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!
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.
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.
- 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.
- Throw the tomatoes, oil, vinegar, and spices into the blender or food processor.
- Blend until smooth scraping down the sides at least once during blending.
Easy Uncooked 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.
Why Does this have Sugar in it?
Whenever I use canned tomatoes, I test the final recipe and add a little sugar if needed – which it usually does. Canned tomatoes are quite acidic. Think of it like a scale. On one side you have the acidic tomatoes weighing down the scale. To balance it, you add a 1/2 a teaspoon of sugar to the other side. The scale is now at neutral. The recipe neither tastes acidic or sweet.
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.
I suppose in a pinch you could heat this up and use it on your spaghetti. I personally like my Homemade Spaghetti Sauce a lot more for that, but this would work in a bind.
Is this Easy Pizza Sauce . . .
Sure is! This sauce is 100% vegan.
Yup! This recipe is gluten free.
And that is it my friends, go forth and make amazing homemade pizza!
Homemade Pizza Sauce
- 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
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar or honey (see note)
- Combine all of the ingredients (except the sugar) together in a blender until smooth.
- Taste the sauce. Add a pinch of sugar. The sauce should taste much better, but not sweet, with the sugar. If it doesn't, add a small pinch more and taste again.
- This recipe will last for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.