Recipe: Homemade Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce

by Melissa McKinnon

Our delicious homemade pizza! This one has homemade wheat sourdough crust with pepperoni, bacon, mushrooms, leeks, and real mozzarella!


  • 1 Tbsp. butter and/or 1 Tbsp. olive oil (if you fried up some bacon for your pizza, you could add a teaspoon of the bacon grease for extra flavor)
  • 1 small shallot, minced (I used my garlic press, so it was hidden in the sauce; you could use a quarter of an onion if you don’t have a shallot sitting around)
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • sea salt & freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1/2 – 3/4 c. water (depending on if you like thick or thin sauce)
  • 1 tsp. vegetable bouillon (you could substitute chicken broth for the water and bouillon, if desired)
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly chopped parsley (or 1 tsp. dried parsley leaves)
  • 1 tsp. dried basil leaves (or 1 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme leaves (or 1 tsp. fresh thyme)
  • 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary (or 1 tsp. fresh rosemary)
  • pinch of sugar


Heat oil and/or butter in saucepan over medium heat. Mince garlic and shallot and sautee. Reduce heat to low and add the rest of the ingredients, heating through and stirring until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Notes: A pinch of crushed red pepper flakes could also be good if you like a little kick. Play with water and herb amounts until you come up with your perfect combination. I used 1/2 c. water because I like thick sauce.

Serves: one 16″ pizza

2 responses to “Recipe: Homemade Pizza Sauce

  1. It’s always best when we use fresh herbs! I love this nearly-weekly tradition!

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