How to make your own Pizza Sauce

NY And Neapolitan Sauce Recipes

How to make your own Pizza SauceTomato-based pizza sauces are typically made in two different flavor profiles. Each has its own unique flavor and it’s important to know the difference between the two if you plan on making your own pizza sauce. Here are two amazing recipes you can follow when looking to figure out how to make your own pizza sauce.

The New York style pizza is known for its extremely rich tomato flavor that offsets the cheese and toppings. The hearty tomato flavor that is found in this sauce typically takes a little longer to produce but it can be well worth it for the thicker and more flavor-forward experience. This can elevate a typical cheese slice and make sure you really taste the tomatoes with a large number of toppings.

Neapolitan style pizza sauce is known as more of a bright and crisp sauce. This style of pizza sauce is classic for Margherita pizza. The style of sauce is usually used primarily with mozzarella and just a few other toppings. The nice part about this sauce is that it doesn’t require any type of cooking and you can produce it with just a food processor.

Neapolitan Sauce:

Start with a 28 oz can of San Marzano tomatoes

3 cloves of garlic

4 anchovy fillets

¼ cup of oil


Combine the ingredients in a food processor and then salt to taste. If you would like to go without anchovies, this can reduce the richness of the sauce but make this a vegetarian option.

New York Pizza Sauce:

Start with a 28 oz can of San Marzano tomatoes

1 medium yellow onion diced up

4 cloves of minced garlic

1 ½ tbs of tomato paste

1 tbs of dried oregano

½ teaspoon of red pepper

1 sprig of basil

2 tbs of extra virgin olive oil

1 tbs of unsalted butter

Add sugar and salt

Start with a small saucepot combine the olive oil and butter on medium. Once the mixture is melted add in the diced onion and cook until the onion becomes translucent. Add garlic into the pot and stir for 30 seconds then adding the oregano and red pepper flakes. Add in the tomato paste evenly and continue to stir and killed the sauce is sweet-smelling. Add the tomatoes into the pot and crush them as necessary simmering the mixture for 30 min… You can add the mixture to a food processor or blender to make sure that it stays smooth.

Keep these top ideas in mind if you’re planning on producing your own pizza sauce!