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The Only Recipe for Pizza Sauce You'll Ever Need!

This easy recipe makes a fabulous pizza sauce.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author GlutenFreeBaking.com


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced or put through a garlic press
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons butter increase to one tablespoon if you feel like it.
  • 1 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes OR 15 ounce crushed tomatoes OR s OR 2 cups approx fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste increase to three tablespoons for a thicker sauce.


  1. In a small pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat until shimmering. Add onions. Cook until soft. Stir frequently while cooking. Add the garlic. Stir. Cook until soft and aromatic. Add basil, oregano, red pepper flakes. Stir to combine. Add salt and sugar. Stir. Cook for two minutes. Add butter. Cook, stirring constantly, until butter melts.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add tomatoes. Cook as desired. You could cook the sauce for just a minute to warm or you could cook for an hour for a rich, thick sauce.