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pizza sauce

Easy to make, NY style pizza sauce
Course Pizza
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 208kcal
Author Marie


  • 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)


  • Combine all ingredients except water in a bowl and mix well
  • If you used puree, slowly add water, using more or less if necessary until you reach desired consistency
  • 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.


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 1224mg | Potassium: 920mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1376IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 4mg