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Quick & Easy Oil Free Pizza Sauce

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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.

Jar of pizza sauce with fresh basil and garlic cloves around it

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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.
Pizza crust with sauce spread on it

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.

Pizza with vegan pepperoni, ollives, and veggies

In addition to using this sauce on pizza, it’s wonderful on my Vegan Pepperoni Pizza Paninis and in my Vegan Stromboli!

Other great recipes to go along with this pizza sauce are my Whole Wheat Pizza Dough, my Vegan Pepperoni, my Vegan Italian Sausage, and my Vegan Mozzarella Cheese.

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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Jar of pizza sauce with fresh basil and garlic cloves around it

Pizza Sauce

Teresa Sklenicka
This homemade pizza sauce is rich and thick, and tastes amazing! It's made entirely from ingredients you likely have in your pantry, and is so quick and easy to make. Perfect for your pizzas or for dipping bread sticks
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
Calories 39.6 kcal


  • 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
  • teaspoon pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.


Calories: 39.6kcalCarbohydrates: 9.2gProtein: 1.7gFat: 0.3gSodium: 265.3mgPotassium: 391.66mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 559.36IUVitamin C: 8.68mgCalcium: 26.3mgIron: 1.38mg
Keyword Easy, Make Ahead, Sauce
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Nutrition calculations are approximate.

By on August 22nd, 2020

About Teresa Sklenicka

I love creating tasty, oil-free, vegan recipes that everyone will love (even non-vegans)! Here you'll find vegan versions of your favorite comfort foods, as well as some new tastes! Join me on a path to improving your health, helping the planet, and saving animals.

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