The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce Evar

We really like making homemade pizza at my house.  It’s a great way to use up leftover vegetables and it’s healthier and cheaper than delivery.  The key to tasty pizza is good ingredients, and delicious sauce forms a great base for everything else you want to pile on top of your pizza.  I stumbled on this pizza sauce recipe years ago and it is a-mazing.  I’ve been known to eat spoonfuls of it right out of the pan.

Ultimate Pizza Sauce Recipe from


    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
    • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
    • 1 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
    • 1 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 small bay leaves
    • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter with the oil. Add the onion, celery and garlic and saute until soft and transparent.
  2. Add tomato sauce and tomato paste and stir until smooth.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and bring to slow simmer.
  4. Simmer for 30-60 minutes (or not at all depending on your taste and time frame).
  5. Remove the bay leaf and spread the sauce on your prepared pizza dough.
  6. Luci’s Notes: I think I usually use more celery and onion than the recipe calls for.  It’s a chunky sauce.  If you like your sauce smoother, you can always puree it with an immersion blender.  I always double this recipe so I can freeze some and have it on hand!

By Luci Furious

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