I am excited to share this Easy Pizzeria Style Pizza Sauce with you guys!
Back in the day, I worked at a pizzeria. I worked there my junior and senior years of high school as well as at another location of the same pizzeria during my first two and half years of college. I’ve made my fair share of pizza. I love pizza!
When we would make sauce we would make it in a five gallon bucket. It had 2 10 lb cans of tomato sauce and 2 10 lb cans of crushed tomatoes. We would dump those in first and then mix in the spices. I really loved their pizza sauce, but making 40 lbs at a time seemed a bit much, so a few years after I retired from my pizza making days, I figured out how to scale it back to a realistic amount.
This sauce is really good. Just the right balance between, salt-y, tomato-y, basil-y and garlic-y. We love to save a little and dip bread sticks in it. Yum!
I still have the original recipe memorized so if you ever find yourself in need of 40 lbs of pizza sauce, just let me know. I’m your girl!
And for all those other times when you just need enough to make 2 or three pizza’s for your family. This is for you!
- 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
- 1 cup crushed tomatoes (canned)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp basil
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ⅛ tsp pepper
- Drizzle of olive oil (optional) The place I worked didn't add olive oil, but I have a deep-rooted belief that anything made with tomatoes goes up a notch when you add a little olive oil!
- In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and stir.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour so flavors can mingle. We always made it at least 5-6 hours in advance.
- Spoon onto pizza dough and spread evenly, leaving an inch of dough uncovered along the edge. Top with mozzarella cheese and your favorite pizza toppings.