Pizza Sauce is easy to make in 5 minutes, yet so flavorful, impressive, and versatile. You can make everything with pantry staples like tomato paste, sauce and seasonings. Making it at home is no effort and you can easily make a double batch for meal prep or more pizza nights. Seriously the best Pizza Sauce recipe ever.
What is the best sauce to put on pizza?
I know different preferences and tastes, one loves Alfredo Sauce on pizza but in my gusto the sauce to put on pizza is always and will be homemade pizza sauce.
Pizza vs. Pasta sauce
There are some key points on what is the difference between pizza and pasta sauce.
Pasta sauce is cooked, pizza sauce is not.
Pizza sauce is more flavorful and robust. Typically you use more seasoning for a bolder flavor, but there is one exception my Spaghetti Sauce is everything, but boring.
Pasta Sauce can be from the texture a bit thinner.
Reasons to make this Pizza Sauce
- You stir and mix everything, no cooking involved, and absolutely no cooking skills required.
- Also makes a wonderful dipping sauce.
- Great for meal prep and freezing.
- Budget friendly.
- All purpose sauce for many uses.
What you need for this Pizza Sauce recipe
Tomato paste and tomato sauce: both of them together make a smooth base. A food processor or blender is not required for getting the right texture. At the same time you have all intense tomato flavors and have a pizza sauce from scratch.
Garlic: of course you can use garlic powder, but I find fresh garlic so delicious.
Onion powder adds another layer of flavor, but without being prominent which can be happen when using fresh onions.
Oregano and Italian herbs: After testing for my gusto this is a winning combination. Lots and lots of flavors, savory, and earthy.
Sugar balances all the other savory flavors and intensify the sweetness from the tomato sauce and paste.
Crushed pepper: I can’t help myself and I do love a little bit of a heat. I sprinkle and mix a bit crushed pepper. But if you are hesitant about a little spice, leave it totally out. Pizza Sauce is really great without.
How to make Pizza Sauce
In a bowl combine tomato paste, sauce, garlic, onion powder, oregano, Italian herbs, crushed pepper, sugar and a pinch salt and pepper.
Pizza Sauce leftovers
Store in a bowl with a lid on top or use immediately. Leftovers are amazing for one week.
Can I freeze pizza sauce?
You absolutely can. Make individual or bigger portions and freeze for 3 months.
Pizza sauce uses
You can make 2 pizzas with this recipe. Need more? You can absolutely double or triple everything.
For dipping: I like to use around 1/4 to 1/3 cup for a portion and it tastes great with Focaccia.
Other pizza recipes to try
- 6 oz tomato paste
- 20 oz tomato sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp Italian herbs
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp crushed pepper
- salt, pepper to taste
- In a bowl mix and combine: tomato paste, sauce, garlic, onion powder, oregano, Italian herbs, crushed pepper, sugar and a pinch salt and pepper.
- Refrigerate for further use.
- Any leftovers? Add in a bowl with a lid on top. Leftovers are great for one week.
- For freezing pizza sauce: Make individual portions or freezer bigger portions and freeze for 3 months.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 786mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 9gSugar: 6gProtein: 8g