Chunky Pizza Sauce

Chunky Pizza Sauce

A thick homemade pizza sauce bursting with flavor! This pizza sauce uses ingredients from the pantry and is perfectly delicious!


4 cups


2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons dried oregano
4 cloves garlic, minced (or 2 teaspoons garlic powder)
1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped onion (or 1 tablespoon dried onion)
1 teaspoon dried basil
8 rosemary leaves, crushed (or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary)
12 fennel seeds, optional
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt


1. In a heavy 2-quart saucepan, combine all ingredients. Heat over medium-low heat, covered, until boiling.

2. Simmer covered, but with lid vented, stirring occasionally for about 45 minutes, until sauce is thickened.

Use on homemade pizza or in any recipe calling for pizza sauce! Freeze leftover sauce, or keep in the fridge for several days.

Chunky Pizza Sauce

Chunky Pizza Sauce

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Additional Notes: 

This recipe is from my friend Sheri T. :)

Preparation Time: 

10 minutes

Cooking Time: 

1 hour

Tammy's Review: 

Delicious, thick pizza sauce, seasoned to perfection. :)

Read more about this recipe for homemade pizza sauce in my blog post! :)


This was so good. Of course I started making it without paying attention and added 2-28 oz of diced tomatoes. So I just doubled all the spices and it was fabulous. I was able to freeze 3 small mason jars for next time. Thank you for the post.


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