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Chunky Pizza Sauce

Some pizzas require a sauce with a little pizzazz. A plain pizza sauce is fine when you are making a pepperoni pizza or a cheese pizza. But when you make something a little fancier like Chicken and Artichoke Pizza, you need a sauce that can hold its own against the other flavors. That is when I make a chunky pizza sauce.

Making your own pizza sauce is quick and easy. I usually make the pizza sauce while I’m baking the pizza crust.

If you are looking for a really flavorful sauce, but dont’ want it to be chunky, blend it to create a thick, but smoother pizza sauce. This recipe makes enough for one large pizza, double or triple the recipe if you are making several pizzas.

Chunky Pizza Sauce
Recipe type: Sauce
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  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • dash pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pot.
  2. Cook over a medium-high flame until it reaches a boil.
  3. Lower the flame and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Spread on pizza crust and prepare pizza according to directions.
For a smoother pizza sauce blend in a blender or with an immersion blender before spreading on pizza.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. This looks wonderful. I’m looking forward to trying it.

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