88 Reviews

I have tried so many different sauce recipes out there. From America's Test Kitchen to Emeril to Cooking Light. They all were missing something and I had to keep looking. Well, as of today, my search is over! This recipe is perfect in taste and consistency. I double the batch and freeze it or use as dip for breadsticks. It is truly as good as storebought. Oh, it's also great with 1/4 tsp onion powder.

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lilsweetie February 28, 2010

I really liked this sauce......flavorful but not too spicey. I added some onion powder to the recipe as I happen to like onion powder. The sauce was just right as far as not too acidic tasting or not too sweet. My finished pizza got a lot of compliments especially on the sauce.

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blkorigami April 12, 2011

I don't think it's quite Papa John's, however it is very good, I didn't even think of my usual "this isn't right" thoughts about the sauce like always, it was very much I have to have more!

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pro home chef August 10, 2010

We love this sauce! It's our favorite new discovery! I've used crushed tomatoes, which makes it pretty thick but still works in a pinch. Thanks for posting it.

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superfrog1221 November 03, 2009

Very tasty!! This is becoming my staple pizza sauce recipe. I've been using canned, diced tomatoes that I puree since I seem to have them on hand more often, and it works just fine. Very easy to make while waiting for pizza dough to rise. Can't recommend this recipe enough.

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Stellula October 30, 2009

I made this with Almost Like Papa John's Pizza Dough (#177072) and was shocked how fast my pizza's got eaten. Normally we only need 2 pizzas and still have leftovers. I doubled the recipe and made 3 large pizza's, they were gone! My mom said it was the first time in a long time pizza didn't give her heart burn. I will definitly make again!

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HJMcChristian June 14, 2012

Not a bad recipe, i made a few lil changes that everyone seems to like, give it a try. I omitted the salt and used 3 beef boulin cubes, add 1 tsp onion powder, 1 TBL Worcestershire sauce and I do like a lil more spice so I added 1 TBL red peppers which you don't have too.

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Twisted.n.Warped.Cowboy October 23, 2010

Thanks Manda!

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concretegirl March 10, 2010

I live in Louisville KY, nealry in the same neighborhood as John Schnatter and I think he would be impressed.

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Bella Rachelle August 28, 2009

Good sauce. Great recipie to have on hand. I generally have all those things in my pantry.

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brandidt July 11, 2009
Papa John's Pizza Sauce