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Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce

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Looking for the BEST homemade pizza sauce? You've come to the right place! Sautéed minced onion and garlic combined with dried herbs, sun-dried tomatoes and wine in a thick and robust tomato sauce. This recipe yields 1½ cups in about 30 minutes.
Course condiments
Cuisine Italian
Keyword from scratch, garlic, home made, how to, pizza sauce, Tomato, wine
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Additional Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 1 recipe
Calories 271
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed through a garlic press
  • 2 tablespoons minced sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine like Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar optional
  • 1 cup water
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • Heat a large 10-inch skillet over moderate heat. When hot add in olive oil, minced onion with a pinch of salt and sauté until soft.
  • Add in the garlic, and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add in the minced sun-dried tomatoes, dried oregano and basil and stir, cooking for 1 minute. The oil and the heat of the pan will soften up the dried herbs.
  • Pour in the white wine and let that simmer until absorbed.
  • Add in the tomato paste, sugar and the cup of water and stir until combined. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the sauce for 10 to 15 minutes before seasoning with kosher salt and black pepper.


Pour in to a jar and cool completely before storing. Use immediately or store it in the fridge for up to 1 week or possibly longer.


Serving: 1recipe | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 725mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 477IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 4mg