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Thick & Rich Homemade Pizza Sauce

Thick & Rich Homemade Pizza Sauce
  • Meal

    Main Dish

  • Cusine


2 Tbsp olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

28 oz. can crushed tomatoes

6 oz. can tomato paste

1/2 Tbsp sugar

3/4 tsp salt

1 tsp basil

1/2 tsp dried oregano

Freshly cracked pepper

Pinch crushed red pepper, optional


Add the olive oil and garlic to a sauce pot and cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, or just until the garlic is soft and fragrant. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, salt, basil, oregano, some freshly cracked pepper (10-15 cranks of a pepper mill), and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Stir to combine. Cover the pot, allow the pot to come to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for 15 minutes minimum, or up to 30 minutes (I often let it simmer as I prepare my pizza dough).