Pizza Sauce

Recipe Details:

Want a tomato sauce that brings freshness to your dish? This tomato sauce is perfect for homemade pizza, but it's also great on pasta and hot meatball sandwiches. It's only limited to your imagination. Keep it in the freezer for up to three months, so make it ahead and enjoy it with any meal.

TOTAL TIME: 30 min

ACTIVE: 15 min

INACTIVE: 15 min

Makes 4 Cups

SERVING: 1/2 cup

Equipment List

Medium sauce pan


  • 3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 sprig each rosemary, sage, thyme
  • 3 14-oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbs tomato paste
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Mise En Place

Gather all the Ingredients

Pizza sauce ingredients 1

Chop veggies

Small dice the onion, carrot, and celery. Finely chop the parsley.

Pizza sauce ingredients 2


In a sauce pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery and parsley. Cook for three minutes. Add garlic, cook for another three minutes.

Pizza sauce saute

Add herbs

Chop the basil leaves. Add the basil leaves, rosemary, sage, and thyme. Stir for 30 seconds.

Pizza Sauce basil

Add tomatoes

Add the remaining ingredients. Reduce to a simmer, cook uncovered for 10 minutes.

Pizza sauce tomato


Remove the herb sprigs. Enjoy.

Keep it refrigerated for four days or frozen for three months.

Pizza sauce final