Pizza Recipes

Copycat Papa John’s Pizza Sauce

Recipe courtesy of

Use this on your next homemade pizza or as a dipping sauce for
garlic bread.

1 (10 3/4-ounce) can of tomato puree
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon basil
1/8 teaspoon thyme
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Combine ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a
boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
Makes 1 cup.

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Cooking Tip

Making Better Pizza Crusts:

Use high-gluten flour such as Pillsbury Bread Flour and Gold Medal
Better for Bread. Use 1 oz. dough portion or less per 1″ pizza
diameter (for example, 7 oz. dough = 8″ pizza). Store individual
raw dough portions dusted with flour in Ziploc bags in
refrigerator up to a week or in freezer up to a month. Bake on
pizza stone or pizza screen for crisper crust.

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