pizza sauce
Easy to make, NY style pizza sauce
  • 28 oz can of tomato puree or tomato sauce (I now prefer sauce; you can also use diced tomato, whole tomatoes that you puree yourself, etc)
  • ½ cup water (**only if using store bought puree**)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • handful of fresh basil if available (I only use this in summer when in season)
  • 1-2 teaspoons sugar (optional - taste your tomatoes first as they all differ in sweetness and then, if needed, add a little at a time)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1.5 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper (optional)
  1. Combine all ingredients except water in a bowl and mix well
  2. If you used puree, slowly add water, using more or less if necessary until you reach desired consistency
  3. The sauce should be thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon but thin enough to spread easily on the pizza. Keep in mind that the sauce thickens a bit in the oven, so if it is too thick to begin with you will end up with paste.
Recipe by Feeling Foodish at