Homemade Pizza Sauce

by Erin

Homemade pizza is one of my favorite things to make, but you can’t just stop with the crust and the toppings. Whip up this easy pizza sauce recipe for your next pizza night.

Homemade Pizza Sauce 1

Do you have a favorite homemade pizza sauce recipe? Most of the time if I don’t buy it jarred, I will use a jar of pasta sauce instead and add a bit of seasoning. But when I found a homemade pizza sauce recipe I thought I would give it a try. With a great flavor that was simple and quick to prepare, I have reused this recipe a few times already. It’s also great for dipping!

Homemade Pizza Sauce 2

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Makes 3.5 cups


1-15 oz. can Italian seasoned tomato sauce

1-6 oz. can tomato paste

2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

2 tsp dried oregano

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp ground sweet paprika

2 tsp sugar (or honey)

1/2 tsp salt

4 Tbsp olive oil

2 tsp balsamic vinegar


  1. In a large bowl or container, mix all ingredients.
  2. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator if not using immediately.

Source: Adapted slightly from Baking Jenn

Post updated 3/2/2018, picture above is the original.

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Susan September 23, 2015 - 5:23 pm

This is a really great sauce. I’m generally not a fan of red sauces, but this one is now officially my go-to pizza sauce. No jars from the store needed, because it is very simple and quick. And I have enough left from what I used it for today to make 3 more pizzas. I already have plans for trying it next week on a pizza I usually put a white sauce on.

spiffycookie September 23, 2015 - 5:41 pm

Woohoo! I am so glad I am not alone. Everyone seems to have different preferences for pizza sauce and I agree, this is my favorite!

jeralyn January 26, 2012 - 8:54 am

I can’t wait to try this. I love making things from scratch so much more healthy for you and you know whats in it.

Heather @ Kids in the Sink January 25, 2012 - 7:21 am

I have a recipe for homemade pizza sauce but it isn’t very thick. I like the idea of a lot of tomato paste to thicken it. And by the way, my recipe, at the end, calls to put balsamic vinegar in it and it’s very delicious!

spiffycookie January 25, 2012 - 8:49 am

Mmm I bet the balsamic is a great touch. I’ll have to remember that for next time.

Zee January 25, 2012 - 4:50 am

I love homemade pizza sauce.. I always make it at home whenever I am baking a pizza.. and I love that it is a no cook recipe

Tracey January 24, 2012 - 7:34 pm

I love that this is a no-cook recipe! My favorite homemade pizza sauce is a no-cook recipe as well. When I’m already making pizza dough and toppings, I can’t usually be bothered to also cook the sauce :)

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 24, 2012 - 5:44 pm

I love homemade pizza sauce and oddly enough it’s pretty easy to make. It seems these days we can’t keep enough jarred stuffed in the house, my Husband has been on a mozzarella and pepperoni kick lately. Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to book mark this for when I need to make some sauce.

Jennifer | Mother Thyme January 24, 2012 - 4:24 pm

I love homemade pizza sauce, I actually just made some the other day too. I love your recipe; so simple and beats buying the sauce already in the jar!

spiffycookie January 24, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Oo I want to see how you make yours

Jen January 24, 2012 - 1:43 pm

How can I NOT try this when it’s so easy? Thanks for the recipe!

Choc Chip Uru January 24, 2012 - 11:32 am

Your sauce looks perfect – I can already imagine it on a delicious thick crusted pizza! Yum :D

Steph@stephsbitebybite January 24, 2012 - 10:46 am

Oh my! Now you’re making me crave pizza!!

spiffycookie January 24, 2012 - 11:05 am

I can’t wait to get home and make more pizza myself!

Liz @ Southern Charm January 24, 2012 - 10:44 am

Love this. I have a bag of pre-mixed gluten free pizza dough that has been staring at me … now that I have my sauce, I’m one step closer :)

spiffycookie January 24, 2012 - 11:13 am

I have been neglecting some dough in my fridge. I hope it’s not past it’s prime :-(

Maureen January 24, 2012 - 7:54 am

I’m thinking pizza ! the crust is simple – it’s always the sauce that’s tricky. find one you like and you’ll be a hero. Now you did all the work and I’ll be a hero. I like the sound of that. :)

Looks lovely.


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