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4.5 from 2 votes

Red Wine Oregano Pizza Sauce

This sauce is done in as little as 15 minutes, but will taste even better if you can let it cook longer.
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 30 Min or Less, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 3 pizzas
Calories: 199kcal


  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt


  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and saute until translucent, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, dried oregano, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine and cook until fragrant, approximately 1 minute.
  • Add the red wine. Cook to reduce the wine by about half, approximately minutes. Add in the crushed tomatoes and water. Add a pinch of salt and stir to combine.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer at least 15 minutes. The sauce flavors will continue to develop if you can cook it longer, ideally 90 minutes. If the sauce is getting too thick as it cooks, add a little water at a time.


Any red wine will work here, just make sure you use something that you like to drink as the flavors will condense.
This sauce can be easily frozen in a mason jar or ziploc bag.
Approximately one cup of sauce will cover a 12" pizza.  This recipe will make enough sauce for three pizzas this size with a moderate amount of sauce.
Get the Oregano Garlic Pizza Dough recipe here!


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 882mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 4mg