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2 2/3 cups (serving size: about 1/4 cup)

Homemade pizza sauce is far superior to the jarred stuff. It’s fresher, far tastier, and much easier to make than you’d expect. With only eight ingredients and a no-cook prep, this classic New York-style pizza sauce is truly perfect for a quick and easy dinner kind of night.

Making pizza sauce from scratch is 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.

How to Make It

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk.

Chef's Notes

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. 

Ratings & Reviews

vickie681's Review

February 16, 2015
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!

DoctorT's Review

April 07, 2014
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.

sarahjones123's Review

August 24, 2012

Trishia64's Review

November 06, 2011
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.

XplorR's Review

August 17, 2011
Simply delicious and it made the whole house smell like an italian bistro!

annacaraballo's Review

July 24, 2011
This is a fantastic recipe! I followed the recipe on everything except I added roasted garlic to it and stewed tomatoes that I blended briefly.

tawnie23's Review

July 05, 2011
Was light and fresh and a smash hit with my 5 and 3 year olds!!! Definately a keeper!!

debidee1999's Review

August 02, 2010
This recipe has become a favorite whenever we are making pizza. This is a definted 'keeper'.

1cheryl1's Review

July 25, 2010
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.

cjbuddy's Review

December 29, 2009
I have made this sauce so many times. I always increase the garlic and leave out the water. I also puree everything in the blender to make less chunky as my husband and I prefer it better.