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How to Make Pizza Sauce in 5 Minutes

How to make pizza sauce is easy with ingredients that you probably already have on hand. Once your start making homemade pizza sauce, you’ll never go back to store-bought again.

If you’re looking to make more homemade sauces at home try my recipes for Dill Sauce for Salmon or my easy Tzatziki Sauce recipe.

How to Make Pizza Sauce Recipe - Jar of pizza sauce with cherry tomatoes and wooden spoon

What is Pizza Sauce?

This easy pizza sauce recipe only takes 5 minutes to make with a mixture of tomato sauce, tomato paste, dried oregano, dried basil, ground paprika, minced garlic, sugar, onion powder, and red pepper flakes.

It’s the perfect recipe for gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly diets!

Making homemade sauces is easier than you think. The best thing about making your own sauces is your ability to tinker with them until you hit the perfect combination of ingredients that your whole family will love.

Depending on how much sauce you use for each pizza, this recipe will give you enough for four medium pizzas with a thin layer or two pizzas with a thick layer of sauce. You can also use a blender to mix the ingredients if you are looking for a smoother sauce.

Homemade Pizza Sauce in a clear mason jar with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil on the side.

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How long does homemade pizza sauce last in the refrigerator?

Pizza sauce will last up to three to five days in the fridge when properly stored.

Can you freeze this pizza sauce from scratch recipe?

Yes, pizza sauce freezes well. It can be stored for up to six months in the freezer when stored in an airtight container.

Easy Pizza Sauce Recipe being ladled on raw pizza dough.

How to Make Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce Ingredients

1 15-ounce can tomato sauce

1 6-ounce can tomato paste

1/2 tablespoon dried oregano

1/2 tablespoon dried basil

1 teaspoon ground paprika

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

2 minced cloves garlic

2 pinches red pepper flakes (optional)

How to Make Pizza Sauce

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together tomato sauce and tomato paste until blended.
  2. Stir in oregano, basil, paprika, sugar, onion powder, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes.
Homemade Pizza with pizza sauce and tomatoes and fresh basil.

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Printable Version Easy Pizza Sauce Recipe

Yield: 2 3/4 cups

How to Make Pizza Sauce

How to Make Pizza Sauce Recipe - Jar of pizza sauce with cherry tomatoes and wooden spoon

How to make pizza sauce is an easy recipe to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Once you start making your own pizza sauce, you'll never go back to store-bought sauce again.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pinches red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the tomato sauce and tomato paste until well-blended.
  2. Stir in oregano, basil, paprika, sugar, onion powder, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 12Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 95mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 1g

Tips for How to Make Pizza Sauce

  1. You can substitute garlic powder for minced garlic cloves. Use 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder, depending on your taste.
  2. Make sure you don’t omit the tomato paste. You don’t want to end up with soggy pizza crust.

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