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Pizza Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Pizza sauce is quick and easy to make and since it is such an important part of a delicious pizza, why not make it yourself?
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Vegetarian, Pasta, Sauces
Servings: 2 makes 2 cups
Calories: 101 kcal
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 14-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • balsamic vinegar optional, to taste
  1. Place the olive oil, garlic and red pepper flakes in a straight-sided sauté pan and turn the heat to medium. When the garlic is aromatic, but not browning, add the oregano and basil, stirring for a minute. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  2. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 to 20 minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly and the flavors have blended nicely. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. If the sauce needs a little sweetening and a little depth, add aged balsamic vinegar to taste.
  3. Cool to at least room temperature before topping your pizza dough.
Nutrition Facts
Pizza Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 265mg11%
Potassium 389mg11%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 613IU12%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.