Basic Pizza Sauce Recipe (Red)
An easy and delicious tomato-based (red) pizza sauce recipe.
Recipe type: Pizza Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: Approximately 2 cups
  • 14 oz canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt (or to taste)
  1. If using canned whole tomatoes, pulse them in a magic bullet or food processor until mostly smooth. Whether or not you leave some chunks is a matter of preference. If using crushed or finely chopped tomatoes, you can skip this step.
  2. Combine the chopped tomatoes and the rest of the sauce ingredients in a medium-sized glass or plastic bowl and stir well. Taste and season with more salt if desired - just remember that the cheese and other toppings will also contain salt so you don't want to go overboard.
Recipe by The Wood Fired Enthusiast at