar again! For the water/tomato paste proportion, I used equal amounts (6 oz). Also added about 1/2 tsp white sugar.
I thought this sauce was very good. I reduced the water by 1/2 cup and I should have reduced the oil down too because it was too much. I added one more clove of garlic. I'll still recommend and be using this again. It's a keeper. Thanks!
This simple recipe is quick and easy to make. I don't usually let it sit and steep - I am sure it would taste even better if I had time to let the flavors mingle. I agree with previous posters that the recipe is better if you cut the water to just one cup. Very good on pizza.
It was okay. I cut the water and olive oil as others suggested. It could've used more garlic (I'm a fan of garlic.) Also, it could've used more of the other seasonsings. It was okay, but not fantastic.
Not a bad sauce! I did lower the water to 1 cup, and the olive oil to 1/4, but added 1/4 cup of red wine for extra flavor. I simmered for 15 minutes to help all the flavors to blend, let it cool and refrigerated until I was ready to use it. Really happy with the flavor of this quick and easy sauce. Oh, I used the roasted garlic tomato paste!
Easy, but even with all that water, it still tasted tomato paste-y.
Very good sauce, but use less water.
It was good in flavor, I reduced the oil and water as well.
Quick and delicious. Be sure to let it stand awhile as recipe indicates -- this thickens the sauce and allows the flavors to meld.
Bravo! Very good sauce! I like many others cut the water in half to 3/4 cup but I kept the oil amount the same and added a tablespoon of sugar. This turned out perfect and has helped make many delicious pizzas in my household!
thanks for the delicious recipe frank! i made your aromatic pizza sauce a day ahead of time so the flavors could mingle.
I made this for family. They said they didn't mind but the overpowering taste and smell of oil was too much for me. Couldn't eat it. Reduce oil to half or less the amount.