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Make your own easy homemade pizza sauce with this recipe! It only takes you 10 minutes and belongs on every pizza!

easy homemade pizza sauce in a mason jar
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A good pizza sauce is the basis for a delicious pizza! This basic pantry staples recipe is easy to make, ready in just 10 minutes, and made with basic ingredients. It can be prepared while the pizza dough is rising.

The few ingredients, mainly tomato passata or canned tomatoes, are slightly boiled down so that the sauce is thick and rich in flavor. If you are in a hurry, you can go without boiling it. Simply stir the few ingredients together in a bowl and spread it on the pizza. 

This homemade pizza sauce recipe makes enough for 4 round pizzas or 2 large sheet pizzas!

homemade italian pizza sauce in a jar

If you once made your own pizza sauce, you will never want to buy one at the store. It’s just so simple, delicious, cheaper, and you can adjust the ingredients to your liking. A little more or less garlic, fresh herbs, and spices of your choice.

Leftovers can be used as a tomato sauce for pasta. I love to roast sliced onion and halved cherry tomatoes in a splash of extra virgin olive oil, then add the pizza sauce and stir in some fresh basil. Feel free to add a dash of cream and ready is a simple, delicious pasta sauce made with leftovers.

🍝 Ingredients

See recipe card for quantities.

Pizza Sauce Ingredients
  • Tomato Passata –  Use a high-quality tomato passata (I love the one from Mutti – this tastes very aromatic and intense). It can be replaced by canned whole or chopped san marzano tomatoes, but it makes the sauce less intense. Also, I recommend boiling the sauce for a little longer and blend it in a food processor/blender if using canned whole tomatoes instead of tomato passata. 
  • Olive Oil – Simply belongs in an Italian recipe!
  • Garlic – A subtle hint of garlic tastes wonderful on pizza! If you are intolerant to garlic, please omit.
  • Oregano – Fresh or dried!
  • Sugar – Makes the sauce much more aromatic!
  • Salt & Pepper – To taste!

Variations: Add fresh or dried herbs, such as basil, thyme, or rosemary, of your choice. A splash of balsamic vinegar is also a great addition to this easy pizza sauce recipe. If you like it hot, add a pinch of red pepper flakes. A tbsp of tomato paste makes the sauce more intense. Last but not least, sauté a chopped onion together with the garlic.

👩‍🍳 Visual Step-by-Step Instructions

This visual step-by-step instruction will help you along the way – definitely recommended if you’re a cooking beginner! 😉

Pizza Sauce Recipe Step-1
  • Heat a small pot with olive oil. Add garlic and sauté for one minute.
Pizza Sauce Recipe Step-2
  • Add tomato passata, sugar, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and let it simmer for 5 minutes. 
Pizza Sauce Recipe Step-3
  • Pour pizza sauce into a bowl/mason jar and let cool.
a spoon in a jar of pizza sauce

Storage & Freezing Instructions

You can store the homemade pizza sauce bottled in a canning jar for a good week in the refrigerator. Leftovers can also be used as spaghetti sauce.

It will keep longer if you freeze it – Keeps fresh for 3 months if frozen in a freezer bag. To defrost, place in the refrigerator overnight, or defrost in a small saucepan over medium heat.

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📖 Recipe

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Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce

Make your own easy homemade pizza sauce with this recipe! It only takes you 10 minutes and belongs on every pizza! Makes enough for 4 round pizzas or 2 large sheet pizzas!
Author : Aline Cueni
5 from 1 vote

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Prep Time :4 minutes
Cook Time :6 minutes
Total Time :10 minutes
Servings : 4 Pizza
Calories : 42kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 ½ cup  tomato passata
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat a small pot with olive oil. Add garlic and sauté for one minute.
  • Add tomato passata, sugar, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and let it simmer for 5 minutes. 
  • Pour pizza sauce into a bowl/mason jar and let cool.

Notes

Store: You can store the pizza sauce in a mason jar in the refrigerator for a good week.
Freezing: Freeze pizza sauce for 3 months and either thaw it overnight in the refrigerator or in a pot over medium heat.

Nutrition

Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 463IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg

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