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Basic Pizza Sauce Recipe | How To Make Pizza Sauce

Delicious and versatile tomato sauce perfect for the Italian delicacies like pizza and pasta. Learn how to make basic pizza sauce in few simple steps. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 200 Gram
Author: Hina Gujral


  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 Cup chopped onion
  • 4 - 5 ripe tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, optional
  • 1/4 Cup tomato ketchup
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoon Italian herb mix
  • 1/4 Cup fresh basil leaves


  • Wash the tomato and pat them dry. Blend the tomato in a food processor to make a chunky paste. Set aside. 
  • Heat butter and olive oil in a saucepan. Add chopped garlic, onion and fry for 2 - 3 seconds. 
  • Now add the tomato paste followed by tomato ketchup, Italian herb mix, salt, vinegar and pepper. Stir to combine well. 
  • Allow the sauce to simmer over low heat for 5 - 10 minutes to thicken a bit. 
  • Add fresh basil leaves and turn off the heat. Allow the pizza sauce to cool down to room temperature before storing.
  • Store pizza sauce in a clean and dry jar with the lid. Keep it in the fridge until required. Or you can use it immediately. 



For a kickass pizza sauce, don't forget to combine a generous tablespoon of tomato sauce. And you will have the best pizza sauce on earth. It is a tried and tested formula that has always worked for me and friends around.