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Homemade Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce is so easy and flavorful, you will never go back to store-bought again.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 12 people
Calories 60 kcal


  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes


  • In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and saute briefly (~1 minute) until lightly golden. Add the wine and simmer a minute to deglaze and boil off the alcohol.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add the remaining ingredients. Simmer gently for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, to blend flavors and thicken the sauce.
  • Taste and adjust for salt and sweetness, adding a little sugar if necessary if the sauce is too acidic.
  • Use immediately or refrigerate and keep up to a week. This sauce can also be frozen.


This pizza sauce recipe yields enough for 3-4 large pizzas, depending how thick you layer your sauce.
Calorie estimation is approximate and is based on using all the sauce for 3 pizzas, 8 slices each, 2 slice servings per person.
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