Homemade Pizza Sauce

This Homemade Pizza Sauce is the perfect addition to any pizza night. Made with simple ingredients like tomato sauce, garlic, and oregano, this sauce packs a flavorful punch that will make your homemade pizzas taste restaurant-quality.

jar of homemade pizza sauce on a counter.

We love homemade pizza night! There’s something special about gathering in the kitchen and making our delicious pies. Our family has a tradition of each person creating their unique pizza with different toppings, sauces, and cheese. It’s always a fun experience.

jar of homemade pizza sauce on a counter.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • You only need simple ingredients so you don’t have to worry about spending a ton of money at the grocery store.
  • All of these ingredients are pantry staples so you may already have them on hand.
  • It tastes so much better than store-bought. You will never want to go back to jarred sauce.

🛒Ingredients

You will need a few simple ingredients to help you make this homemade sauce recipe. Gather these ingredients on your next trip to the grocery store you can enjoy this delicious sauce.

  • olive oil
  • fresh garlic cloves
  • tomato paste
  • crushed tomatoes
  • granulated sugar
  • dried oregano
  • salt
  • ground black pepper

See the recipe card below for quantities.

🔪 How to Make Homemade Pizza Sauce

This is an overview of the steps needed to make this recipe. You can find the full step-by-step instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

garlic and oil in a saucepan.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the minced garlic and saute for 20-30 minutes until fragrant.

tomato paste, garlic, and oil in a saucepan.

Then add tomato paste and cook with the garlic in the oil for 1 minute stir often.

seasonings being added to a pot of tomato sauce.

Add the crushed tomatoes and whisk well to combine. Add the sugar, oregano, salt, and pepper. Then cover and bring the sauce to a simmer over medium heat.

homemade pizza sauce simmering in a large pot.

Remove the sauce from the heat and cool to room temperature before making pizza.

🥄 Equipment

You will need these kitchen tools to help you make this recipe:

  • Large saucepan
  • Whisk

🥫 Storage

Storage – Store the leftover sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Freezing – You can also freeze pizza sauce in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.

Reheating – Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds – 1 minute. Or you can reheat on the stovetop for a couple minutes until warm, just use medium-low heat.

Serve With

Besides making homemade there are more ways to serve this pizza sauce. You can serve it with these Pizza Puff Pastry Pockets or dip these Puff Pastry Pizza Bites in it.

jar of homemade pizza sauce on a counter.

💭 Tips

Here are a few tips that you can use to help you make this recipe:

  • Don’t leave the garlic unattended it can burn quickly.
  • Stir the sauce often so that the bottom doesn’t scorch
  • Feel free to add more or less seasoning to suit your taste buds.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What are the best tomatoes for pizza sauce?

We like to use San Marzano tomatoes. However, you can ues any type of crushed tomatoes that you have on hand.

Can I turn spaghetti sauce into pizza sauce?

Yes, just thicken the sauce by simmer it, and add a little more sugar to the sauce.

🍽 More Homemade Sauce Recipes

Do you enjoy making homemade sauces? If so, try these delicious recipes:

🧾Recipe Card

Want to make this homemade pizza sauce recipe? Print the recipe card below, or pin this recipe, so you can find it later.

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Homemade Pizza Sauce

This Homemade Pizza Sauce recipe rich, smooth, and full of flavor. It’s a great way to add some extra flavor to your regular pizza night.
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 26kcal

Equipment

  • Large saucepan
  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 15 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 20-30 seconds, until fragrant.
  • Add the tomato paste and cook with the garlic in the oil for 1 minute, stirring often.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes and whisk well to combine with the tomato paste.
  • Add the sugar, oregano, salt, and pepper; stir well. Cover and bring the sauce to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and cool to room temperature before making pizza or serve warm as a dipping sauce.

Notes

Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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