Pizza Sauce and Dough

Pizza Sauce and Dough


"The basic pizza dough and sauce ready and waiting for your favorite toppings!"


2 h servings 249 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.5g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 520 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, combine flour, Italian seasoning and salt. Pulse until mixed. Add yeast mixture, flat beer and oil. Pulse until a ball is formed. Scrape dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead for several minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Allow dough to rest for 2 to 3 minutes. Divide dough in half, and shape into balls. Place dough balls in separate bowls, and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rise at room temperature for about 1 hour, then store in the refrigerate overnight.
  3. To make the sauce: Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Saute onions until tender. Stir in garlic, and cook for 1 minute. Crush tomatoes into saucepan. Add tomato paste, basil, parsley and oregano. Simmer for 10 minutes.


  • Notes
  • If you have a bread machine, just mix on Dough setting, then remove and let rise after it kneads and rests.
  • The dough can be frozen in plastic freezer bags in one-crust portions. Important: Thaw in the refrigerator.
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  1. 81 Ratings


I usesd just the sauce with homemade crust (Jay's Pizza Crust, also from this site), and it was THE BOMB!!!! I can not say enough how this absolutely made my pizza delicious rather than just goo...

I already have my own recipe for pizza dough that has never failed me, but yesterday I had no pizza sauce on hand so I found this recipe. Am I ever glad I did - the sauce tastes incredible! It...

I gave this no stars b/c I only used the sauce recipe. It turned out just o.k., I think it needed something. I increased the seasonings, like others mentioned and added a teaspoon of sugar to ...

Hmmm can you substitute the flat beer with something non alcoholic, or cn it be made without? I don't have any alcohol, and Im not fond of it.

This was excellent! we really enjoyed making this from scatch and simply topped it with mozz, tomatoes and fresh basil. Even though it takes a while - it's much better than frozen pizza. In fact...

I just used the sauce from this recipe. It turned out great!!! I don't like chunks in my sauce so I put the tomatoes in the blender before I started. I think I will play with the spices a litt...

Didn't make the dough (used "Ricardo's Pizza Crust" recipe) as we didn't have any flat beer - tbh we never have any left over beer in! The sauce was simple and easy to make with the ingredients ...

Good basic crust. The only problem with this recipe is that you need more water. It was way too dry after following all the recipe so I added a little more water and a little more olive oil and ...

I used only the pizza sauce recipe, but it was wonderful!! Very easy, quick, and flavorful! Much better and just as easy as any sauce you can buy. This is now my new favorite and made my pizz...