Introduction: Amazing Pizza Sauce

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In this instructable I will show you how to make pizza sauce. This homemade pizza sauce recipe is awesome! A friend of mine has been making homemade pizza dough and sauce for over 20 years, and taught me how to make both. Below I will add a link to the instructable I have on how to make homemade pizza dough from scratch. This sauce is easy to make and super yummy, if I can make it you can make it! Let's get started.

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Link to homemade pizza dough:

Follow the easy steps below or watch the video tutorial or do both. :)

Step 1: Ingredients/Tools

You can print the recipe here on my website.

Pizza Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 - 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes in sauce/puree (800g)
  • 1 - 28 ounce can of whole peeled tomatoes in sauce/juice (san marzano style if you can find it) (800g)
  • 2 tsp. parmesan cheese (10g)
  • 1 tsp. of white granulated sugar (5g)
  • 1/2 tsp. of ground black pepper (3g)
  • 1/2 tsp. of Italian seasoning (3g)
  • 1/2 tsp. Fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. of Oregano
  • 6 to 8 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced onion (about half a medium sized onion)
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (60mL)


  • Blender or very large food processor
  • saucepan
  • spatula

Step 2: Tomatoes

First let's take a blender and add in our can of tomato chunks. Next let's take the whole peeled tomatoes from the other can and squeeze each tomato getting all the juices out, then break up the whole tomato in your hand as well. This is especially important to do if you don't have a blender or food processor. Then add in the rest of the juice/sauce from the can.

Step 3: Spice and Blend

Next let's add in all of our spices, the sugar, salt, black pepper, Italian seasonings, fennel, and oregano. Put the lid on and blend until nice and smooth. Or if you are using a large bowl and hand crank, then do that.

Step 4: Saute Onion and Garlic

Next let's take a large pot and set the burner to medium heat. Then add in your extra virgin olive oil. After the oil heats up, add the onions and the garlic, and cook them for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 5: Pour and Blend

Next pour in the tomato mixture and stir to blend it in with the oil and onions and garlic.

Step 6: Taste and Cook

Next give it a little taste. You may want to add in an additional tsp. of salt and maybe a tsp. of garlic powder. Next stir occasionally and bring the sauce to a boil. You will see bubbles emerging from the top of the sauce. Once that happens turn the heat down to medium low and let the sauce simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir the sauce occasionally. After the 15 minutes, turn the heat off and let the sauce cool before using it on your pizza. It makes enough for about 8 to 10 pizzas depending on how much sauce you use for each pizza. Enjoy!

Again, here is the link to the homemade pizza dough:

Step 7: Video Tutorial

Go here to print the recipe.

Now check out those steps in action by watching the video tutorial: