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Copycat Pizza Sauce Recipe

Let's face it; this is why you're on this site, right? You want copycat recipes to make at home.

As much as we want you to try our homemade pizza sauce recipe, you'll want to make your favourite restaurant-style pizza's at home for a fraction of the cost and with all the flavour you know.

This guide will give you all the information you need to create a Copycat Pizza Sauce Recipe for all fo the top Pizza restaurants around the world. If you have any more suggestions or want us to research a Pizza Sauce Recipe for any other chain or restaurant, let us know!

Dominos Pizza Sauce Recipe

Dominos has been at the top of their game since the 1960s with their trademark pizza sauce. As you might imagine, Creating that sort of flavour requires a few more ingredients than just quality tomatoes although Dominos are very specific on their tomato type.

Dominos Copycat Pizza Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Crushed Vine Tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 4 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

Pulling this copycat recipe together is nice and easy and should give you enough sauce for about Ten 10-inch pizzas or less. It depends on how much sauce you prefer on your pizza.

How to Make Dominos Pizza sauce

  • In a large pan bring together all of the ingredients and stir them all together over a medium heat
  • When the mixture starts to boil, drop the heat down to a low temperature and bring it to a simmer.
  • Leave to simmer, occasionally stirring for 45 mins to an hour until the mixture reduces down.
  • Take the mixture off the heat and allow it to cool at a room temperature.
  • You can now use this sauce on your pizzas.

Papa Johns Pizza Sauce Recipe

Papa Johns is another huge pizza chain that keeps its official recipe secretly guarded. But the food folks over at seem to have got pretty close with this recipe if the reviews over there are anything to go by.

Let's take a look at the ingredients

Papa Johns Pizza Sauce Ingredients

  • 10 ounce can of tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

This recipe makes just over 1 cup and should be enough for three 10-inch pizza.

How to Make Papa Johns Pizza Sauce

  • Bring all of the ingredients in a large pan and gently bring up to a boil while continually stirring.
  • When you're at a boil, drop the temperature to a simmer and keep it simmering for 15 to 20 mins
  • Take the pan off the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Add to your pizza base and make the rest of your pizza.

Pizza Hut Pizza Sauce Recipe

1958 was when Pizza Hut came to town, and in late 1980, I had my first ever pizza from. I'd be lying if I told you I remembered every bit of it, but there is one thing for sure. That pizza started the obsession for me.

Let's take a look at the oldest Pizza chains relatively simple ingredients list and even more straightforward instructions.

Pizza Hut Pizza Sauce Ingredients

  • 15oz can of tomato sauce or passata
  • 2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon of marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic salt

These ingredients should generously cover three ten-inch pizzas.

How to Make Pizza Hut Pizza Sauce

Probably the easiest recipe to prepare and it requires zero cooking.

  • Bring all of the ingredients together int a large bowl
  • Stir together until everything is mixed
  • Cover the bowl and leave aside for an hour for all of the flavours to start working together.
  • That's it, your saice is ready to use

Pizza Express Pizza Sauce Recipe

Pizza Express is a large Pizza chain over in the UK which has been around since 1965. In 2020 it saw a large number of their 450+ branches close meaning a lot of people will likely miss the uniquely simple flavour of their pizza sauce.

Fear not, the ingredients below are all you need to create their sauce, which will also go down well with some of those addictive Pizza Express dough balls.

Pizza Express Pizza Sauce Ingredients

  • 15oz can of tomato sauce or passata
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper

How to Make Pizza Express Pizza Sauce

  • Place all the ingredients in a big saucepan and bring to a boil gently while stirring constantly.
  • When you're at a boil lower the temperature to a simmer when you are at a boil and keep it simmering for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the heat from the pan and allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • Add to the base of your pizza and make the remaining pizza.

Pizza Express Passata

If you're not in the mood to make this sauce and you happen to be in the UK, you can just go to the supermarket as Pizza Express sell their sauce ready-made in jars. Brilliant idea from them! Pizza Express also have recipes for the most popular pizzas on their site using the store-bought sauce.

Pizza express passata

Pizza Express Passata Recipe

Their famous Italian tomato sauce has been used restaurants since 1965 and it is proof that simple always wins as the recipe only has 4 ingredients. From the tin these are Tomato (99%), Salt, Basil (0.06%), Pepper.

Little Caesars Pizza Sauce

Little only in name, Little Caesars is the third-largest pizza chain in the US and has been around since 1959 and are well known for their 'Pizza Pizza' catchphrase and their very affordable dishes.

Let's check out their ingredient list.

Little Caesars Pizza Sauce Ingredients

  • 15 ounce can of tomato puree or passata
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar, or as needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

How to Make Little Caesers Pizza Sauce

This is another no-cook sauce that is super easy to make ahead of time.

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a big bowl together and give everything a good stir.
  • Once everything is mixed together, cover and leave to one side until you're ready to use it on your pizzas.

Storing your Copycat Pizza Sauce

With all of these recipes, it may be easier to create these in a larger batch for use at other times. When it comes to storage, you can keep them in a large glass jar in the fridge for up to a week.

If you need to store the sauce for longer, you can put it into a freezer-safe container for longer periods of time. I would say you want to try and through any frozen in around a month so be sure to datemark your sauce.

We'll be adding to this list as we discover more of your favourite pizza sauce recipes.


Shane - Owner of Make Some Pizza

Who Am I?

Hi, I'm Shane, and I want you to make some pizza at home.

I'm a huge fan of Pizza; I had my first pizza as a child in the late 80s when Pizza Hut came into the town where I grew up, and the rest was history. Does pineapple belong on pizza? Well, I for one think so. My favourite pizza is Ham, Pineapple, Chicken and Jalapenos on a thin crust base.

Over the last few years, I've been getting more and more involved with baking, and this has led me into the world of homemade pizza, my somewhat slight addiction for pizza has led me to create this site, Make Some Pizza.

Make Some Pizza, will be full of tips, recipes and some reviews of products that can help you master making pizza at home.

If you're a bread fan check out my other site Bake Some Bread

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