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This Perfect Pizza Sauce is a quick and easy homemade recipe. Make a big batch…the leftovers can be frozen to use another time. Plus a tip for the easiest pizza sauce ever.
Friday nights are the “It’s the weekend, let’s party!” night in our house. We generally make delicious homemade pizza and settle down to a movie. In the busyness past year we had gotten away from our tradition.
But with our latest stay at home orders, we’ve renewed our love for pizza night.
Years ago we went on the hunt for the perfect pizza sauce. I stumbled across this homemade pizza sauce recipe years ago and this was the sauce we finally settled on as our favorite. It’s the perfect blend of spices, tomato flavor, and sweetness for our family. My guess is that you will like it, too!
This sauce recipe is a homemade version of some of your favorite pizza sauce brands. Here’s what you’ll love about it:
There are three simple steps to making the tomato sauce:
Easy, right? Your very own extraordinary pizza sauce!
I’ve told you that I’m a somewhat picky eater, right? I’m not one for chunks of veggies in my sauce, so this smooth, flavorful sauce is perfect in my book.
**Pro Tip: Do you like chunks in your sauce? Add a can of drained diced tomatoes. You can also add mushrooms or peppers.**
Here’s a bonus. What if you don’t want to take 45 minutes to make a sauce. If you need a pizza sauce NOW?
This is the answer: Take a can of whole plum tomatoes and run them through the food processor until they are smooth. And that’s it.
When I visited Chicago last year, we learned all about the best homemade pizza (find our tips here). And the recommended this trick for blending whole canned tomatoes for a quick sauce. I honestly loved it more than I thought I would. It gives such a rich, fresh taste to the pizza.
So while the recipe below is a great alternative to jarred pizza sauce from the store, the blended tomatoes serve as a quick substitute.
Pizza sauce is great on homemade pizza, but also on:
Try this Perfect Pizza Sauce with Perfect Pizza Crust!