Zesty Pizza Sauce

Adapted from Oh Sweet Basil.

Or try this very simple, delicious recipe for pizza sauce.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Pinch red pepper flakes (or more for heat)
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 16oz can Hunts tomato sauce
  • 3-4 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Recipe for Sourdough Pizza Dough or simple, quick Mom’s pizza dough.


  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
  2. Add the garlic, onion powder, red pepper flakes, basil and oregano. Stir a few times and allow the herbs to bloom.
  3. Add brown sugar, tomato sauce, tomato paste, parmesan, and water.
  4. Stir to combine and bring to a light boil.
  5. Turn down to low, season to taste and allow to simmer for 10 minutes or up to 2 hours.