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homemade pizza sauce recipe

American Pizza Sauce - Takeaway Style

Author: Becky
If you're looking to replicate that takeaway pizza taste at home, here is a great pizza sauce recipe that's full of flavour and will give you that takeaway taste you're craving, without ordering in.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Large Pizzas
Calories 162 kcal


  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Clove of Garlic crushed
  • 1 Stick of Celery finely grated
  • 250 g Passata
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 5 Leaves of Fresh Basil chopped
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Pinch Salt


  • Heat the olive oil in a pan over a medium heat and add the onion and celery, fry until soft.
  • Add the crushed garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add Passata and Tomato Puree and mix in.
  • Add the sugar, herbs and salt and cook for another 10-15 minutes until reduced and thickened, stirring occasionally to stop the sauce from sticking. It may need a little longer if it isn't thick enough.
  • Allow your sauce to cool before using it.

Recipe Notes and Guidance

See Recipe Guidance for More Details. 
  • This sauce is freezable, allow it to cool first. 
  • You can substitute some of the ingredients if necessary. 
  • If the sauce is still too watery, allow it a longer cooking time. 
  • Can be used as a dipping sauce too. 

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 46mgPotassium: 762mgFiber: 4gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 843IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 3mg
Keyword chicago pizza sauce, cooked pizza sauce, new york pizza sauce recipe, takeaway pizza sauce
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