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Make your own Thick and Rich Pizza Sauce at home in minutes using pantry staples. Use the sauce fresh or freeze for later! BudgetBytes.com
Thick & Rich Pizza Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Make your own Thick and Rich Pizza Sauce at home in minutes using pantry staples. Use the sauce fresh or freeze for later! 

Total Cost: $2.70 recipe / $0.90 serving
Servings: 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil $0.26
  • 1 clove garlic, minced $0.08
  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes $1.47
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste $0.59
  • 1/2 Tbsp sugar $0.05
  • 3/4 tsp salt $0.05
  • 1 tsp basil $0.10
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano $0.05
  • Freshly cracked pepper $0.05
  • Pinch crushed red pepper, optional $0.02
Instructions
  1. Add the olive oil and garlic to a sauce pot and cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, or just until the garlic is soft and fragrant.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, salt, basil, oregano, some freshly cracked pepper (10-15 cranks of a pepper mill), and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover the pot, allow the pot to come to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for 15 minutes minimum, or up to 30 minutes (I often let it simmer as I prepare my pizza dough).
Recipe Notes

To freeze this sauce, first cool it completely in the refrigerator, then transfer to quart-sized freezer bags or freezer-safe resealable containers and freeze until solid. Simply reheat over low heat in a sauce pot, with a lid to minimize evaporation, and stirring often, until heated through.