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Easy and Robust Pizza Sauce

Updated: Aug 30

I'm here to argue that the sauce is the most important factor in making a pizza. Sure, the crust can make or break the eating experience and the toppings surely add to the equation. Albeit, the flavor you receive upon taking a bite is manipulated by the most seasoned component of the pizza -the sauce. A perfect pizza is one where the sauce is robust and packed with flavor. You get just that in this easy homemade pizza sauce recipe.

This pizza sauce is a "family" recipe. The story goes that a family member, who shall remain unnamed, secretly stole the recipe one ingredient at a time by observing the sauce maker at the local popular pizza place where they were employed. This was some form of pleasurable retribution over a pay dispute. (Take that Pete!) A little bit of satisfaction is packed in every bite for this disgruntled ex-employee.



  • 1 can tomato paste + 1 can water (6 oz.)

  • 1 1/2 tsp basil

  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 3/4 tsp garlic salt

  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper

  • 1/4 tsp rosemary

  • 2 tsp sugar


  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl.

  2. Mix well.

  3. Spoon sauce on pizza dough.

Recipe Notes:

  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

  • The flavors in the sauce mellow more with time. I suggest allowing it to sit for 30 minutes prior to spreading on your pizza.

  • This makes a healthy amount of sauce for two 10-12 inch round pizzas or one one 11 by 17 pizza.

  • The sauce may dehydrate a little when stored for days. Stir in a little water until it hits your desired consistency.

  • I like making up a batch of sauce for dipping leftover takeout pizza, because the pizza ends up getting pretty dried out after reheating the second day.


You can make the perfect homemade pizza when you combine my sauce recipe with Mary's homemade pizza dough, which is my new go-to for pizza night. It has such a light, crisp crust and an excellent flavor because it uses a minimal amount of yeast. If you make an authentic RSS pizza let us know below and send a picture to our email so we can shout you out!


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