The Best Pizza Sauce

The Best Pizza Sauce


This is the best pizza sauce recipe I’ve tried and I use it whenever I make a pizza using a red sauce.  My husband is VERY picky about pizza sauce ~ it’s either too salty, not salty enough, doesn’t have enough flavor, etc.  But he loves this one.

The Best Pizza Sauce

Yield: Makes about 1-1/4 cups pizza sauce

The Best Pizza Sauce


  • 1 {14.5 ounce} can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of red pepper flakes


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend to desired consistency.


I freeze the sauce in plastic zip-top bags in 3/4 cup quantities and then I use 3/4 cup per pizza using 1/2 of my pizza dough recipe {see below}.

Recipe source:  Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, very slightly modified

We use this pizza sauce when we make our Cauliflower Crust Pizza:

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Here is our favorite pizza dough recipe:

The Best Pizza Dough



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5 Responses to The Best Pizza Sauce

  1. Amy | Club Narwhal November 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Pizza is my ultimate comfort food–and red sauce is definitely the best. I’m excited to try your version on my weekly Friday pizza night!

    • Lori November 21, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

      Hi Amy. Do you have a favorite sauce that you use? I would love to swap recipes with you.

  2. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl November 21, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    We make lots of pizza so I can’t wait to try this homemade sauce to go along with it!

    • Lori November 21, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

      Hi Pamela. If you make it I would love to know if you like it. If you have a recipe you like better I would love to give it a try. 🙂

  3. Kay November 22, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    This is such a simple recipe Lori that I will have to give it a try! Thanks for the tip to freeze it.

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