Homemade Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Today’s post is quite exciting for me, because it is my first month as a new member of the Secret Recipe Club!! SRC is where a fun group of food bloggers gather and each month we are assigned a blog, and someone is assigned ours, and we make a recipe from each other’s blog, but keep it quiet until reveal day! Which is today, in case that wasn’t obvious. 😉

making pizza sauce

So anyways, I was assigned A Couple in the Kitchen, a terrific blog I highly recommend you check out. It’s written by the adorable couple Chris and Amy (read their story here).

I had a hard time deciding what I should make from this scrumptious blog, but when I ran across a recipe for homemade pizza sauce, I immediately clicked on it. And then I found out that they learned this recipe while taking a pizza making class from an Italian chef! I knew I had found my secret recipe.

making homemade pizza sauce

A little background: y’all know I avoid processed foods (for the most part). But I kind of love a certain brand of canned pizza sauce. I’ve tried to make it myself before, and it just never passed muster. But, every time I buy the stuff, I do chide myself a bit for buying something canned. So I cannot tell you how happy I am to find this recipe!! Because this pizza sauce is LEGIT. It’s every bit as awesome-tasting as my canned kind, but so much better because it’s from scratch. Also, it’s easy to make, quick to make, and just tastes amazing. This is going in my arsenal of tricks, and will get busted out time and time again. Thank you, thank you, thank you Chris and Amy!!

Homemade pizza sauce

{One year ago: Penne alla Puttanesca}

Source: adapted from A Couple in the Kitchen

1 (15 oz.) can San Marzano whole, peeled tomatoes
1 tbs garlic powder
1/2 tbs dried parsley
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried marjoram
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 tbs olive oil
1 1/2 tbs red wine vinegar
Kosher salt, to taste

Place the tomatoes, with their juices, in the blender or food processor and blend until mostly smooth. Pour into a small bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine thoroughly.
Place a fine-mesh strainer over a medium bowl and line with 2 layers of cheesecloth. Pour the sauce over the cloth and let stand for at least 30 minutes, and up to 1 1/2 hours. Taste for seasoning and adjust if needed. This makes enough sauce for 1 pizza.

18 responses to “Homemade Pizza Sauce

  1. Welcome to SRC! I’m totally going to make this sauce – never thought to drain the tomato sauce for pizza so the crust doesn’t get soggy (we eat pizza at least once a week in this house.)

    • Texan New Yorker

      Thank you so much, I love it here! Yeah, soggy pizza crust = no bueno. No worries with this sauce though, it’s so nice and thick. I hope you enjoy it!

  2. Beautiful? But why the straining?

    • Texan New Yorker

      Thanks Mimi! If you don’t strain the sauce is too watery; it would likely run off your pizza crust and the sauce that did stay on would make the crust really soggy. It just thickens it nicely.

  3. Welcome to SRC!!! We are honored to be your first! So glad you enjoyed the sauce. Yours looks scrumptious!!!

  4. What a great looking sauce! It looks delicious and simple enough that I might be convinced to stop buying sauce and start making my own 🙂

  5. Welcome to SRC! Your pizza sauce looks wonderful.

  6. This looks much better than the pizza sauce I normally make. Will need to try this next time i make pizza!

  7. I love to make pizza dough! so this sauce sounds wonderful.
    Bookmarked indeed!

  8. and you are welcome to SRC of course!!!

  9. Sounds perfect to me, too! Love all the herbs!

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