Homemade Pizza Sauce (Brownie Pan Pizza)

Homemade Pizza Sauce – our go-to recipe for pizza night. A super simple homemade pizza sauce made with pantry staples. Tomato sauce, garlic, onion, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper. Ready to use in 15 minutes. Bake the pizza in a Baker’s Edge Brownie fan for a fun twist to pizza night! Everyone can have their own row and use their favorite toppings. The sauce will keep for up to a week in the fridge. SO much better than store-bought sauce!

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Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce

I’ve been making this Homemade Pizza Sauce recipe for years! This sauce is super simple to make and has tons of great flavor! There are only a few ingredients and it makes the BEST pizza sauce. The sauce is so much better than a jar of store-bought sauce, plus you can control the ingredients (and sodium) in it. I always have the ingredients on hand to whip up a batch for pizza night.

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How to Make Pizza Sauce from Scratch

This sauce is super easy to make with only a few pantry staples. In a saucepan, stir together tomato sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • I use dried spices in the sauce. You can substitute fresh herbs if you prefer. You will need to triple the seasonings in the sauce if using fresh herbs.
    • Feel free to add basil, marjoram, or rosemary to the sauce.
  • sometimes I add a pinch of red pepper flakes to give the sauce a little heat.
  • Can substitute crushed tomatoes for tomato sauce.
  • Can pizza sauce be frozen? Yes! Make the sauce and cool completely. Place the sauce in an airtight container and freeze. When ready to make pizza, remove the sauce from the freezer and thaw.
    • I like to make a double batch and divide the sauce into two portions and freeze one for later.
  • How long does homemade pizza sauce last? The sauce will keep for up to a week in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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How to Make Pizza in a Brownie Pan

Our favorite way to make pizza at home is in a Baker’s Edge Brownie Pan. This brownie pan pizza is great for family pizza night because everyone can have their own row and use their favorite toppings. Plus everyone gets a crispy edge piece! 

To make this homemade pizza recipe, shape pizza dough into a rectangle. Cut the rectangle into four equal slices. Spray brownie pan with cooking spray. Place each strip of dough into the brownie pan, sealing seams at the corner. Top the dough with pizza sauce. Add mozzarella cheese and your favorite pizza toppings. Pop the pan in the oven and bake until the cheese has melted and the crust is golden brown.

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What to Serve with Pizza

This easy pizza sauce recipe is our go-to recipe for pizza night. It is ready to use in minutes and tastes great! We usually serve pizza with some garlic pasta, breadsticks, or a salad. It is equally delicious with a big bowl of pasta salad. YUM!

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Homemade Pizza Sauce (Brownie Pan Pizza)

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Homemade Pizza Sauce – our go-to recipe for pizza night. A super simple homemade pizza sauce made with pantry staples. Tomato sauce, garlic, onion, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper. Ready to use in 15 minutes. Bake the pizza in a Baker's Edge Brownie fan for a fun twist to pizza night! Everyone can have their own row and use their favorite toppings. The sauce will keep for up to a week in the fridge. SO much better than store-bought sauce!

Ingredients:

Pizza Sauce

  • 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp dried whole thyme
  • ¾ tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Brownie Pan Pizza

  • 1 (13.8-oz) can refrigerated pizza dough
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • favorite pizza toppings

Instructions:

Pizza Sauce

  • Prepare the sauce.  In a medium sauce pan combine, tomato sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper.  Allow to simmer 15 minutes.  Remove from heat.

Brownie Pan Pizza

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Lightly spray Bakers Edge brownie pan with cooking spray.
  • Unroll pizza dough into a 10×14-inch rectangle.  Cut dough into 4 strips – approximately 3.5×10-inch.  Place each strip of dough into brownie pan, sealing seams at the corner.
  • Top dough with pizza sauce. Add cheese and then your favorite pizza toppings.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes, until crust is brown and cheese is melted.

Steph

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Comments

  1. I've thought about getting one of these brownie pans-I LOVE the edges, but couldn't justify it for just one item…now I am inspired and also wondering about making a row of cinnamon rolls ("this row has nuts") and how about Lasagna ("this one has all the good stuff jammed into it, this one just cheese") as well as meatloaf for easy portioning to the freezer! Yum!

  2. What a great idea! We have one of those brownie pans and I hate it because I don't like brownie edges, but I do love pizza! We've almost given the pan away a half dozen times, now I'm glad we didn't 🙂 At least I don't think we did… maybe I should check…

  3. What a fantastic idea! I've never come across that pan other than seeing it on Oprah's giveaways.

  4. My sister-in-law gave me that pan several years ago. I haven't loved it for brownies though. Pizza looks like a fun idea. I don't think my kids will believe it's pizza if it's not a triangle though!

  5. It's funny, I never thought that pan was a good idea for brownies (everyone in my family wants the gooey center pieces) but it makes perfect sense for pizza!

  6. Genius! We were just having a discussion the other day how no one in our family likes the middle pieces when we cut pizza in squares. Problem solved!

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