Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

This easy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe is made in 5 minutes with 9 ingredients. It"s the best pizza sauce perfect for homemade pizza nights.


The morning before we go grocery shopping...while I sip my coffee and my kids finishtheir breakfast...I like to ask them what they want for dinner the next week. Without fail their first answer is always, "pizza!"

We love makingpizza at home because it"s easy (my kids have been making it every week since they were 5), fun and less expensive than delivery. This is our go-to easy homemade pizza sauce recipe. It takes five minutes lớn whip up and will make the best pizza you"ve ever had.

We"re from Chicago (born và raised)...so we"ve enjoyed some of the best pizza in the world. I remember, one evening after dining at a famous pizza restaurant, we got in the car & I asked my husband how he liked it. It turned out he was less than impressed.I thought my pizza-loving-husband had gone crazy!

His problem was with the sauce! "There was only a thin layer & it tastedjust lượt thích tomatoes" was his personal opinion. He likes his pizza saucy & flavorful andthat particular pie just didn"t cut it. Moral of the story: there"s no weak sauce allowed in our household. & thisEasy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe ensures that!


How khổng lồ Pizza Sauce from Scratch

To make this homemade pizza sauce from scratch you crack mở cửa two cans, add some seasonings, stir và you"re set to go. You can easily make itahead of time và store in the refrigerator until you"re ready to lớn make your pizza!

Tip: use a red spatula

If you"d like to prevent turning your trắng spatulas orange, I suggest using a red spatula lớn make this recipe. This red spatula(pictured below and used in the video) is my favorite! I use it foreverything,especially making red-colored foods like this homemade pizza sauce!


One the sauce is finished, use it khổng lồ make homemade pizza! This Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe is our go-to! It requires no rising, & makes a delicious pizza in under 30 minutes! Or try this whole wheat pizza dough or this zucchini pizza dough!

Spread the sauce generously and evenly.

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The flavor and essence of a pizza lies in the pizza sauce. Be sure lớn put a nice thick layer on và spread it evenly.


Homemade Pizza Sauce Serving size

This recipe makes enough sauce khổng lồ make two large pizzas, or four medium-sized pizza.

Easily Doubled (or tripled)

This easy pizza sauce recipe iseasily doubled or tripled. I love serving making pizza with a huge salad when we have guests over for dinner. You can also make the crust into small personal pizzas and let the kids put their own toppings on it, which is really fun!



Store this pizza sauce in a glass jar with a lid for up lớn 2 weeks in the refrigerator, or up to 3 months in the freezer.

To use, let the sauce come khổng lồ room temperature before spreading it on your pizza dough.


Recipe FAQs

What is the difference between Pizza Sauce and Spaghetti Sauce?

This is a common question I get asked all the time! Here are some distinctions between the two:Spaghetti sauce has a higher water content. This is why I don"t recommend using a jar of marinara when making homemade pizza, you could kết thúc up with a mushy watery mess!Pizza sauce is thicker. this goes along with the point above, but pizza sauce contains tomato paste, which causes it lớn spread easier và more evenly!Pizza sauce is more flavorful. This might be my own opinion, but we like a lot more spices in our pizza sauce than we vị in our spaghetti sauce!

Should homemade pizza sauce be cooked?

This recipe is for a no-cook pizza sauce so it does not need khổng lồ be cooked.

Can I use ketchup as pizza sauce?

I actually get this question a lot - please vì not use ketchup as pizza sauce. Ketchup is not a substitute for any of the ingredients in this recipe.


Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe: Substitutions

Here are a few possible substitutions that can be made in this recipe.

Tomato Sauce.

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Sometimes I run out of cans of tomato sauce, and in a pinch I have used a can of diced tomatoes that I tossed in my Vitamix to lớn turn into sauce! You can also use fresh blended tomatoes as well.Tomato Paste. Please don"t leave out the tomato paste! It makes the pizza sauce thick which is key in making non-soggy pizza!Oregano/Italian seasoning.I always make this with dried spices, but feel free to use fresh. Also, if you lượt thích a sauce with a less bold flavor, you might want to start will less and add more khổng lồ your liking.Garlic salt.If you don"t keep garlic salt on hand, use a little more garlic powder and regular sea salt.Granulated sugar.This can be left out lớn make a sugar-free version. Or you can substitute coconut sugar. I think the little bit of sugar enhances the flavor of the tomatoes.

Vegan Pizza Sauce

The sauce itself is vegan, so you can make some pretty amazing vegan pizzas out of this recipe, và save yourself lots of money buying vegan options at the store.


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Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

This easy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe is made in 5 minutes with 9 ingredients. It's the best pizza sauce perfect for homemade pizza nights.