Flavored with garlic, basil and Italian seasoning, this versatile sauce from our Test Kitchen staff will give Italian flair to all kinds of appetizing entrees. In fact, our home economists came up with the following two dishes that spotlight the zesty mixture.

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10 mins
35 mins
45 mins
11 servings


Original recipe yields 11 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large saucepan, saute garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until sauce reaches desired thickness. Use in Deep-Dish Sausage Pizza, Tomato Artichoke Chicken or any recipe that calls for pizza sauce. Sauce may be refrigerated for up to 1 week.


Nutrition Facts

86 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 12.6g; fat 4g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 459.8mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (160)

Rating: 5 stars
this is the best sauce ever!!!!!!!! something i did though is add more vegetables, like zucchini and red and green bell peppers. I also used tomato paste and petite diced tomatoes instead of crushed and pureed tomatoes. after using my variations it makes a superb pasta sauce, but either way it is still EXCELLENT!!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We had a lot of Tomatoes in our garden so we dropped them in boiling water removing the skins, the mashed them up with the food processor, cooked them down for 2 hours, then doubled all the spices from this receipe, added tomatoe soup, then added cornstarch to thicken, then canned this awesome pizza sauce. Def a great recipe using your tomatoes thru the winter :) Even in pizza Sauce !!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great recipe, but I used fresh romas as well as fresh basil and parsley from my garden. Then I canned the pizza sauce. I was spending a lot of money on canned pizza sauce. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
UPDATE: This sauce ROCKS! I fixed this with crushed tomatoes and subbed tomato paste and water for the puree I didn't have. This is one of the best sauce recipes I've tried from here. ORIGINAL:Really good sauce. I didn't have crushed tomatoes or puree so I used a small can of diced tomatoes that I mashed up with a fork and 2 cans of tomato paste plus two cans of water per can of paste. This made enough for 2 pizzas tonight plus some dipping sauce and I froze another 6 pizzas worth. Thanks, this was great and I'll probably use this one again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
So good and easy! I used diced Italian tomatoes and tomato paste as thats all I had, so cut back on the brown sugar. Bumped up the red pepper flake and also sauteed a little minced onion with the garlic too. Used Easy pizza sauce/dough recipe from this site for my crusts. Best pizza we've had in a long time! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
The older child and I usually make dinner together on Sunday nights, and he wanted pizza. We usually buy a crust from Papa Murphy's and add our own toppings...but I thought it would be a good idea for my son to learn how to make pizza sauce. This was simple enough for him to grasp with my help and much better than the canned pizza that you buy premade. We didn't change the recipe at all. It seems a little sweet for my tastes and that it's missing something that I just can't put my finger on. Worchestershire? A little tomato paste? This made a lot, so I froze the remaining sauce in 1 c. portions and labeled it so for later use. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Someone commented that we shouldn't rate the recipe then suggest changes...personally I find the comments others make on how they changed the recipe to be just fine. Helps me make decisions on how to cook or even if I want to try the recipe (I don't bother to look at the number of stars given anyway). Thanks, everyone! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was the first time I have made pizza sauce from scratch. Made the first pizza with it and thought it a bit mild, tho the kids loved it. Added extra chili peppers to the sauce and made the second pizza, I thought it was much better. It didn't make it to hot, but had more flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Perfect...not too sweet. Wonderful on our homemade pizza dough. Used on angel hair pasta the next evening!!! Read More