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posted: 04/29/19

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This Homemade Pizza Sauce comes together with just a few ingredients in the blender and adds the perfect flavor to your homemade pizza. You probably already have the ingredients waiting in your pantry! Add this sauce to my pizza dough recipe and pizza night is set!

ball jar filled with homemade pizza sauce recipe surrounded by parsley leaves with pizza in the background

Even though it snowed here over the weekend (!!!!) I am still prepping for summer mentally and with recipes for you! (P.S. Did you catch my Instagram Story where I looked 100% insane walking in the snow storm? It was cute . . . NOT.)  I am thinking about Peach Sangria and Grilled Chicken Sandwiches and lots of other great recipes you can throw on the grill or enjoy outdoors. One thing we love to make outside is pizza from scratch on the grill. It cooks up quickly and is so delicious every single time.

I have a great from scratch pizza dough recipe, but I thought it might be time to give you a great Homemade Pizza Sauce recipe to go along with it. This is a versatile recipe that you will love and enjoy again and again.

PIZZA SAUCE INGREDIENTS

You will need these simple ingredients:

  • two cans of diced tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • fresh garlic
  • dried oregano
  • dried parsley
  • salt & pepper

See! I bet you might already have all of that. And this sauce is only going to take about 5 minutes for you to make, so there’s no reason not to have some of this on hand all of the time.

over head view of a food processor filled with pizza sauce from scratch

HOW TO MAKE PIZZA SAUCE FROM SCRATCH

In addition you will need:

  • a sieve
  • a good blender
  • jars for storage

After you gather your supplies, this is a really simple process.

  1. Drain the tomatoes using the sieve. You want to give them a good shake to get out a lot of the liquid, but don’t worry about it all being gone.
  2. Throw the tomatoes, oil, vinegar, and spices into the blender or food processor.
  3. Blend until smooth scraping down the sides at least once during blending.

woman using a metal spoon to spread pizza sauce onto a circle pizza pan with dough on it

EASY UNCOOKED PIZZA SAUCE

And that’s it my friends! This sauce is uncooked, making it especially simple to make. Now you are ready to use it on your pizza.

If you are wondering how much pizza sauce to use on your pizza, I would say about half a cup for a 12 inch pizza. More than that and your crust is going to get too soggy.

This recipe makes 2 1/2 cups total.

close up overhead picture of a pepperoni pizza divided into slices made with homemade pizza sauce

HOW LONG DOES THIS LAST

This pizza sauce will last two weeks in an air tight jar in the refrigerator. Because of the oil in this recipe, I recommend making a new batch after that timeframe.

Naturally all good things must come to an end, and this will go bad eventually, so get to pizza making!

CAN THIS PIZZA SAUCE RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Yes! Keep in mind that if you are freezing it in a glass jar you want to leave at least an inch at the top to account for it expanding in the freezer. It will last in the freezer for three months.

FOR SPAGHETTI?

I suppose in a pinch you could heat this up and use it on your spaghetti. I personally like my Homemade Spaghetti Sauce a little more for that, but this would work in a bind.

IS THIS EASY PIZZA SAUCE . . .

VEGAN?

Sure is! This sauce is 100% vegan.

GLUTEN FREE?

Yup! This recipe is gluten free.

KETO FRIENDLY?

Based on limited research, yes, this pizza sauce is Keto friendly. There is no added sugar and so the only carbs you are contending with are the tomatoes.

homemade pizza sauce in a widemouth ball jar with a cheese grater in the background and fresh parsley in the foreground

And that is it my friends, go forth and make amazing homemade pizza!

woman using a metal spoon to spread pizza sauce onto a circle pizza pan with dough on it
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Homemade Pizza Sauce

Serves: 5 pizzas
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Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This Homemade Pizza Sauce comes together with just a few ingredients in the blender and adds the perfect flavor to your homemade pizza. You probably already have the ingredients waiting in your pantry!  

Ingredients

  • 29 ounces diced tomatoes drained (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons red wine or balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients together in a blender until smooth.

Notes

Please note that you need approximately 1/2 cup of pizza sauce per pizza. Nutritional information is for 1/2 a cup. This recipe makes 2 1/2 cups
The tomatoes need to be drained. You can do this by dumping both cans into a sieve and letting them drain. Don't push them down or worry about getting all of the liquid out.
Calories: 71kcal (4%) Carbohydrates: 10g (3%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 3g (5%) Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Sodium: 514mg (22%) Potassium: 347mg (10%) Fiber: 3g (13%) Sugar: 5g (6%) Vitamin A: 550IU (11%) Vitamin C: 28.9mg (35%) Calcium: 70mg (7%) Iron: 0.2mg (1%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
woman using a metal spoon to spread pizza sauce onto a circle pizza pan with dough on it

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Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Deb says

    I can wait to try this. Now that I am retired I am planning on making and canning a lot of homemade fods and other things.

  2. Cindy says

    If I just use hearty tomatoes instead of canned tomatoes, would I still have to drain them? Thank you!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Hi Cindy! Unfortunately, I don’t have experience with hearty tomatoes. So I would need to play around with it. Basically you just don’t want it to be too liquidy.

      • Cindy says

        Thank you!

  3. Amit says

    5 stars
    Excellent one really helpful thanks.

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