Best Ever Homemade Pizza Sauce and Copycat Pizza Hut Supreme Pizza

Supreme Pizza

Jeff and I have date night every Tuesday night.  We don’t really make a big production out of it.  Most of the time, Jeff will bring home a bottle of wine,  we eat dinner together, and watch our favorite T.V. show.  I try to make something Jeff enjoys for dinner, light candles, turn on some favorite music while we eat, and make a point of eating at the table so we can talk without distractions.  It gives us a chance to focus on each other for a little while. We both look forward to it.  Sometimes I will make pizza because I know he really likes it, and it goes great with wine.  I am kind of picky about pizza.  I love Pizza Hut because the sauce is so flavorful.  This sauce is very similar to Pizza Hut’s sauce.  It is thick, and rich, and

Supreme Pizza

full of flavor due to all of the seasonings, onion, and garlic.

Supreme Pizza

You can have a batch made up in about 30 minutes, and then all you have to do is roll out your pizza dough and spread it on.

Supreme Pizza

Then start adding the toppings.  We both like the Supreme Pizza from Pizza Hut which includes bell pepper,

Supreme Pizza


Supreme Pizza


Supreme Pizza


Supreme Pizza


Supreme Pizza

and cheese.

Supreme Pizza

Then just put it in the oven for about 20 minutes, and you have a mouth-watering, amazing pizza perfect for date night, family game night, or any time you are craving pizza.

Supreme Pizza

I recently heard a story about a couple who felt like they were doing pretty well in their marriage.  They had been having date night once a week, but decided to stop it as their life was so busy.  After a year without date night, things between them had fallen apart, so they decided maybe their date nights were why they had a good marriage.  They then decided to have 2 date nights a week!  I think 2 might be pushing it a little for us, but one night a week has worked out really well.  I don’t know if that has contributed to our marriage, but why take a chance and mess with a good thing?  Especially if it involves pizza! 🙂

Supreme Pizza

Homemade Pizza Sauce and Supreme Pizza

  • Servings: enough sauce for 2 large pizzas
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

For the Sauce:

  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28 oz.) can tomatoes, undrained, and chopped
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. crushed oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped onions and saute until limp.
  3. Reduce heat to medium low, and add minced garlic.  Cook, stirring often, until garlic is cooked, about 5 minutes.  Watch carefully so garlic doesn’t brown.
  4. Add remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer uncovered for 15 – 20 minutes until liquid is reduced a little.
  5. Remove bay leaf.
  6. Set aside until ready to use.

For the Supreme Pizza:

  • 1 pizza crust, homemade or store-bought (Trader Joe’s has good pizza dough)
  • 1 batch of homemade pizza sauce
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound hot or regular pork Italian sausage, cooked
  • 1 purple or yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 jar Kalamata olives or 1 can black olives sliced in half
  • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated
  1. Preheat oven according to recipe or package directions.
  2. Sprinkle flour over flat surface, and roll out pizza dough to desired thickness.
  3. Place dough on large cookie sheet or pizza pan.
  4. Spread sauce over dough leaving a half-inch border around the edges.
  5. Layer bell pepper, sausage, onion, mushrooms, and olives on top of sauce.
  6. Sprinkle cheese over all.
  7. Bake according to recipe or package directions.  (I used a piece of foil tented over pizza until last 10 minutes so cheese wouldn’t burn.)
  8. Let sit for 5 minutes, then slice into pieces, and serve immediately.

Recipe from Cook AZ I Do, obtained originally from my friend Betsy Duzan

Supreme Pizza









About Shari

My name is Shari, and I am an Arizona native and married mother of 3 who loves to cook and bake and figure out how to garden successfully in our suburban home in the desert. On this blog you will find a combination of savory and sweet recipes that have been tested by me, along with many tips to help you be successful. I hope you enjoy them! (
This entry was posted in Company, Family Favorites, Italian, Main Dish, Party Recipes, Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

23 Responses to Best Ever Homemade Pizza Sauce and Copycat Pizza Hut Supreme Pizza

  1. Oh my the pizza looks spectacular how I wish I were not on a low carb diet. I would love some now. The sauce looks thick and rich, just perfect for a pizza.

    • Shari says:

      Thank you, Suzanne! That’s what I like about the sauce, besides the great flavor, is that it is thick. Low carb diets are just no fun! I feel for you as I have been there myself. It’s especially hard as a food blogger where you are staring at food all the time. I appreciate you stopping by and commenting even though it is not on your list of things you can eat right now.

  2. Connie rice says:

    Perfect timing Shari! We have pizza night most Friday nights and I will have to try your sauce recipe. Thank you! ❤️

    • Shari says:

      You’re so welcome, Connie! So fun to hear from you. I hope you are doing well and enjoying summer. I hope you like the sauce if you try it. If you don’t mind garlic, I think you will love it!

  3. This looks delicious and I love that you have a date night. We have date weekends! 🙂

  4. Jess says:

    Oh woooooow, Shari, now I REALLY want some pizza. This looks amazing; and yay for you and hubby doing date nights. I’m not married, but I’ve heard that they are essential lol Great job 🙂

  5. rozpaige says:

    This beats ANY pizza that we have ever made at home. I’ve never made my own pizza sauce and Pizza Hut is one of our top chain pizza eateries. It’s always served perfectly for us, so this copycat recipe is getting done! Off to Iowa for a few weeks and then when I get back, I’m trying this! Pinned and Printed! Thanks Shari!

    • Shari says:

      Thanks so much, Roz! The sauce is so flavorful, and if you like garlic, I think you will enjoy it. How nice that you get to go to Iowa this summer. I hope you have a wonderful time! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by!

  6. nancyc says:

    This pizza looks so good, Shari–I’m sure it’s way better than Pizza Hut! I love all that cheese on top–thanks so much for sharing this yummy recipe! 🙂

    • Shari says:

      Thanks, Nancy! I don’t know if it’s better, but it’s close. I love the cheese, too. I appreciate you taking time to comment. Have a great day!

  7. You put honey in the sauce! I bet that adds a very nice, subtle sweetness, even though it’s not too much.

    Confession: I am unable to make a great tomato or pizza sauce. Really, I don’t know why I find it so difficult, but I do. However, I’m always optimistic that the Right Recipe is just around the corner, and I’ll happily give this a try! Thanks!

    • Shari says:

      Oh, I hope this is the one for you! If you are okay with garlic, I think you will like it. The honey really doesn’t add sweetness, it cuts the acidity of the tomatoes so it is not quite so tangy. It just kind of smoothes it out.
      I always feel optimistic about recipes, too. I’m still looking for a good coleslaw recipe. I’ve tried several and haven’t found “the one” yet. I probably need to just come up with my own. I hope you’re having a good week. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Looks amazing! date night sounds like fun!

  9. Oh my fave, I can never get enough of pizza lol.😉

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s