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Little Caesars Crazy  Sauce Recipe
Little Caesar's Crazy Sauce
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Sauce
Calories: 41
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.3 (13 reviews)

From 1990 to 1993, Little Caesar's sales growth ranked in the top five in the restaurant industry, accoring to Nations Restaurant News Magazine. As of 1993, the company had more than 4,800 outlets raking in $2.3 billion. Its no wonder that founder Michael Ilitch was able to purchase the Detroit Red Wings hockey team in 1982, and then the Detroit Tigers in 1992. Ilitch also owns several arenas and theaters, including the Second City comedy theater in Detroit.

The Crazy Sauce, basically souped up pizza sauce, is usually served with Crazy Bread, for dipping. If you're looking for the total Little Caesar's clone experience, check out the Crazy Bread clone recipe in More Top Secret Recipes.

One 15-ounce can tomato puree
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme

1. Combine all the ingredients in an uncovered saucepan over medium heat.

2. When the sauce begins to bubble, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often.

3. Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator, it will keep for 3 to 4 weeks. Serve hot.

Makes 1 1/2 cup.

Needs white pepper
Submitted on: 02/08/14
I have a very sensitive palate and I know for sure that Little Caesar's sauce has white pepper in it. Some people can't tell between black pepper and white pepper, but to me it has a really strong difference.
Submitted on: 01/18/14
this stuff is dead on. glad to have this recipe in my collection.
Submitted on: 11/28/09
I followed the poster's advice to add a little pinch of fennel. Well, I used anise. Same flavor. It was just the ticket. This sauce tastes great!
Submitted on: 02/19/08
I'm a little caesars crazy sauce officionado, and frankly, this sauce was too salty, and is definately missing something.
Submitted on: 07/20/07
This is a terriffic sauce! I've made it time and again. Always keep a batch in my freezer for a quick pizza sauce. Easy & delicious.
Submitted on: 05/23/06
I can tell you for a fact that Caesar's sauce has fennel seed in it. Not much, cause it'll take over the whole taste. Try crushing just a little pinch into the sauce, and I think you'll have it.
Mark Mac  
Submitted on: 02/22/06
The Crazy Sauce was too spicy. Too much black pepper. Cut it at least in half when preparing.
Submitted on: 01/26/06
This was awesome. I made it last night. The only change was that I added more salt until it tasted right. I made some breadsticks and pizza bread. I think I will make some more this week to use with the Olive Garden Toasted Ravioli!
Submitted on: 12/07/05
Exactly like the real thing!! I make this every time we make or order pizza. It's like da awsomeness.
Submitted on: 11/04/05
This is right on the money! I drink this stuff when we get pizza from Little Ceasar's so when I whipped up a batch of my own I was thrilled I could drink myself into a crazy sauce stupor without having to leave my house!
Submitted on: 10/11/05
Very good and authentic. Also, I wanted to add, the description says Crazy Sauce is "souped up pizza sauce" but in reality, they use their plain old pizza sauce for "crazy sauce". I worked at a Little Caesars before I could even drive! The one I worked at was SO clean and neat. Not sure if they were all that way, but it would be nice if more restaurants were!
Submitted on: 08/08/05
It tastes exactly like little ceasars!!!!
Rogers Family  
Submitted on: 07/21/05
This recipe is right on the nose!! We make it in bulk and freeze it in smaller portions. This is also our pizza sauce base!