I would say on average we eat pizza twice a month. Sometimes takeout and sometimes homemade. When I do make pizza at home for us, I like to use this Pizza Sauce recipe. Super easy to make.
We all love our pizza but there is something just so satisfying when you make it yourself. Whether you are making the dough from scratch, making the sauce or just assembling it and baking it in your oven, it's pretty difficult to fail when making pizza.
Since I always have some Italian Seasoning on hand, that's what I used for this sauce recipe.
If you don't have any and don't feel like buying some, you can substitute for a combination of dried oregano, dried basil and some dried thyme.
A teaspoon to a teaspoon and a half total should be good for this sauce. But feel free to tweak the quantities for your taste buds.
The average pizza uses about ¾ cup of pizza sauce so this pizza sauce recipe should be good for about 5 pizzas. Obviously, this depends on the size of the pizza and how much sauce you like on your pizza.
🔪 Equipment Needed
You will need a food processor to make this homemade pizza sauce.
For more great recipes with Diced Tomatoes, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Homemade Pizza Sauce recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Diced Tomatoes, Tomato Paste, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Sugar, Italian Seasoning, Garlic Cloves and Salt & Pepper.
🥣 How to make Homemade Pizza Sauce
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.
Top each pizza dough with approximately ¾ cup of sauce. Adjust for different sizes of dough accordingly.
Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce
- 15 oz Diced Tomatoes, undrained
- 6 oz Tomato Paste
- 1 ½ tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon White Sugar
- 1 Garlic Clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.
- Top each pizza dough with approximately ¾ cup of the sauce. Adjust for different sizes of dough accordingly.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
I made this yesterday and will use it tonight for pizza for my family. I have tasted it and it is delicious. Not spicy and I have decided to use any leftover sauce for spaghetti sauce.