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Easy Pizza Sauce Recipe

This easy pizza sauce recipe gets cooked right on your stovetop, and takes about 10 minutes from start to finish. You’ll love how delicious this is. MUCH better than anything you’ll find in a can.

easy pizza sauce

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.

Especially since potatoes are pretty much off of the menu since Amelia was diagnosed with her potato allergy. Any given day, we’re doing meat/veggie/starch, pizza, pasta, or stir-fry.

Take-out pizza definitely makes an appearance more often that 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.

Pizza Sauce

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.

Now – you guys know that I say this all the time, but I’m going to say it again.


It matters.

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.

Easy Pizza 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!


Easy Pizza Sauce

Easy Pizza Sauce

Yield: 2 pizzas
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

This quick and easy pizza sauce gets thrown together in about 15 minutes, uses common ingredients, and is better than anything that comes pre-made. Make it while your dough rises!


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, {minced}
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes, {high quality}
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons sugar


  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat, and saute the garlic for 2 minutes. 
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir, and simmer for 10-15 minutes. 
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339 Saturated Fat: 3g Sodium: 1689mg Carbohydrates: 35g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 21g Protein: 7g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!
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Tuesday 4th of July 2017

If this is supposed to be "more healthier...," how does 1689mmg/70% of sodium constitute healthy!?!?! That doesn't make sense! There aren't that many salts.....please explain/clarify.


Tuesday 5th of November 2019

@Nicole Johnson,

Awesome reply LOL LOL ! Thank you for this recipe - sauce looks yummy and I can't wait to try it!

Nicole Johnson

Wednesday 5th of July 2017

I'm not sure why you quoted, "more healthier" in your comment, because not only does that not appear anywhere in the post, it also doesn't appear in my brain either. I don't speak like that. Nutritional information is an estimate, and also for TWO TO THREE ENTIRE PIZZAS, so there's that, also. If you want to eat 2-3 whole pizzas, you've got more to worry about than sodium.