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homemade pizza sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

This pizza sauce is made entirely from scratch, and it's perfectly smooth and thick. It's fantastic on top of pizza, but it can also double as a marinara sauce or a steak sauce!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cup


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion finely grated
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato purée (about 1 & 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup


  • In a large skillet or saucepan, combine your olive oil, onion, and garlic. Place your pan over medium heat and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until the onion turns translucent and softens. Add salt and oregano to the onion and garlic. Cook for another minute or so to slightly toast the oregano. Add tomato paste and cook for another minute to toast as well.
  • Pour in the tomato puree, sugar, and ketchup to the sauce. Turn the heat up to high and bring the sauce to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until thickened to your liking. Taste for salt and adjust if needed. Cool slightly before using to top pizza.
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