I always bought pizza sauce whenever I planned to make pizza at home. Convenient, right? But these days 'home made' bug has bitten me and I am making stuff like this sauce at home! This Pizza sauce is the result of the 'bug bite'. I found that it was incredibly easy to make it at home giving you the flexibility to add/adjust the flavors to suit your taste. 

I agree the color of the sauce is not as 'deep red' as I might have liked. I attribute the loss of color to the type of tomatoes used and/or to the absence of paprika/cayenne. Nonetheless, it was full of flavor from the herbs and spices used. S has declared that this sauce can become the de facto standard [if there is any such thing at all :)].

Home Made Pizza Sauce

Ingredients - 

Tomatoes 4 large
Basil, dried 1 tsp
Garlic 2 cloves
Oregano, dried 1 tsp
Cilantro/Coriander leaves , finely chopped 2 Tbsp
Salt 1 1/2 tsp (or as needed)
Pepper as needed
Red Chilli Powder / Cayenne 1/2 tsp (or as needed)
Sugar 1/2 tsp (Optional)
Olive Oil 1-2 Tbsp

Method Of Preparation -

Blanch the tomatoes, peel the skin and blend the tomatoes into a coarse puree. [I sliced the tomatoes into 2 and microwaved it for 3-4 min, skinned them, chopped them and pureed them]. Blend in coriander leaves and chopped garlic cloves also.

In a heated saucepan, heat oil and let this puree simmer and thicken (it took me about 5-6 min).

Home Made Pizza Sauce

Add the herbs, salt, red chilli powder and sugar. Adjust to taste and remove from heat.

This sauce can be used in making a Pizza as I did or as a dipping sauce for bread sticks.

This can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

Preparation Time 20 min 
Makes 1 cup approx
Posted by Harini on Wednesday, July 6, 2011


  1. Simple pizza sauce. I would have never thought of making it at home till i saw ur post. it looks delicious. will def try this at home.

  2. soujanya Says:
  3. homemade pizza sauce...looking fresh...hmmm...
    this can be a very good dipping sauce for any..
    thanks for sharing..

  4. pizza sauce looks wonderful

  5. divya Says:
  6. wow, looks so delicious n yummy,

  7. Saritha Says:
  8. Never made a pizza at home.Loved the sauce will take the recipe from here when i make my first pizza..

  9. Priya Suresh Says:
  10. Nothing will beat the homemade pizza sauce, i do prepare almost the same..

  11. Pavani Says:
  12. Wow.. that IS a quick and easy pizza sauce. Will make it for our next pizza party.

  13. Indian Khana Says:
  14. Delicious ...so next is pizza?

  15. Unknown Says:
  16. Home made bug is not bad, actually good most of the times :)

    Love the recipe, texture and color of the sauce :)

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