Pizza Hut Pizza Sauce - ( Copycat)

"I think this sauce is better than theirs."
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Ready In:
2 cups




  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat until sauce starts to boil.
  • Lower heat and simmer, covered,for 30 to 45 minutes or until it is as thick as you like it.
  • Makes enough for 2 pizzas.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Shane M.
    I don't have tomato sauce, but I have tons of tomato paste. Can I still make this recipe work? Thanks
  2. Lisa M.
    What does the lemon juice do in this recipe? Can I omit?


  1. SloppyJoe
    3 Stars as written...5 Stars with changes. I took the advice of many reviewers and made a few changes. Didn't double but used a heaping teaspoon of sugar and doubled the oregano, basil and thyme. Kept all other ingredients as written. I can't imagine the sauce would have been as flavorful without bumping up the spices. I'll be using this sauce from now on but with my changes. Thanks for sharing!
  2. buddy3229
    We LOVE this sauce but I have to admit that sometimes I use a can of tomatoes and just blender them into a sauce for a fresher taste than canned tomato sauce. We love it both ways. Just finished using it on grilled pizzas and have enough left for a couple more little pizzas next weekend. Thanks!
  3. bcwhitehurst
    With a few changes, this is a 5-star recipe. I had only 10 minutes, so I used a 6 oz can of tomato paste and 1 1/2 c. water in this recipe, instead of tomato sauce.. Also, I added a titch more sugar and then put in 1/4 tsp. garlic salt. This was absolutely delicious and I only cooked it for 5 minutes. It was PERFECT! It is better than Pizza Hut. Now it is a 5-star recipe.
  4. pj772009
    Why add the water and then cook it off? Omit the water and save time and energy. Also be generous with the herbs. Otherwise, this is a delicious copycat pizza sauce, the only one I use.
  5. mommyluvs2cook
    This is a 5 star recipe when you up the amount of herbs listed! Especially the garlic :) Loved the addition of the lemon juice, which I upped as well. At least double it all if not triple. Turned out great after that!


  1. Amanda N.
    I added tomato paste to thicken it. It was just okay before but tastes closer to my Pizza Hut here.
  2. happysunflower36
    Wow!!This is a very delicious sauce. My husband used to not like my sauce that I made so I decided to search for a great pizza sauce and this is definitely it. I love Pizza Hut but the nearest Pizza Hut is across town. Easy to make and was enough for 2 pizzas. The only change was that I added minced garlic instead of garlic powder. Thank you so much for posting.



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