This easy, no-cook pizza sauce recipe is perfect for making in bulk and freezing for pizza emergencies (which are totally a thing) and makes the BEST pizzas.
Full recipe and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.
- Tomato puree / Tomato passata. I prefer using pureed tomatoes but you could use canned whole tomatoes (If you can find San Marzano tomatoes I would suggest using them) too. Simply crush them with your hands or a potato masher.
- Tomato paste. This is optional but I like the intense tomato-flavor it adds to the finished sauce.
- Sugar. Optional but it works well to counteract the acidity of the tomatoes.
- Oregano. You could use any herbs you like, basil will be delicious too.
- Olive oil.
How to make pizza sauce
It really couldn’t be simpler. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Adjust seasoning if necessary. The sauce needs to be subtly seasoned since most pizza toppings are on the saltier side. Use immediately on pizza bases or store.
Can you freeze pizza sauce?
Yes! Pizza sauce freezes very well. Transfer the sauce to freezer-safe containers or bags and freeze for up to 6 months. Simply thaw before using. The sauce can also be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container. This sauce is also great as an add-in for soups, stews, Bolognese and as a quick pasta sauce.
Can I use pasta sauce for pizza?
In a pinch, yes you can. You’ll need to strain the sauce through a very fine sieve or through a paper towel-lined strainer to get rid of the excess moisture which will result in a soggy pizza.
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Easy homemade pizza sauce
- 2 cups tomato passata / tomato puree
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp sugar
- 1 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
- Use on pizza bases of your choice or store for later use.