Best Pizza Sauce

Is there only one best pizza sauce? Over the years, I’ve made hundreds of pies using various sauce products. The goal was to perfect the pie and be consistent with the ingredients. I struggle with consistency and following recipes, but I try my best for pizza. Stop if you are one of those people who only knows and uses either Ragu or Prego sauce! Other better pizza sauce options will help you make the best pie. Some of our favorite options are listed below. Give them a try! Who knows, maybe you’ll end up loving one and will never go back to your old ways.

DeLallo Italian Pizza Sauce

During the beginning of Covid, I happened to be in the pasta aisle and saw this cherry tomato sauce. I decided to give it a try and fell in love! This jar is perfect for margarita-style pizza! It is sweet without overpowering flavors. Sadly, I now avoid this sauce due to their changes. Lately, every bottle of DeLallo pizza sauce has been runny and feels too watered. I guess everyone is trying to cut down and cheap us and use Covid-19 as their excuse. The price has also increased on this watery sauce. It’s still worth trying, at least once. Maybe you’ll like it on your pies.

Don Pepino Pizza Sauce

The opposite of a runny sauce is Don Pepino. The packaging on this product makes you think you’re using something from the 1950s, and you are! This New Jersey can of tomatoes includes simple ingredients and is full of flavor. The sauce is also a bit on the sweeter side but you can add more garlic and sea salt to it to mellow it down. If you love New York-style pizza, they most likely use this can and add more seasoning to make it their own. The best part, this can cost only a dollar fifty!

Rao’s Homemade Pizza Sauce

Another delicious and simple recipe that you should try is Rao’s pizza sauce. The ingredients are wholesome and not overpowering. When I use this sauce, I think of local restaurants that make specialty or sourdough pizzas. You will probably pay around five dollars for a jar of this tomato sauce.

Classico Fire Roasted Pizza Sauce

If you like a simple pizza sauce with a lot of flavors, give this jar a try. Lately, I mainly use this jar for our pizzas. On rare occasions, I grab the original sauce option, which doesn’t have the fire-roasted flavor. This 14oz jar of sauce will cost you a little under two dollars, and you’ll also find yourself using it in other recipes.

The above are some of the best pizza sauces that we love to use in our New York pies. What’s your favorite pizza sauce? Is it on the list?

Expert Grill Charcoal Pizza Oven

If you’ve been curious about the Expert Grill Charcoal pizza oven, let me peek your interest even more. This portable pizza oven is perfect for any pizza lover but it can do so much more. The best part about this pizza grill is that it’s affordable and available in Walmart. 

These days finding an affordable and good pizza pie is hard. What do you do when the consistency of the pie changes or your favorite pizza shop closes due to Covid-19? You get your own pizza oven, of course! While it might sound daunting to make your own pizza using charcoal, it is as easy as one-two-pie, thanks to Expert. 

Expert Grill Charcoal Pizza Oven

Expert Grill Pizza oven is lightweight, easy to assemble and use. The charcoal pan lays in the back, for easy charcoal pouring and cleaning. Once the charcoal is lit and the oven is heated above 700F, you can pop in your pizza pie and enjoy it in just a few short minutes. 

This charcoal pizza oven can be used for a lot more than just pizza. You can heat a cast iron skillet and sear steak and other meals. You can make pita pies, chicken, burgers and anything else you want to experiment with. Remember, pizza dough can be used for numerous things including breadsticks, cinnamon buns, buffalo chicken bites, and flatbread. 

The first night that we got the pizza oven we made a cheese pie, two sweet calzones, and meat pita called burek. We got too excited about the pie and did not wait for the oven to reach 700F. Instead, we placed it in the oven when it reached 500F. It took a little longer for the pizza to cook on this temperature but it was delicious! 

The next day we made two more pies, this time letting the pizza oven reach full temperature. The pizzas were done in two minutes or less and had the perfect burnt crust. So far we’ve made a few more pizza pies, and they all came perfectly done! No raw pizza dough or hard crust. 


  • Affordable at just under $140
  • Easy to assemble and use
  • Versatile -can make more than just pizza pies
  • Portable- Can take on trips, camping, or different locations in your yard with ease
  • Easy to clean
  • Expert grill 15″ charcoal pizza oven


  • Doesn’t include a pizza peel
  • No vent cover
  • Door needs to be removed/lifted off to use the oven

While the Expert Grill charcoal pizza oven has a few flaws, overall it’s the one of the best pizza ovens around. It’s easy to use and the pizza cooks perfectly each time! This charcoal pizza oven can be used outdoors on campsites, in your backyard, on your deck, or for your mobile restaurant. Quick and delicious pizza has never been easier when you have the right pizza oven!

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Expert grill 15″ Charcoal Pizza Oven Video