Restaurant-Style Pizza Sauce (Homemade)

Looking for the restaurant quality sauce but that homemade flair? Then look no further. You’ve come to the right place. This quick and easy recipe was created for the novice cook but delicious enough to make people think you bought it from a store or a restaurant. 

In my house, we are pizza lovers. I mean we could eat pizza 2-3 times a week. Even my tiny human loves it and we all know how hard it can be to get toddlers to eat. So when I first set out to make a good hearty pizza sauce, I first had to consider a few things. First, my husband does not like chunks of tomatoes. So it was very important that I made a sauce that he would enjoy that did not include chunky tomatoes. Second, I needed this recipe to be simple because we are all joggling a lot and have busy weeks and I didn’t want this sauce to add to the pressure. As a matter of fact, this sauce will actually help lighten the load. And Lastly, it needed to be kid friendly. Like I mentioned before, kids can be picky and mine is no exception to the rule.

Once I tried this recipe several times and got the texture, flavor and consistency right. I knew it was time to share. Everyone needs a good pizza sauce in their recipe box. Let’s make this your new household staple.

Speaking of lightening the load, the best part of this recipe is the fact that it can be made in advance and placed in the fridge for 5-7 days. It can also be frozen for up to 6 months, woot woot!! This is so cool because not only can this recipe be created in under 30 minutes but you can also make it store it to be used later on in the month or year.

So get ready, get set for a new pizza sauce that everyone is sure to love!

Restaurant Style Pizza Sauce

Looking for the authentic Italian Pizza sauce but made right in your kitchen. Then look no further. You found the right one!
Course Appetizer, Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword easy, homemade, homemade pizza sauce, pizza, Pizza bomb, pizza sauce, restaurant pizza sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Author thedentalmomma


  • 1 15 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Red pepper flakes
  • Red wine vinegar
  • ½ onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1-2 tbsp  avocado oil


  • To a heated pot(medium heat) add 2 tbsp of avocado oil. Followed by ½ a chopped onion. Let that cook until the onion becomes translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic, 2 tsp of oregano, 2 tsp of italian seasoning, red pepper flakes to taste and 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar and give it a quick stir to combine.
  • Now pour in your can of crushed tomatoes. Add ¼ cup of water and stir.
  • Bring pot to a gentle boil and then reduce heat to a simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • All done!
  • Sauce can be used immediately on your homemade pizza dough or a store bought crust.


Here’s a few tips/ tricks!
  • Be sure to let pizza sauce cool completely before storing in the fridge or freezer.
  • Pizza sauce can be stored in the fridge for about 5-7 days. 
  • It can also be frozen and stored in the freezer for up to 6 months!

If you enjoyed this recipe check out my other pizza related recipes:

Super Easy Pizza Bombs & Homemade Pizza Dough

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