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Mason jar filled with pizza sauce with a wooden spoon in the jar.

Pizza Sauce

Make your own delicious, rich pizza sauce at home with this simple recipe.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword pizza sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author Meghan Payne-Hensley


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 28 ounce can tomato puree
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons brown sugar


  • Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add olive oil to the hot pan. Add garlic, basil, oregano, thyme and salt. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Stir in the tomato puree and brown sugar. Bring to a simmer then turn the heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you want a thicker sauce, you can simmer another 30 minutes.