Homemade Pizza Sauce

Using homemade pizza sauce is the perfect way to level up your pizzas! It’s loaded with sautéed garlic, fresh herbs, and only takes 5 minutes to make! I love making my own sauces at home. They always taste better than anything you can buy! You have got to try my homemade buffalo and teriyaki sauces,…

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Using homemade pizza sauce is the perfect way to level up your pizzas! It’s loaded with sautéed garlic, fresh herbs, and only takes 5 minutes to make!

I love making my own sauces at home. They always taste better than anything you can buy! You have got to try my homemade buffalo and teriyaki sauces, as well as fan-favorite alfredo! Once you make them from scratch, you won’t want them any other way!

A jar of homemade pizza sauce with

Pizza Sauce Recipe

I’m a lover of all homemade sauces. No matter what dish you are making, they upgrade it! The fresh flavor really can’t be beaten. The best part of it all is that you can add seasonings as you go, taste-test, and adjust! No more picking out a sauce at the store and hoping it has the flavor you’re wanting! Now, I’ve already done recipes for homemade marinara and tomato sauce, but thought a homemade pizza sauce recipe was completely necessary! It is beyond easy to make and is full of savory sautéed garlic and my favorite blend of Italian herbs. You’re going to want to put this on everything!

This homemade pizza sauce tastes amazing no matter what kind of pizza you use it on! Try it on my foolproof dough for a delicious traditional pizza. Top English muffins and biscuits for fun, bite-sized variations. It also tastes amazing on healthy pizza variations like zucchini and eggplant. With how much incredible flavor is loaded into this sauce, no one will know you’re using a vegetable as a crust! My family raves about this sauce! We all agree that it tastes better than takeout. You are going to love the fresh, natural flavors that shine through. The fact that it whips up in less than 5 minutes isn’t bad, either! Let’s make some sauce!

Ingredients for Easy Pizza Sauce

Chances are, if you have some tomato paste on hand, you have everything else needed to make this tasty sauce! It uses so many pantry staple ingredients and spices. Just another reason why I love this recipe so much! It uses the simplest ingredients, but the flavor is anything but simple! You’re going to love the complex sweet, savory, garlicky flavors in each bite of pizza. All individual ingredients can be found in the recipe card below.

  • Olive Oil: Used for adding moisture and binding ingredients together.
  • Minced Garlic: Garlic is going to add the perfect savory flavor to your sauce!
  • Tomato Paste and Tomato Sauce: A blend of both tomato paste and tomato sauce is what is going to give your sauce its perfect texture. If you don’t add tomato paste, your sauce will make your pizza soggy.
  • : This is my personal blend of basil, oregano, rosemary, marjoram, and thyme. You can customize the flavors to your liking!
  • Sugar: Granulated sugar is going to balance he flavors of your sauce.
  • Salt: Used to enhance overall flavor!
  • Paprika: Adds a mild spice to your sauce.
  • Pepper: For a hint of sharp, earthy spice.
  • Crushed Red Pepper: A pinch of crushed red pepper adds the perfect amount of heat!

Making the Best Sauce

If you have a frying pan and 5 minutes to spare, you too can make gourmet pizza sauce at home. Since all you need to do is mix everything together, you can’t go wrong! This recipe is foolproof. It’s just up to you to add seasoning and spices to your liking!

  1. Sauté Garlic in Olive Oil: To begin, in a small saucepan sauté the olive oil and garlic. Whisk in the tomato paste, and tomato sauce.
  2. Mix in Seasonings: Next, add Italian seasoning, sugar, salt, paprika, and pepper.
  3. Heat and Whisk: Whisk everything together and heat for 3-5 minutes until heated throughout.
  4. Add Red Pepper and Serve: Finally, add a pinch of red pepper for some spice if desired. Use in your favorite recipes.
Process shots of adding tomato paste, garlic, and seasonings into a saucepan.

Tips for Making Homemade Pizza Sauce

You are going to love this sauce smothered on all of your favorite pizzas! It is so easy to make and can be easily customized. You’ll never want storebought again!

  • Adding Heat: If you want to kick it up a notch, add in more paprika, chili flakes, or a dash of cayenne.
  • Additional Flavors: Adjust the flavor to your liking! More garlic, herbs, or even a bit of balsamic vinegar can enhance your sauce.
  • Use High Quality Tomatoes: Since this is the base of your sauce, I recommend using the best quality canned tomatoes you can find! If you can find them, fire-roasted tomatoes will add a delicious, complex flavor.
  • Don’t Skip the Sugar: Because tomatoes are naturally very acidic, you need sugar to balance out the flavor.
  • Adjust Thickness: If your sauce is too thin, gradually add more tomato paste. If your sauce is too thick, add more tomato sauce.
  • What Can I Use This Sauce With? Pizza sliders, stuffed pizza bites, deep dish pizza, calzones, you name it!

Storing Homemade Pizza Sauce

This pizza sauce is just as easy to store as it is to make! It keeps really well in the fridge, ready to go for quick weeknight dinners.

  • In the Refrigerator: The best way to store your homemade sauce is in the fridge. Keep tightly sealed in a jar for up to 1 week.
  • In the Freezer: Transfer your sauce to a ziplock freezer bag. It will keep in the freezer for 3-6 months! Let it thaw in the fridge overnight before serving.
Finished pizza sauce in a saucepan.

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Homemade Pizza Sauce

Using homemade pizza sauce is the perfect way to level up your pizzas! It's loaded with sautéed garlic, fresh herbs, and only takes 5 minutes to make!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian, Italian American
Keyword homemade pizza sauce, pizza sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 ounces
Calories 7kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 (6 ounce can) tomato paste
  • 1 (15 ounce can) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch of crushed red pepper optional

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan sauté the olive oil and garlic. Whisk in the tomato paste, and tomato sauce. Add Italian seasoning, sugar, salt, paprika, and pepper.
  • Whisk everything together and heat for 3-5 minutes until heated throughout. Add a pinch of red pepper for some spice if desired. Use in your favorite recipes.

Nutrition

Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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Instant Gulab jamun recipe with store bought Jamun mix. Learn how to to make a perfect gulab jamun every time with the instant jamun mix. Birthdays, parties, celebrations, get togethers, festivals as well as any occasion, this is perfect dessert. This is basic recipe of all other jamun recipes on this site, in fact this... Read More The post Instant Gulab jamun recipe with Jamun mix appeared first on Raks Kitchen.

Instant Gulab jamun recipe with Jamun mix

Instant Gulab jamun recipe with store bought Jamun mix. Learn how to to make a perfect gulab jamun every time with the instant jamun mix.

Gulab jamun prepared with readymade jamun mix

Birthdays, parties, celebrations, get togethers, festivals as well as any occasion, this is perfect dessert.

This is basic recipe of all other jamun recipes on this site, in fact this dessert can be prepared under 40 minutes, !

Don’t forget to check FAQs before trying.

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About

Gulab jamun is a popular Indian dessert especially made for festivals like Diwali or any celebrations.

It is very easy to prepare because of which it is very famous. From beginners in cooking, it can be made easily.

Gulab means Rose in Hindi, indicating it is a rose flavored sweet.

I thought nothing to share as a recipe to be honest with this, but have heard many of my friends, relatives say they struggle to make a decent one.

Just following the instructions on the back will give you precise results. Equally important, there are few things to note.

In this recipe post have explained how to make gulab jamun without cracks, not burnt black ones, unevenly fried jamun as well as dissolving/ breaking in syrup.

Let’s learn to make a perfect smooth, soft melt in mouth gulab jamun with instant mix available at shops.

Ingredients

It’s simple! Just few ingredients available in your pantry.

Instant gulab jamun mix, white sugar
Sugar, jamun mix

See recipe card for quantities.

instant gulab jamun recipe
Gulab Jamun | Indian dessert

Substitutions

Variations

Here are some minor variations you can make in the recipe.

See this Gulkand stuffed recipe on my website!

My notes

FAQs

Here are some common problems you find while making gulab jamun and tips to avoid it.

How to make crack free, smooth jamun?

Make a soft dough with more water content. It can be sticky but not crumbly.

Why are my gulab jamuns too soft?

Too hot syrup (or both syrup and fried jamun are hot) Make sure to drain from oil and give standing time before adding to hot syrup.

Why gulab jamun does not absorbing sugar syrup?

Either sugar syrup is too thick or the jamuns are too hard/ dense.

How can I make my gulab jamun not break?

Make crack free dough, roll smoothly without cracks.

How can I soften the hard gulab jamun?

Heat the syrup gently along jamun until hot (not boiling) and let it soak longer.

What is gulab jamun mix made of?

It is majorly milk solids (milk powder) and all purpose flour (maida) with some leavening agents (sodium bi carbonate or other commercial ingerdients)

Why is gulab jamun called gulab jamun?

Gulab means rose in Hindi. My understanding is it is flavored with rose water traditionally, hence the name.

Storage

Store upto a week in fridge. Good for 2-3 days in room temperature.

You can warm up in microwave for 10 seconds (2-3 jamuns at a time) to serve it warm.

Top tip

How to make a perfect gulab jamun?

The answer is just follow the package instructions! Haha. Honestly it is the key but through experience you may learn small intricate things, which I have compiled here.

Here are some tips to make perfect gulab jamun:

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Instant Gulab jamun recipe with Jamun mix

Instant Gulab jamun recipe with store bought Jamun mix. Learn how to to make a perfect gulab jamun every time with the instant jamun mix.
Course Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 40 Gulab jamun

Ingredients

  • 200 gm Gulab Jamun mix approximately 2 cups after sieved
  • 4 cups Sugar
  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 Cardamom crushed
  • 1 Pinch Saffron
  • Rose water Few drops
  • Pistachios for garnish Optional
  • Ghee or oil, for deep frying
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Instructions

  • Take instant jamun mix firstly in a mixing bowl. Sieve it to break any small lumps if it is there.
  • Combine by adding water little by little and make a smooth dough. Use finger tips and do not apply pressure and make tight dough. I used my slicone spatula.
  • The dough can be slightly sticky, not crumbly.
  • Keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes as instructed by the package. Keep covered.
  • Meanwhile which you can prepare sugar syrup. Take sugar and water in a large sauce pot.
  • Add saffron, stir well over medium heat. Bring to boil. Simmer for 10 minutes after that.
  • It should come to sticky consistency, do not make too thick or too thin. Just before switching off, add powdered cardamom or rose water and mix well.
  • Switch off the stove, keep aside.
  • Now, knead the dough again to smooth it. Grease your hands with ghee. Gently roll into equal size smooth balls. Grease once in a while to avoid sticking.
  • Heat ghee/ oil to medium heat. It should not smoke at any point. Test by adding a pinch of dough in ghee/ oil. It should rise immediately. Add rolled jamun balls in batches. Keep stirring for even color as it fries.
  • Patiently cook until deep red in colour.
  • Drain over paper towel. Continue with next batch. Repeat the same.
  • The syrup should be hot but not boiling. So maintain the temperature.
  • If both are too hot, it breaks and gets dissolved in the syrup. Give overnight soaking time if possible. Or minimum 3-4 hours.
  • After that, it will absorb the syrup and gets soft. Size will also be bigger.
  • In between mix gently without breaking.
  • You can garnish with pistachios if you like.

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Notes

  • Do not add saffron more, it will not be  nice. Few strands (8-9) is enough.
  • You can add cardamom or rose water, either one of it.
  • I added very little rose water as per my family preference.
  • Never let oil or ghee smoke and fry in high heat. Let flame be medium.
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  1. Take instant jamun mix firstly in a mixing bowl. Sieve it to break any small lumps if it is there.
step1 sieve instant gulab jamun mix

2. Combine by adding water little by little and make a smooth dough. Use finger tips and do not apply pressure and make tight dough. I used my slicone spatula.

little by little add water and mix

3. The dough can be slightly sticky, not crumbly.

dough

4. Keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes as instructed by the package. Keep covered.

keep aside

5. Meanwhile which you can prepare sugar syrup. Take sugar, saffron and water in a large sauce pot.

syrup
saffron/ kesar

6. Stir well over medium heat. Bring to boil. Simmer for 6 minutes after that.

step7 boil

7. It should come to sticky consistency, do not make too thick or too thin. Just before switching off, add powdered cardamom or rose water and mix well.

rose water

8. Switch off the stove, keep aside.

step9 set aside

9. Now, knead the dough again to smooth it. Grease your hands with ghee. Gently roll into equal size smooth balls. Grease once in a while to avoid sticking.

roll
ready to fry

10. Heat ghee/ oil to medium heat. It should not smoke at any point. Test by adding a pinch of dough in ghee/ oil. It should rise immediately. Add rolled jamun balls in batches. Keep stirring for even color as it fries.

fry

11. Patiently cook until deep red in colour.

deep reddish

12. Drain over paper towel. Continue with next batch. Repeat the same.

drain
fried Instant Gulab jamun

13. The syrup should be hot but not boiling. So maintain the temperature.

add to syrup

14. If both are too hot, it breaks and gets dissolved in the syrup. Give overnight soaking time if possible. Or minimum 3-4 hours.

keep aside

15. After that, it will absorb the syrup and gets soft. Size will also be bigger.

Instant Gulab jamun soaked in sugar syrup

16. In between mix gently without breaking.

Instant Gulab jamun ready

Finally, you can garnish with pistachios if you like.

gulab jamun with instant jamun mix
Instant mix gulab jamun

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