Pizza Sauce recipe

pizza-sauce-recipePizza has always been a cherished fast food alternative for children and adults alike, and with the vast variety of toppings that you can add on a Pizza, there’s no end to how many options you have to make it appealing each time. But there’s one thing that pretty much stays consistent, and that is the recipe for basic Pizza Sauce. Though Pesto is gaining ground these days, the traditional tomato sauce flavored with garlic and Italian seasonings still remains a preferred choice. So here’s an authentic recipe for Pizza sauce, just in time to use up all the seasonal tomatoes; you could tweak it as you like, but its best used as it is, because some things in life are best kept simple!

[Recipe & photo courtesy of Wellsphere]
Recipe good for one pizza base

1 cup (8 ounces) peeled, seeded, and chopped ripe tomatoes (including their juice), or canned crushed tomatoes (including their juice)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 large garlic clove, chopped
1/4 tsp hot pepper flakes
2 tsp chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

In a large skillet, heat enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Over medium-low heat, cook the garlic and red pepper flakes until the garlic just begins to turn golden. Carefully add the can of tomato purée, as it tends to sputter when it hits the hot oil. Give the sauce a stir, add the ground fennel, and cook over medium-low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, until the sauce is slightly thicker and the flavors have melded. Season to taste with salt.


  1. Hi Mansi,
    Helpful recipe of Pizza sauce. But you haven't mentioned about ground fennel in ingre. list. How much we need it?
    Thanks. 🙂

  2. nice recipe!
    thanks for sharing!
    it looks so yummy!

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