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How to Make Pizza Sauce in 5 Minutes

How to Make 5 Minute Pizza Sauce is easy with ingredients you probably already have. Once you start making homemade sauce for pizza, you’ll never go back to store-bought again.

If you want 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 in 5 Minutes - Photo of Mason jar with Pizza Sauce and tomatoes and fresh garlic.

What is Pizza Sauce?

This best pizza sauce recipe only takes 5 minutes to make with basic ingredients: tomato sauce, tomato paste, dried oregano, dried basil, ground paprika, minced garlic, sugar, onion powder, and red pepper flakes. Who knew the easiest recipe would make one of the best sauces you’ll ever taste?

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 sauces is your ability to tinker with them until you hit the perfect combination of dried herbs 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 large pizzas with a thick layer of sauce. You can also use a blender or immersion blender to mix the ingredients if you want a smoother sauce.

It’s the perfect addition to your homemade pizza night to combine with your favorite toppings. Making your pantry staples will save money and taste better than store-bought pizza sauce.

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How to Make Pizza Sauce

Simple 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.

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Yield: 2 3/4 cups

How to Make Pizza Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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.

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 this Easy Pizza Sauce

  • You can substitute garlic powder for minced garlic cloves. Use 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder, depending on your taste.
  • Make sure you don’t omit the tomato paste. You want to avoid ending up with a soggy pizza crust.
  • You can use this tasty sauce for dipping sauce as well.
  • Fresh herbs like fresh basil can be used in this sauce. You can also substitute Italian seasoning for the savory herbs.

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.

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Can you freeze this pizza sauce from scratch recipe?

Yes, red sauce for pizza freezes well. It can be stored for up to six months in the freezer when stored in an airtight container. You can also freeze this tomato-based sauce in an ice cube tray. After they freeze, pop out the sauce cubes, add to a quart-sized freezer bag, and keep until needed.

We’ve reached the end of How to Make Sauce for Pizza. I hope you enjoyed it.

Let me know in the comments below how you liked this homemade sauce recipe and what type of pizza you made. Try recipes with different pizza toppings, like Margherita pizza and Hawaiian pizza.

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