Ooni Pizza Sauce Recipe – Ingredients, Nutritional Value & Variations

To be very honest, there is nothing a notable difference between the regular tomato sauce or pizza base sauce and the Ooni pizza sauce. However, I found Ooni tomato sauce more refine and stable than a casual beginner try at home.

Ooni Pizza Sauce Recipe

While Ooni has already placed its sauce recipe on its blog, let’s discuss the things in more detail and also observe some variations you can make with the Ooni pizza sauce recipe.

Ooni Pizza Sauce Recipe – Ingredients, Nutritional Value, and Variations

I have already written about tomato pizza sauce (place link here), and white garlic sauces (place link here), but what is something different in Ooni classic pizza sauce? Let’s find out;

Ooni Pizza Sauce Recipe


  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (30 ml) – A multi-agent – forms the base of sauce, provides a silky texture, prevents sticking, and enhances flavor, bringing a Mediterranean touch.
  • Garlic (6 grams) – For depth and complexity acts as a flavor enhancer.
  • Whole Plum Tomatoes (800 grams) – Primary ingredient for essential tomato flavor
  • Sugar (10 grams) – Acidity balancer, add a slight sweetness.
  • Salt (5 grams) – An essential taste amplifier
  • Basil Leaves (10 grams) – elevates the sauce’s flavor profile.
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper (0.5 grams) – A final kick, adds a bit of heat to the sauce.

Nutritional Values (Approximately):

  • Total Calories (Kcal) – Approximately 85 Kcal.
  • Fats – Around 7 grams.
  • Sugar – About 6 grams.
  • Carbohydrates – Roughly 9 grams
  • Protein – Approximately 1.5 grams.

Approximate Time to Get Ready:

Preparation Time: About 15 to 20 minutes. This includes blending, mixing and simmering the sauce ingredients together until smooth

How Do You Make It:

How Do You Make It
  • Prepare Your Stove and Stuff: So, your first step is to start by taking a good-sized pan and drizzling in a touch of oil. I also use olive oil for better flavor. Crank up that stovetop to medium heat and let the oil get all warm and cozy. Remember, you don’t have to bring oil to boiling point. Don’t worry, you’ll know it’s ready when you’ll sprinkle a bit of water, and it gives you a cheeky sizzle.
  • Start Putting Ingredients: Now, garlic is your first ingredient that’ll set the stage for other ingredients to jump into the scene. Don’t be shy; garlic is a friend, not a foe. BUT, and it’s a big but! Make sure you only cook it till it gets all soft and aromatic. We’re talking no more than a minute here, as we don’t want it to go beyond the limit. Because garlic, as friendly as it can be, has a dark side. Burn it, and it turns bitter. So, do go to that side.
  • Prepare Your Tomatoes – (Don’t Get Me Wrong): Next, grab that can of plum tomatoes you’ve been saving for a rainy day. Pour them into a bowl, and it’s time to get a little physical. Get yourself a masher or a fork and teach those tomatoes who’s boss! Crush them down until they surrender into a pulpy, juicy mess. The reason for this extra effort is it gives you a more rustic and hearty sauce than using pre-crushed tomatoes.
Prepare Your Tomatoes
  • Mix the Ingredients Together: Time for a bit of a hot tub party for these tomatoes. Put them in a pan and swirl them, and make them all mixed up with that flavorful oil and garlic.
  • Flavor up the Mixture: Now, let’s amp up the flavor by adding all the remaining ingredients to the pan. As they mingle with the tomatoes, the garlic, and the oil, their flavors will blend together, creating a symphony of taste that makes this sauce truly epic.
  • Simmer the Mixture: Simmer this beautiful concoction on low heat for about 20 minutes. You can do it more if you feel the sauce is a bit thin. But don’t go beyond the limit as it can dry desired moisture, and then there is again a loop of preparations. So anyhow, this slow and steady simmering is key. It deepens the flavor and helps to thicken the sauce a bit, resulting in that perfect saucy consistency we all crave.

So, this is how you make an Authentic Ooni pizza sauce for your homemade pies and pasta. You can use this tasty creation right away, or if you’re planning for a pasta-full week ahead. 

Caution: It’ll keep for up to a week if you store it in an airtight container in the fridge.

Key Takes From This Ooni Classic Pizza Sauce:

Key Takes From This Ooni Classic Pizza Sauce
  • Simple Ingredients: Easy to find, each adding unique flavors.
  • Quick and Easy: No complex cooking techniques are involved.
  • Flexible and Adaptable: Can be easily customized to personal taste.
  • Nutritionally Balanced: Low in calories, good balance of macronutrients.

Variations for this Recipe:

It’s completely fine if you want to add some more flavor into this Ooni pizza sauce recipe. So, here are 3 possible variations that can be flavor-enhancement agents. Here these are;

Variations for this Recipe
  • Spicy Variation: Add a chopped red chili or a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes for a kick.
  • Creamy Variation: Stir in a splash of cream or a spoonful of ricotta at the end for a velvety touch.
  • Vegetable-Loaded Variation: Saute some diced bell peppers, zucchini, or mushrooms before adding the tomatoes for extra nutrients and texture.

People Also Ask – FAQs

Does pizza use tomato sauce or paste?

The pizza base is mostly layered with thick tomato sauce, which is then added with water called as tomato puree – a thin tomato paste for pasta.

What can I substitute for pizza sauce?

White pizza sauce and smoked BBQ sauce can also be used as a substitute for pizza sauce that adds a unique pizza flavor for those who like a bit of mild and spicy taste.

Why add olive oil to pizza sauce?

Olive oil acts as a blending agent that fuses ingredient’s flavors with each other quite nicely. Also, it’s a more nutritional ingredient than regular cooking oil.

The Bottom Line:

So, truthfully, the classic Ooni Pizza sauce can be a flavorful pizza base sauce for your pies. But I have some lip-smacking variations to add more fun and flavor to the sauce for those who love experimenting at every level.

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