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Simple Pizza Sauce

Delicious, easy-to-make pizza sauce with classic Italian spices.

Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce

Homemade pizza sauce in a small jar with a gold spoon sticking out.

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Aside from the toppings, you can add a little oomph to your pizza by making a flavorful sauce. This homemade pizza sauce calls for garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, and a pinch of red pepper flakes.

No bland pizza here!

Homemade pizza sauce ingredients laid out on a marble board, tomato paste, tomato sauce, garlic, onion, oregano, basil, and chili flakes.

Instead of reducing the sauce by simmering, we are simply whisking some tomato paste into the tomato sauce. This allows it to thicken so you don’t end up with a watery sauce. If you have every single ingredient for this recipe EXCEPT for the tomato paste, I would recommend simmering for 15 or so minutes.

If you don’t have basil and/oregano on hand, simply use other seasonings like marjoram, thyme, and rosemary or an Italian seasoning mix.

Easy homemade pizza sauce in a small Weck jar.

How Long Does Pizza Sauce Last?

If you have any leftover sauce, you can store it in the fridge for 3-4 days.

This sauce also freezes well. Freeze for up to 3 months in an airtight container or freezer bag.

Here is an easy pizza dough recipe to go along with your sauce.

A close up of a jar of pizza sauce

Simple Pizza Sauce

Karissa Besaw
Easy-to-make, delicious pizza sauce.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes



  • Whisk together all ingredients in a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a simmer on medium heat. Reduce heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Spread the amount you desire onto your pizza!
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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe. My goal is to eat an SOS (salt, oil, sugar) free diet and it’s difficult, if not impossible, to find a pizza sauce without at least one of those ingredients. This recipe is super simple and delicious (even without the salt). We have pizza every Friday, so I’ll be making this a lot!

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