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Big Batch Pizza Sauce

This easy pizza sauce (first appeared on Or Whatever You Do) recipe gets cooked right on your stovetop, and takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. You’ll love how delicious this is. MUCH better than anything you’ll find in a can.

Big Batch Pizza Sauce

Homemade pizza is definitely one of my guilty pleasures. I’m a pizza/pasta/taco fan. It is my “comfort” food, and the favorites from my childhood, and what ends up on my family table more nights than not.

Especially since potatoes are pretty much off of the menu since Amelia was diagnosed with her potato allergy. Any given day, we’re doing meat/veggie/starch, pizza, pasta, or stir-fry.

Take-out pizza definitely makes an appearance more often that my homemade variety, but when I have a little time to do some more pre-planning and get my pizza crust going, this sauce is quick enough to throw together while the crust is rising to not be too big of a pain in the butt.

It also would work really well in my Pepperoni Rotini Bake.

Big Batch Pizza Sauce

The kids always enjoy a good pepperoni pizza, but for me – my favorite is Hawaiian. Really great canadian bacon, fresh cut pineapple, and sliced mushrooms – ON TOP of the cheese please, with extra sauce to dip the garlic butter crust in.

Now – you guys know that I say this all the time, but I’m going to say it again.


It matters.

For this, I used a big 28 ounce can of crushed San Marzanos. It makes enough sauce for 2 – 3 large pizzas, depending on how crazy you go with the sauce. For a BIG BIG batch version, this can definitely be doubled (and IS doubled in the recipe below).

I go crazy, and like extra to dip my crust into sauce. If you are more conservative with your sauce love, you could probably squeeze 3 out of this. Personally, I love making a double batch and freezing the extra! Just make sure to freeze it in quart-sized freezer bags so it is a manageable amount.

This would also be a really great option for dipping my garlic twisty breadsticks into!

easy pizza sauce

This quick and easy pizza sauce gets thrown together in about 15 minutes, uses common ingredients, and is better than anything that comes pre-made. Make it while your dough rises!

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons garlic {minced}
  • 2 28 ounce cans can crushed tomatoes {high quality}
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat, and saute the garlic for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir, and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Need dessert? Check out these awesome Big Batch Brownies!

Big Batch Brownies