Fantastic Homemade Pizza Sauce


Pizza sauce made the right way, with time and wine! Sauce can be packaged and frozen in servings, and used as a dipping sauce.

Homemade Pizza Sauce
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
10 hrs 5 mins
5 1/2 cups


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ cup chopped onion (large chunks)

  • 5 cloves garlic, halved

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomato puree

  • 1 ½ cups red wine

  • cup chopped fresh basil

  • cup chopped fresh oregano

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; stir in onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add tomato puree, red wine, basil, and oregano. Increase heat a touch and bring to a simmer. Cook until sauce reaches desired consistency, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Stir in butter and sugar; simmer for 10 more minutes. Remove from heat, allow to cool, and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

  3. For a smooth sauce, remove onion and garlic pieces before spreading sauce on pizza crust. For a chunky sauce, use as is.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

42 Calories
1g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 22
Calories 42
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 154mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 187mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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