In a heavy bottom skillet or large pot heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the fresh or dried rosemary and the minced garlic to the pan. Sauté on medium low for two minutes to wake up the flavor of the herbs.
Add the 2 cans of crushed tomatoes, tomato paste to the pan and mix until combined.
Add the Italian seasoning, salt and sugar to the pan. Mix well to combine.
Simmer the sauce until it comes to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the pizza sauce for 30 to 45 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally.
Remove pot from the burner and cool to room temperature.
Spread 2 to 3 tablespoons of the pizza sauce over an 8 or 9 inch size homemade pizza crust and add your favorite pizza toppings before baking. Use ¼ of a cup of sauce for a large 12 inch round pizza.
Recipe Expert Tips
Use 2 to 3 tablespoons of pizza sauce for an 8 or 9 inch round personal pan sized pizza.
Use ¼ cup to ½ cup of sauce for a 12 inch pizza.
Makes 5 ½ cups of homemade pizza sauce.
Leftover pizza sauce can be frozen for another meal.
Add other vegetables, like diced peppers, squash, zucchini or eggplant to make a chunky vegetable pizza sauce.
tomatoes: You can substitute crushed fresh tomatoes or canned whole tomatoes in place of the canned crushed tomatoes.
meat sauce: you can add cooked ground beef to the recipe if you like a meat sauce on your pizza.
chunky sauce: you can add diced squash, onions, or peppers to make a chunky vegetable pizza sauce.