Little Caesar’s Pizza Sauce

5 from 2 votes

Make your own delicious copycat Little Caesar’s pizza sauce at home. It’s super easy and packed with flavor.

bowl of pizza sauce

I recently bought a couple of pre-made pizza crusts and want to experiment with a new pizza sauce. While not really a new recipe, it was to me.

I decided to try this copycat pizza recipe from Little Caesar’s to see if it is as good as the original.

pizza sauce on pizza crust

As you would expect, this pizza sauce is super easy to make. It will probably take you more time to get all the spices together than make this recipe.

I realize many people are still “afraid” to use MSG in their recipes but if you do a little research online you will see that it is safe to use – per the FDA.

toppings on pizza made with little caesar's pizza sauce

That being said, you can omit the MSG if want. While it will enhance the flavor of this delicious copycat pizza sauce recipe, leaving it out won’t ruin the recipe.

Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it’s only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 8 out of 10 in my opinion.

baked pizzas

When it comes time to make the pizza, you can do whatever tickles your fancy. You can use pre-made pizza dough or try my Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe.

And feel free to top your pizza with your favorite toppings. This pizza sauce pairs well with just about any topping you can think of.

slices of pizza on a plate

You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Pizza Sauce recipe from Little Caesar’s. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Tomato Paste – I prefer Hunt’s brand but you can use any brand
  • Water
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried Basil
  • Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • White Sugar
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • MSG – this is optional if you still think it’s bad for you
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the spices. Set aside.
    seasoning for pizza sauce
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the tomato paste and water. Over medium high heat, bring the mixture to a simmer.
    tomato paste and water in saucepan
  3. Add the spices, and stir till combined. Reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    pizza sauce in saucepan
  4. Cover sauce and refrigerate until needed.

Printable Recipe Card

little caesars pizza sauce

Little Caesar’s Pizza Sauce

Make your own delicious copycat Little Caesar's pizza sauce at home. It's super easy and packed with flavor.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 4
Calories 72 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 

  • 12 oz Tomato Paste
  • 1 ½ Cups Water
  • ½ Tsp Dried Oregano
  • ¼ Tsp Dried Basil
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • ¼ Tsp White Sugar
  • Tsp Garlic Powder
  • Tsp Onion Powder
  • Tsp MSG, often sold as Accent (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the spices. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the tomato paste and water. Over medium high heat, bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Add the spices, and stir till combined. Reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Cover sauce and refrigerate until needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 72kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 4gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 822mgPotassium: 871mgFiber: 4gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1302IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Laura says:

    This pizza sauce is very tasty. Was easy to make.

5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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