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Perfect Pizza Sauce

Perfect Pizza Sauce

Perfect Pizza Sauce - The perfect sweet, spicy balance of tomato, herbs and garlic in a pizza sauce that complements any of your favourite toppings.
Course Italian Inspired
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 32 oz can diced tomatoes remove one cup without juice for the end or dice one additional large fresh tomato
  • 1 19 ounce can plain tomato sauce
  • 1/4 tsp crushed chili flakes more or less to taste
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground fennel seed
  • 2 tbsp dry oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a heavy bottom pot heat over medium-low heat, lightly saute the garlic in the oil until it softens but does not brown, about 1 minute.
  2. Immediately add the remaining ingredients, except for the diced tomatoes that are reserved to add at the end.
  3. Simmer over low heat for about half an hour before tossing in the remaining diced tomatoes and simmering for another few minutes.
  4. If you prefer a smoother, less chunky sauce, just puree it with an immersion blender or in a blender or food processor when it cools.
  5. Store in 16 ounce plastic containers in the freezer.