Our Easy Pizza Sauce Recipe can be cooked, or not cooked. Either way, it’ll be delicious! Throw this on your next homemade pizza, or use as a dipping sauce for anything that could use a dunk in some marinara.
Easy Pizza Sauce
Homemade pizza is definitely one of my guilty pleasures. I’m a pizza/pasta/taco fan. It is my “comfort” food, and the favorites from my childhood, and what ends up on my family table more nights than not.
Take-out pizza definitely makes an appearance more often than my homemade variety, but when I have a little time to do some more pre-planning and get my pizza crust going, this sauce is quick enough to throw together while the crust is rising to not be too big of a pain in the butt.
It also would work really well in my Pepperoni Rotini Bake.
The kids always enjoy a good pepperoni pizza, but for me – my favorite is Hawaiian. Really great Canadian bacon, fresh-cut pineapple, and sliced mushrooms – ON TOP of the cheese please, with extra sauce to dip the garlic butter crust in.
Easy Pizza Sauce shopping list
The ingredient list for this is short and sweet once you consider how many of these items are probably in your cupboard or pantry already. Just in case, let me go ahead and give you the low-down.
- Olive Oil
- San Marzano Tomatoes
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Crushed red pepper
If you want to REALLY hit the easy button, you can cut out all of that but the tomatoes and olive oil and get some of this Spiceology Pizza Seasoning. I live by this stuff!
My go-to Pizza seasoning! Make pizza sauce. Throw it on top of pizza. Use it in pasta salad. Make salad dressing. So many options!
How to make the best homemade pizza sauce
Now – you guys know that I say this all the time, but I’m going to say it again.
BUY THE BEST TOMATOES YOU CAN.
How many pizzas does this pizza sauce recipe make?
For this, I used a big 28 ounce can of crushed San Marzanos. It makes enough sauce for 2 – 3 large pizzas, depending on how crazy you go with the sauce.
I go crazy, and like extra to dip my crust in, so definitely two pizzas for me. If you are more conservative with your sauce love, you could probably squeeze 3 out of this. Personally, I love making a double batch and freezing the extra!
This would also be a really great option for dipping my garlic twisty breadsticks into!
Featured Reader Reviews
“I used the spices in this recipe but added it to my fresh roasted tomatoes instead if the canned …. TO. DIE. FOR! Yum!!!”Anita – from Pinterest
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 2 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- Place everything in a food processor or blender and pulse until combined.
- Spread on pizza crust and cook the pizza as you normally would.
- If the sauce will be used for dipping and won't be cooked with the pizza, I recommend simmering it in a saucepan for 5-10 minutes before serving.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Saturated Fat: 3gSodium: 1689mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 7gSugar: 21gProtein: 7g
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