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Homemade pizza sauce in a jar, from Shelf Cooking

Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

Perfect for spreading over a pizza, dipping breadsticks into, zucchini boats, and more! You'll love how cheap and easy this pizza sauce is to make. Bonus? It freezes well, too!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 cups


  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 6-oz can tomato paste
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oOregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Black pepper, to taste


  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste, tomato sauce, sugar, salt, basil, oregano, paprika, and pepper. Stir until it's all combined.
  • Bring to a simmer, cover, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for at least 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • When ready, add to pizza crust or to a bowl for dipping. Enjoy!
Keyword easy recipe, freezer, make-ahead