Pizza and Pasta Sauce

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This is my go-to red sauce. I use it on everything from pizza, to pasta, to meatballs. I always make a double batch of my homemade pizza and pasta sauce and freeze some for later. It is packed with tomato flavor and has the perfect herb flavor. There’s a healthy dose of garlic and shallot to add that richness you want. I am a big fan of this sauce.

Homemade Pizza and Pasta Sauce

Thicker Or Thinner. Your Call

Depending on what you use this sauce for, you might want to puree it slightly in a blender. Or use a blender stick. We prefer our homemade pizza and pasta sauce a little thicker and chunky, even if we use it on pizzas. It’s not tomato juice. I want to not only taste the tomato I want to see it and bite into it!

5 from 1 vote

Homemade Pizza and Pasta Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 62kcal
Author Mike


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3-5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2-3 shallots chopped
  • 3 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped (or 1 tablespoon dried)
  • 3 tablespoon fresh marjoram chopped (or 1 tablespoon dried)
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped (or 2 teaspoons dried)


  • Heat oil over high heat. Add garlic, shallots, thyme and marjoram and saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add wine and reduce by 1/2, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the two cans of tomatoes. Simmer, stirring often, for 7 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 -3/4ths of the can of tomato paste, sugar, and hot pepper flakes. Simmer an additional 7 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and add the basil, cook another 1 minute.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 407IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

One thought on “Pizza and Pasta Sauce”

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve always loved pizza hut, my wife and I would take the kids after every pee-wee little league game on Wednesday’s, win or loose we ordered a large pizza and a picture of soda. We spent lots of time with our kids and watched them grow and become beautiful adults, Thanks for the recipe it will bring back memories for us all. Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Rodriquez

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