This quick and easy pizza sauce is rich and thick and tastes amazing! It’s made entirely from ingredients you likely have in your pantry, and is perfect for your pizzas or for dipping bread sticks.
Everyone knows that the most important part of a pizza is the crust. But right up there in importance is the sauce. Without a tasty sauce, pizza is just boring. I like my pizza sauce to have a good rich flavor, and this one does! It’s not a watery sauce like those you can buy in jars at the store.
Also, this homemade sauce is oil free, making it healthier than store bought sauces.
And since it’s made entirely from pantry ingredients, there’s no reason not to make this flavorful sauce for all of your homemade pizzas.
What you’ll like about this recipe
- This pizza sauce can be made in minutes with common pantry ingredients.
- It’s thick and rich, adding the perfect rich tomato flavor to your pizza creations.
- This sauce can be made in advance, saving you time on pizza making day.
- Canned tomato sauce
- Tomato paste
- Fresh garlic
- Dried basil
- Dried oregano
- Onion powder
- Maple syrup
- Black pepper
How to make this pizza sauce
This recipe is so quick and easy. Why buy store bought pizza sauce, when you can have a sauce that tastes amazing, and takes so little effort to make?
Place all the ingredients in a small sauce pan and stir them together. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. You really just want to cook this long enough for the flavors to blend.
There you have it! A delicious sauce that you’ll want to use any time you make homemade pizza!
Tips & Variations
- Fresh herbs can be used instead of dried.
- If you’re following a low sodium diet, you can purchase salt free tomato sauce and tomato paste.
- For a spicier sauce, add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
- Make a double batch of this sauce and freeze it for future meals.
This sauce has the perfect consistency and will stand up to all your favorite pizza toppings. The recipe makes enough for two large pizzas, or about four 12 inch pizzas.
Storage and freezing
This sauce is perfect for making ahead and storing. Store it in a mason type jar with an air tight lid in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days. It can also be frozen for up to 6 months. Freeze it in a wide mouthed canning jar, or in a ziploc bag which has been sealed and laid flat until frozen.
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For more tasty sauce recipes, see:
- Vegan Pesto
- Oil Free Marinara
- Savory Garlic Dressing
- Vegan Ranch Dressing
- BBQ Sauce
- Vegan Mayonnaise
- Chipotle Mayo
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- 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
- 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.
Nutrition calculations are approximate.