Easy pizza sauce

Easy pizza sauce



  • 1 jar (400g) tomato paste
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tbsp dried Italian herbs
  • salt, pepper and sugar, to taste


Whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.

Spread spoonfuls of the sauce over a pizza base, sprinkle over cheese and desired toppings, then cook.

The sauce can be kept in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


  • For a quick snack, spread some pizza sauce on an English muffin, top with grated cheese and melt under the griller.
  • You can also use this sauce in a calzone or toss it through hot pasta.
  • Make your own Italian herb mix by combining a tablespoon each of dried oregano, basil and rosemary – or pick some fresh from the garden and chop finely.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.


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