Pizza Sauce and Dough


The basic pizza dough and sauce ready and waiting for your favorite toppings!

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs
2 (14 inch) pizzas



  • ¼ cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees)

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 4 cups bread flour

  • 2 tablespoons Italian-style seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 ¼ cups flat beer

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • cup chopped onion

  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic

  • 1 (28 ounce) can roma tomatoes, with juice

  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

  2. In a food processor, combine flour, Italian seasoning and salt. Pulse until mixed. Add yeast mixture, flat beer and oil. Pulse until a ball is formed. Scrape dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead for several minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Allow dough to rest for 2 to 3 minutes. Divide dough in half, and shape into balls. Place dough balls in separate bowls, and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rise at room temperature for about 1 hour, then store in the refrigerate overnight.

  3. To make the sauce: Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Saute onions until tender. Stir in garlic, and cook for 1 minute. Crush tomatoes into saucepan. Add tomato paste, basil, parsley and oregano. Simmer for 10 minutes.


If you have a bread machine, just mix on Dough setting, then remove and let rise after it kneads and rests.

The dough can be frozen in plastic freezer bags in one-crust portions. Important: Thaw in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

84 Calories
4g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 519mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 442mg 9%

* 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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