Pizza and Pasta Sauce

This is my go-to red sauce. I use it on everything from pizza, to pasta, to meatballs. I always make a double batch and freeze some for later.

Depending on what you use this sauce for, you might want to puree it slightly in a blender or using a blender stick. We prefer our sauce a little thicker and chunky, even if we use it on pizzas.

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Pasta Sauce

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


  • 1/4 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 large can diced tomatoes
  • 1 large can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon hot 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.