This Homemade Pizza Sauce is the best tomato sauce made from scratch with 4 ingredients and takes only 5 minutes to whip up in the blender. It's a delicious sauce for your next pizza night at home!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
If your weekly menu included Pizza Fridays, this recipe is for you! This homemade pizza sauce is my secret to a fantastic pizza at home. It's made with 4 ingredients and takes only 5 minutes to make!
A few years ago, when we started making our own pizza at home we focused on getting the most important part of it perfect: the dough. Now that we have mastered that, it's time for the second most important ingredient of a homemade pizza: the sauce!
- crushed tomatoes: the best for this sauce; no sugar added;
- fresh garlic: it adds flavor to the sauce; use up to 3 cloves in this recipe;
- herb seasoning: dried herbs are prefered for this sauce; I use Italian seasoning and dried oregano;
- salt and pepper: to taste.
How to Make Pizza Sauce?
- Pour crushed tomatoes into the blender jar.
- Add garlic, salt, pepper and dried herbs.
- Blend until smooth.
- Taste the sauce and add more seasoning if needed.
- canned tomatoes: you can use whole peeled tomatoes or diced tomatoes
- garlic: in a pinch, use garlic powder; for every cloves use ¼ of a teaspoon of the powdered kind;
- dried herbs: I prefer dried herbs in this recipe but if you want to use fresh, use 1 tablespoon of fresh for every 1 teaspoon of dried.
Remember to use more or less garlic and seasoning, depending on your preferences. It's good to taste the sauce after blending and adjust the seasoning.
Is this sauce healthy?
This pizza sauce is gluten-free, vegan, and has no added sugar or thickeners. Its simple ingredients make it delicious and the best for pizza!
What's the difference between pizza sauce and pasta sauce?
The first difference between the sauces is the method of preparation. Pasta sauce is cooked, while pizza sauce is not. It cooks at the same time the pizza does. Pasta sauce is made on a base of sauteed onion and garlic and often meat. It's what often makes the dish. Pizza sauce is a blend of tomatoes, fresh garlic and seasoning. It's a base for your favorite pizza toppings.
How to use this sauce?
Use ½ cup of sauce for a 12" large pizza. Drop it onto the center of the dough, then spread with the back of a spoon or ladle. Top with cheese, pepperoni, and any other toppings you like.
If Friday night is pizza night in your house, I highly encourage you to make the dough and this sauce, top it with your favorite pizza toppings (pepperoni, mushrooms, red peppers and onions are mine!), and of course lots of cheese!
This recipe makes about 3 cups of sauce. It can be used to make 6 large pizzas or 2 pasta dinners.
Homemade pizza sauce should be stored in a jar with lid, in the fridge, for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze it in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
It's perfect when it comes to texture and flavor. It's not runny or watery, but thick just right. It has the desired tomato-garlic flavor with a touch of Italian herbs. So good - I love if for dipping flatbread slices in it!
Absolutely! I use crushed tomatoes because they are convenient but also because there is no added ingredients. If using fresh tomatoes, peel them, blend or mash them and then simmer to remove excess liquid. Cool completely before adding the rest of ingredients and blending it all in a blender.
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Homemade Pizza Sauce
- 24 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 3 garlic cloves see note
- 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Store in a jar with lid in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- I like lots of garlic in my sauce so I used 3 cloves. Start with two and taste the sauce. If you want even more garlic flavor, add another clove.
- I use ½ cup of sauce per 12" pizza.
- Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use a calorie counter you are familiar with.