By sugarpea on October 02, 2003
Photo by GaylaJ
Photo by GaylaJ
"It doesn't get any easier than this. This is Nick's basic pizza sauce and the base for Pizza Margherita. Use the best quality tomato sauce and paste available. Normally I like to make this kind of thing starting with fresh tomatoes, but of course, it has to be summer and you have to get your hands on the tomatoes. I promise, you can't get this flavor from hot house tomatoes. Freeze what you don't need or use it to start spaghetti sauce."
Serving Size: 1 (383 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"This is really good and so easy to make. I used an 8 oz. can of sauce and a 6 oz can of paste. I also used garlic powder instead of salt, and cut the sugar in half. Made the perfect amount for 2 homemade pizzas."
"What an awesome recipe! Thank you so much for sharing! My DH and kids (2 & 4) all loved it. I read all the reviews and added the 1T olive oil, dash of pepper, dash of red pepper, and some shredded parmesan cheese. I also used garlic powder and a dash of salt, but I think next time I'll leave the salt out. I also used 6oz of tomato paste, as we like our sauces a bit thicker (and it was the size of the can lol). It's a big hit here!"
"Since the day I watched Nick Stellino prepare this pizza sauce on a PBS cooking program, I've happily been using his recipe. This sauce, which I use to make a lot of homemade pizza and calzones, has become a staple in my kitchen. I can't even remember the last time I bought canned pizza sauce!"
"Good recipe to use in a pinch. I used some last night and the rest today. I think I like today's better because the flavors had a chance to blend."
"This was good. I feel like I'm still looking for the perfect homemade sauce though. For me, there is a still-undefineable difference between a good restaurant sauce and what I can do at home. I think I like a no-cook sauce like this best though. Maybe I'll keep tweaking it. Thanks for sharing this recipe, Sugarpea!"
"This is a super tasting and super easy sauce! The only thing I did different was to add 2 cloves of minced garlic just because I love the flavor. This will be my #1 recipe for pizza sauce from now on! Thanks sugarpea!"
"I canned a HUGE amount of tomatoes this past summer. A lot of it was made into an unseasoned, pizza sauce. This recipe was my missing link to homemade pizza success! Not cooking the sauce is the secret that makes our pizza wonderful! Nick Stellino is a favorite anyway, so loving this sauce was a natural for us."
"This is a simple and tasty sauce. I used garlic powder instead of salt. Followed the recipe otherwise. I let it sit for a few hours before using to let the flavors develope. I loved that it didn't take any time at all to put together. I'm looking forward to adding some crushed red pepper and olive oil next time. Thanks so much for posting this recipe."
"Love this so simple and flavor packed!! Made the night before, added 4 tablespoons olive oil (doubled the recipe) two cans sauce one large paste, added one can diced italian tomatoes,four cloves finely chopped garlic & 2 tsp red pepper flakes. I had a pizza party and everyone raved about the sauce. I WILL NEVER BUY STORE BOUGHT AGAIN!!"
"I was worried the taste of this sauce would be too intense with all the paste, but it wasn't at all! I used jar spaghetti sauce and therefore left out the seasonings since the sauce was well seasoned. So good- used in my deep dish and it helped the pizza not get so watery. Served some on the side for dipping- delish!"
"This was very good and surprisingly easy! I added about a tablespoon of parmesan cheese and a pinch of red pepper flakes. My kids loved it as much as I did!"
"Made this to go with Low Carb Pizza (#84516). Substituted Splenda for the sugar. Couldn't have been easier to make and tasted great."
"I've made this pizza sauce twice this week. The second time I doubled it. It is so easy and tastes really good. The first time it went on homemade pizza. Tonight it was used as a dipping sauce. Thanks for sharing your recipe."
"Love this recipe, great flavor, easy to make. I added a 1/2 cup of tomato paste to thicken it. I also added ground black pepper and more sugar for my taste. Sometimes I use Italian seasoning instead of the other spices. My husband added food processed pepperoni for a spicy flavor. We love this sauce on French bread pizza."
"Sometimes simple is best, and you're right--it doesn't get any easier. :) So far, I have used it in Recipe #184338, and it was delicious. I'll have to try your Pizza Margherita soon, though, as it sounds wonderful. Thanks for posting!"
"Easy to throw together quickly and quite tasty."
"Very good & easy. I made a double batch and froze some for a quick meal the next time. Also added a dash of pepper."
"I thought this sauce was the best!! I have made others, which were much more complicated and this one tastes 10 times better than those and is so much easier as well. The extra sauce works great as a dip for breadsticks too. Thank you so much for this recipe! "
"Fast, easy and very good. Thanks for a great recipe."
"Love the flavour of this sauce and it was so quick and easy to prepare. Will use this again and again. Thanks sugarpea."