Homemade Pizza Sauce is quick to whip up and so simple to make with pantry staples. This Pizza Sauce Recipe is make ahead ready and freezer friendly too! This recipe is vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.
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Pizza Night Traditions
Pizza night happens once a week at our house and because of this, my easy Pizza Sauce Recipe is always on the agenda. Pizza night has been a tradition for as long as I can remember, but it hasn’t always been homemade. I used to think homemade was too hard to make or something I couldn’t learn how to do.
After stepping outside of my box, and overcoming the decision that it was too hard, I started with a yeasted recipe by Peter Reinheart from his book The Bread Bakers Apprentice. Basic at it’s best, and with a nice long rise time, it’s a recipe I returned to again and again because it just tastes so darn good and the techniques are solid.
When I started making Homemade Sourdough Bread, well, that changed everything about my pizza making process. Sourdough is a whole other beast, but I leaned hard on the skills I learned from making yeasted pizza dough and applied it to Sourdough Pizza Crust with a few tweaks.
At one point I was thwarted with having to go gluten free, so, I got to work right away on a Gluten Free Pizza Crust Recipe and eventually a Gluten Free Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe. Now, I’m following it up with a tasty Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe.
Quick Guide: How to Make Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce
- First, start with tomato paste and toss it in a food processor or blender.
- Next, add garlic cloves, olive oil, spices and water.
- Last, give the ingredients a whirl and you’ve got pizza sauce!
Can you believe how quick and easy this pizza sauce recipe is? And it’s SO goood.
- Get your favorite tomato paste for this recipe. I like Muir Glen.
- Make a single or double batch – I typically make a double batch and freeze the rest for our next pizza making night. A single batch makes enough for 3, 10″ pizzas. I included a single and double recipe below.
- Take the spicy up by adding an additional 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes to the mix.
- Freezer Friendly? Yes please, up to two months.
More Sauce Recipes to Dip Into
- Fresh Marinara Walnut Sauce
- Cranberry Sauce Vinaigrette – from Kitchen Confidante
- Smoky Bourbon BBQ Sauce
- Ginger Cranberry Sauce with Riesling– from Floating Kitchen
- Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce
Homemade Pizza Sauce
For a Single Batch (about 1 C (275g)):
- In a food processor (fitted with S blade) or blender, spoon in the tomato paste. Add the garlic, salt, oregano, chili flakes, and olive oil. Process for about 30 seconds. Scrape down sides of the bowl, and process again drizzling in all but about 2 Tbs of water. Process for another 30 seconds or until the sauce is smooth. Taste for salt and check for consistency. If a thinner sauce is desired add the remaining water or more if needed. It should be about as thick as mayo. The sauce is now ready to slather all over your pizza crust! Store in a lidded container in the refrigerator for up to three days or in the freezer for up to two months. Thaw in the fridge overnight for use the next day.