A great pizza sauce recipe has eluded me for years.
I grew up with a dad that often made his own dough and sauce, so I’m a bit of a pizza snob.
I swear I’ve been through dozens of recipes, but I could never seem to find the right balance of sweetness, tang, and spice….until now. This sauce has the exact combination of spices and flavor that perfectly compliment any Italian pie, and we use it on every. Single. Pizza.
The absolute best pizza sauce recipe.
- 3 c. tomato puree not sauce, see Notes
- 1 t. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large garlic clove minced
- 1 t. dried oregano
- 1 t. dried basil
- 1/2 t. dried thyme
- 1 t. fennel seeds
- scant 1/2 t. salt
- 1 t. granulated sweetener
- 1/4 t. red pepper flakes
- 1 t. red wine or apple cider vinegar
Heat the oil in a saucepan.
Add the garlic, and saute just until fragrant (about 20 seconds).
- Add in the rest of the ingredients (except for the vinegar).
Bring to a low bubble, and lower the heat to a simmer.
Cook for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from heat, and stir in the vinegar.
- Use as desired!
Nutrition facts are based on using regular sugar and apple cider vinegar. WW SmartPoints: 5
I use this tomato puree by Pomi in this recipe.
…the finished product…
…this sauce is so tasty, I even dip my pizza into it…
…thank you Mr. Goslin for your helping hands with this shoot. 😀
The pizza you’re looking at is my cheese-free version of the popular Cauliflower Pizza Crust.
You can also give my Zucchini Pizza Crust a go! 😀
What’s your favorite way to top your pizza?
I enjoy A LOT of veggies on mine. Mushrooms, red onion, green pepper, kalamata olives, and some fresh basil when it comes out.
Shared with: Wellness Weekend