Best EVER Pizza Sauce

Best EVER Pizza Sauce | Real Housemoms

Best EVER Pizza Sauce | Real Housemoms

Last week I shared the easiest and yummiest homemade pizza dough with you and promised to share this equally delicious pizza sauce with you this week and I will always keep my promises sooooo here it is. I’ve done the spaghetti sauce on the pizza dough before but it never tastes like my favorite pizza from up the street.  I went on a search of Pinterest and found this recipe posted on  I had to try it because the person that posted it said it was given to them as a wedding gift.  You know it HAS to be good if someone gives it as a wedding gift, right?  Let me tell you that I wasn’t disappointed.  It was soooo good.  I was just tasting it with a spoon as it cooked and loved it.  I ended up making the Easy Peasey Pizza Dough Bread Sticks from last week so that I could dip them in this sauce.  It would be perfect for more than just pizza too.  You could use it for your calzones or meatball subs or bread sticks like me.

The original recipe calls for diced onion and celery.  I used these but I was worried that if my little guys saw a more chunky pizza sauce they’d complain or pick off the onions and celery that I wanted them to eat.  At first I tried a very small chop and hoped they would sort of break up or get smaller as they cooked but they were still large enough for my picky guy to notice so I pulled out the blender and pureed them after sauteing them but before I added the tomato sauce and paste.  I had also never thought of adding fennel seed to my pizza sauce but let me tell you I’m so glad I did.  It really adds something to the sauce and makes it killer.  I made a big batch of it and plan on freezing some to use for fast dinners later. Give it a shot, you’ll be super happy you did.

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Best EVER Pizza Sauce
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This pizza sauce is delicious and thick! It's the perfect sauce for your pizza, calzones, bread sticks or meatball sub! Make a big batch and freeze for later.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T butter
  • ½ c onion, chopped
  • ¼ c celery, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 2 T grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 t basil, dried
  • 1 t oregano, dried
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ t sugar
  • ¼ t black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 t fennel seed
  1. melt butter and heat olive oil in a large pot over med heat
  2. add the onion, celery and garlic and saute until soft
  3. remove to blender and puree until smooth then return back to the pot
  4. add in tomato sauce and tomato paste and stir
  5. add the rest of the ingredients and allow it to simmer on lower heat for 30 to 60 minutes
  6. remove the bay leaf before using on your pizza




  1. Karie says

    Thank you for sharing I am very excited to make both the sauce and the bread sticks this week!
    Enjoy your day!

    • says

      Yes Margot, celery. :) I was more surprised by the fennel seed but all the flavors really work together. I would try it out with all the ingredients and you will love it.

  2. Sherilyn says

    Both the sauce and the dough look amazing! I can’t wait to try them! Do you know if the dough can be frozen before it’s baked?

    • says

      Thanks Sherilyn! I’m not sure it it would work. I think it would but you’d have to let it thaw and rise on the counter. If I try it I’ll let you know but if you try it first pop back in and let me know. :)

  3. says

    Awesome sauce :) Very similar to how I make mine – I also add shredded carrot to the sauce. Adds just a tiny bit of sweetness.


  4. says

    I think is 6 ounces of tomato paste and 8 ounces of tomato sauce…but I think maybe you mean 16ounces and 18 ounces… because there is a number one beside the 6 and the 8…. can you confirm how much it is.

    thanks….sorry my english

  5. Michelle says

    Fantastic sauce, thank you. I don’t buy tomato sauce, but organic diced tomatoes in a can, put in the blender with the onions and celery works great. I love this sauce!!

  6. says

    Thanks Aubrey for the delicious sauce. After finally mastering gourmet homemade pizzas, cheese zaatar, and breads, this sauce was a welcome addition to my recipes. It had a great flavor. My family enjoyed it. They don’t even want take out anymore. I made some flat bread with a spoon of Renee’s garlic spread, mozzarella cheese on top, pinch of salt and pepper on top and baked them like I would my pizzas with a pizza stone and high temp for 5 min or so. I used your recipe as a dipping sauce type marinara sauce to try something new. It turned out great. It’s so great to make fresh homemade and not have to order out for a pizza or anything or go out to buy zataar early mornings on the weekend. My house often smell like a bakery now and my friends and family love it. You mentioned giving out a pizza dough before recipe. All I know is that once someones masters the pizza dough, you can pretty much bake anything with a few variations here and there. Thanks again!

  7. Izabel says

    What the difference on the capital T and a small t in your ingredients is T = Tablespoon & small t=teaspoon.

    Please advise

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