Homemade pizza sauce


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time20 mins
  • Makes1 cup
Homemade pizza sauce

Photo: Erik Putz

Skip the store-bought stuff and whip up your own tasty red sauce. Spread it over naan and cover with your family's favourite toppings.


  • 1 tbsp butter

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 156-mL can tomato paste

  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano

  • 1/2 tsp dried basil

  • 1/4 tsp granulated sugar, (optional)

  • 1/4 tsp salt


Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic powders and cook, 1 min. Add tomato paste and stir, 1 min. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add 3/4 cup water, oregano, basil, sugar (if desired) and salt. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce reduces to 1 cup, about 10 min. Let cool.

Nutrition (per ¼ cup)

Calories 63, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 9g, Fat 3g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 208mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent March/April 2020 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.

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