Skip the jarred stuff and whip up a batch of this classic New York-style pizza sauce right in the comfort of your own kitchen. It's the fastest way to bring your own kitchen to Italian bistro status. The end result is a versatile, flavorful, and perfectly chunky sauce that is perfect for any pizza, calzone, or any other Italian dish that's on the menu. With only eight ingredients and a no-cook prep, this sauce is truly perfect for a quick and easy dinner kind of night.
7 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 (14.5-ounce) can petite-cut diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
How to Make It
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk.
This sauce is perfect for pizza, calzones, pasta, or for a dipping sauce. Add different herbs for a twist on this recipe. This would be delicious on a margherita pizza, pineapple and ham pizza (however controversial this might be), roasted red peppers and sausage pizza, supreme pizza-you name it. This sauce is so versatile and so simple.
I made this sauce as is. (I don't like reviews that rate recipes when changes have been made. I want to know what it tastes like as is) It was REALLY good. I let it sit for about 4 hours to infuse the ingredients before I used it. I doubled the recipe and will freeze the leftover part. I'll be using this again!
Delicious! Went great with the homemade pizza dough. Taste actually stood out against the dough and the toppings unlike on some take out pizzas and bought sauces. Very easy and quick to make. Wouldn't hesitate to serve this to company.
Nice pizza sauce with plenty of flavor. I only used about 1 1/2 Tbsp. of water because we like a thicker sauce. Next time I might hit it with my immersion blender to make it a little smoother. I love that this is a stir-together sauce with no cooking. Will be my go-to pizza sauce from now on.
I've made this sauce several times; it's quick & easy and has wonderful flavor. Sometimes I add some wine, I like tawny port, & simmer for a bit before using in another recipe. I have served it with sausages and pasta to family. It's a wonderful quick recipe for a homemade sauce I would serve to anyone.