Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe – Ready in 30 Minutes!

The Perfect Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

Homemade Pizza Sauce is a staple for any pizza recipe!

Pizza night just got a bit better with my homemade pizza sauce recipe! When paired with my pizza dough recipe, you’re in for some truly exceptional pizza. Store-bought sauces are great, but a homemade sauce will truly elevate your pizza to a new level! This recipe will show you how to create a tasty pizza sauce, regardless of skill and experience. Any chef, regardless of experience, can follow these step-by-step instructions to make the best homemade pizza sauce!

The Heart of Great Pizza

The sauce is one of the foundational elements of great pizza. It adds so many of the key flavors to every pizza dish. Hopefully, this pizza sauce recipe will become a staple in your kitchen – it sure has in mine! While premade sauces may work in a pinch, a homemade sauce elevates pizza so much. A high-quality sauce is the foundation of any good pizza, and it is surprisingly easy to make!

Tools To Make Homemade Pizza Sauce

The right tools can make cooking a fun and enjoyable experience. This dish is designed to be made at home using standard cookware found on our Kitchen Essentials List. Specifically, the following items are necessary:

  • Immersion Blender: An immersion blender helps make quick work of smoothing the whole tomatoes into a nice paste for this pizza sauce recipe.

Key Ingredients of Pizza Sauce

My pizza sauce is made up of a handful of simple ingredients that come together to make an easy yet flavorful addition to any pizza. Tomatoes, garlic, onions, and a blend of spices create a sauce with depth and character that accompanies any toppings you’d like to add! One of the joys of cooking at home is that you can add any additional flavors you’d like – from additional sweetness to a hint of spicy heat – this sauce can be customized to meet your personal taste.

Homemade Pizza Sauce is a staple for any pizza recipe!

Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

Homemade pizza sauce is the foundation of any good pizza! Elevate your pizza night with this quick and easy recipe that pairs fantastically withr homemade pizza dough recipe. A quality sauce can make or break a pizza, so our step by step guide is designed to make it easy for anyone to cook.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 cups
Calories 80 kcal




  • In a bowl, crush 1 28-ounce can tomato until smooth.
    1 28-ounce can tomato
  • In a saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons Olive Oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and 1/3 cup onion, and saute until the garlic is fragrant, and the onion is translucent – about 2-3 minutes.
    2 tablespoons Olive Oil, 4 cloves Garlic, 1/3 cup onion
  • Pour the tomatoes into the saucepan and stir. Add 1 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper, and 1 teaspoon sugar.
    1 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper, 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano, 1 teaspoon dried basil. If you’d like to add additional spice, add 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional).
    1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano, 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce will thicken. If the sauce becomes too thick, add a splash of water to thin it out.
  • After simmering for 20 minutes optionally add fresh basil, fresh oregano, and Fresh Thyme, and let simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
    fresh oregano, Fresh Thyme, fresh basil
  • If you prefer a smoother sauce, use an immersion blender to puree the sauce until it reaches the desired thickness.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Store, or add to this pizza dough recipe to create a full meal!


Sugar will help reduce the acidity of the sauce. Optionally, you can use finely grated carrot for a more natural sweetness.
Consider adding a splash of red wine to the tomatoes in step 1 for an additional touch.

Your Notes


Serving: 4ozCalories: 80kcal
Keyword Pizza, Sauce
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  1. 5 stars
    […] Homemade Pizza Sauce: While canned sauce is great in a pinch, this homemade pizza sauce requires just a few ingredients and can completely transform your meal. Homemade sauce adds so much depth to an already delicious slice of pizza! […]

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