Kittencal's Pizza Sauce

READY IN: 40mins


  • 3 -4
    3 -4 tablespoons vegetable oil or 3 -4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1
    medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1
    tablespoon minced fresh garlic (or use 1 teaspoon garlic powder or to taste)
  • 3 -4
    teaspoons dried Italian seasoning (or to taste, I use 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 -4
    teaspoons oregano
  • 14
  • 1
    (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes (can use tomato sauce in place of crushed tomatoes or use a combination of both if desired)
  • 1
    teaspoon salt (or to taste, I use seasoned salt)
  • black pepper (to taste) (optional)
  • 1 -2
    teaspoon sugar (add in only if needed at the end of cooking) (optional)


  • In a saucepan, heat the olive oil; saute the onions, Italian seasoning and oregano for about 2-3 minutes, stirring until soft but not brown.
  • Add in garlic and saute for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add in the tomato paste; stir and cook 1 minute.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients; cook and simmer on low heat for 1/2 to 3/4 hours, stirring occasionally, adding more salt if needed (the longer you cook this sauce the thicker and richer it will be!).
  • Cool slightly and use immediately or refrigerate up to 5 days or you may freeze.
  • *NOTE* freeze in plastic containers after cooled, I find that this sauce tastes even better if left in the fridge overnight to blend the flavors before using or freezing.
  • Delicious!