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Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce and Dip

This homemade pizza sauce and dip is as dreamy as it sounds and more. This recipe yields about 2 cups of thick chunky sauce which is more like a mash in consistency instead of being saucy, and the amount is enough for 2 pizzas. And I would recommend halving the ingredients if you’re aiming for a batch smaller than this. So, you can use this homemade pizza sauce for pizzas, dips, as a salad dressing, over spaghetti, spread it on toast, and the possibilities are absolutely endless.

Saucy Story

Few days ago, I spent a good part of a week in a place called Bhadrak which is 100km or so from my hometown Cuttack, to spend some time with my cousins and lovely little nephew. My sister-in-law is a big time supporter of my baking, blog, you name it. A year ago when I’d bought my new oven, she sent me two big boxes of bakeware and equipment. Her timing, thoughtfulness, affection are beyond anything one would generally experience.

So, while in Bhadrak, we did a crazy amount of baking. We baked 5 large pizzas, apple rolls, chocolate chunk cookies, and even oven-grilled some chicken. When I made this¬†homemade pizza sauce (using freshly picked tomatoes from my uncle’s garden!!!) while preparing everything required for the first two pizzas of our stay, she tasted it. And the first words out of her mouth were, “Pratty you’re a genius!”. She was genuinely stunned at the simplicity and beauty of flavours derived from the same. Especially the fact that we didn’t use any ingredients like oregano, basil, etc. In fact, all the ingredients used were things that were already in the house. For me, the recipes I developed there are more than recipes – they’re an amalgam of memories and stories.

You can make this and store it in your fridge for a week or freeze it for a month.

You can also try some of my other recipes:



Paneer Pizza No-knead and Whole Wheat


Homemade Pizza Sauce and Dip
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Condiment
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Pratty and Food
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons garlic (crush the cloves of garlic with the flat of your knife then chop for best flavour)
  • 2 green chillies - chopped (more or less, depending on your spice tolerance)
  • 1/5 teaspoon ground black pepper (more or less)
  • 1/5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt to taste
  1. Heat a saucepan on low-medium heat.
  2. Add in the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and chillies. Stir it several time. Do NOT add water. The tomatoes and onion will start giving off their own juices and will cook in it. Add in the cinnamon and pepper. 

  3. Keep stirring every 30 seconds so it doesn't burn at the bottom. It will start boiling and will be very runny.
  4. When it starts getting thicker, lightly mash the contents a little using the ladle (or whatever big spoon thingy) you are using. The maximum amount of flavour and texture in this sauce comes from the chunkiness.

  5. Add in the salt and sugar. Stir it well and taste. Bear in mind that as the sauce thickens and its water dries up, the flavours will become more concentrated. So avoid adding too much salt. Adjust the salt when the sauce is done. I use about 1/4 teaspoon salt while cooking it then add more later IF required.

  6. Let it simmer till most of the juices have died down and the mixture has reduced from being soupy to a very thick and chunky mass. Then remove from the heat. Let it cool down before using.



If you try this homemade pizza sauce or any of my recipes, don’t forget to leave a comment or drop me a message on my social media! You can also email me at prattyandfood@gmail.com .¬† Or message me on my Instagram or Facebook page. Send me a picture maybe!

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Hey! I'm Pratty. I bake, develop recipes that are easy for people to follow and use few ingredients for the same. I run a recipe blog called Pratty and Food. Food photography is another little aspect of food blogging that has had an immense impact on me.

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