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Difference Between Pizza Sauce and Tomato Sauce

Pizza Sauce vs Tomato Sauce

Tomato sauce is a type of sauce which is made from tomatoes. Tomatoes are ideal for sauces because they have a liquid content, and they do not need any thickening agents to make them into thick sauces. Aside from this, the flesh of the tomatoes is very soft and they cook easily.

Tomato sauce is not considered a condiment. Rather, it is made for the purpose of mixing it with a dish that it becomes a part of. While it is very commonly used for vegetables and meat, it is also used as a sauce for pasta dishes and pizza.
It is prepared by first removing the seeds and skins and chopping the tomatoes. Afterwards the tomatoes are cooked in olive oil and seasoned with salt. To keep the sauce from becoming too dry, water, stock, or wine is added.

To add more flavor, some spices such as garlic and onion are sautéed in olive oil before adding them to the tomatoes. Depending on the cook’s preference, ground meat and other spices may also be added including pepper to make it spicier.
The use of tomato sauce in Italian dishes came from its introduction by the Spaniards who brought the recipe from the New World. Its use in pasta was first mentioned in the late 1700s, and since then it has become very popular as part of pasta dishes and pizza.
Tomato sauce has many varieties, and they come seasoned with different herbs and spices. While it is very popular as an ingredient in pasta dishes, it is also an ingredient that pizza cannot do without. This sauce is known as pizza sauce.
Pizza sauce is a sauce which is put on pizza. It is usually made from a tomato base with several spices added. Sometimes it can be plain tomato sauce, but more often than not it is made with other seasonings and spices such as basil, oregano, pepper, garlic, and onion.

Some even grill the tomatoes and crush them on the pizza while others use white sauce instead of tomato sauce. This is for white pizza which substitutes tomatoes with dairy products such as cream or pesto. This type of pizza will have cheese, olive oil, and spices as ingredients.


1.Tomato sauce is a kind of sauce which is made of tomatoes together with herbs and spices while a pizza sauce is a sauce which one puts on pizza.
2.Tomato sauce has a tomato base while pizza sauce may or may not be tomato based but have cream or pesto instead of tomatoes.
3.Tomato sauce can be added to any type of dish; meat, poultry, and vegetables as well as for pasta dishes and pizza while pizza sauce is only used for pizza.
4.Tomato sauce almost always has a red color because of the tomatoes while a pizza sauce may be red in color when it is made of tomatoes or white when it is made with dairy products or cream.

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1 Comment

  1. Kool. I’ve always thought both are just the same.

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