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How To Make The Best Pizza Sauce. Ever wondered how to make pizza sauce from scratch? Follow my tips and tricks for crafting the very best pizza sauce right in your own kitchen.
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The Best Pizza Sauce

Homemade pizza sauce is actually very easy to make and the taste is far superior to anything you can buy in a jar. Follow my tips and I promise you will end up with the best pizza sauce you have ever tasted.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Kitchen Basics
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: best pizza sauce recipe, Friday pizza night, how to make pizza sauce
Servings: 6
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas


  • 40 ml (2 Tablespoons) olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 750 ml (3 cups) tomato sauce*
  • 1 scant teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sugar optional
  • Handful of fresh basil, chopped optional
  • Salt & pepper


  • Heat the olive oil in a medium fry pan.  Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Do not allow it to colour.
  • Add the tomato sauce, oregano and sugar.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bring the sauce to the boil, then reduce the heat to low.  The sauce should be simmering gently. 
  • Simmer for about 25 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened to your preferred consistency.  
  • Remove from the fry pan from the heat.  Stir in the chopped basil if using. 
  • The sauce can be used immediately, or allow to cool then refrigerate or freeze until required. 


*Tomato sauce is also known as tomato puree or tomato passata.