Shuga' Mommas

Shuga’ Mommas: Pizza Sauce

Our good friend, Tori, posted a pizza dough recipe awhile back, so I thought I’d follow up with my favourite pizza sauce recipe.

When we moved to the UK, we started making our own pizzas at home. It was cheaper, healthier, and frankly, enjoyable to make. We love having pizza nights at our house!

I have tried several pizza sauce recipes over the years, and none of them compare to this one. The sauce is slightly sweet, while also being rich,  and full of flavor. I hope you enjoy it!


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup celery, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds

In a large skillet, melt butter with oil. Add the onion, celery, garlic, and saute until soft. Add tomato sauce and paste, stirring until smooth. Add remaining ingredients, bringing to a slow simmer. Allow to simmer for 30-60 minutes. I usually refrigerate overnight, allowing the flavors to fully develop. This recipe makes enough sauce for two medium sized pizzas. And it does freeze well.

Look at that gorgeous sauce! Yummy….



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