How To Make Pizza Sauce – Quick and Easy

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Nothing beats the flavorful, easy-to-make, versatile, delicious pizza sauce you make at home. I know there are different ways you can make it.

If you already like to make it at home, I know you most likely know how to make it. This recipe is excellent for those who like to try new recipes from time to time.

Homemade pizza sauce makes the perfect combo to your pizza recipe, you know. An excellent partner to make the perfect pizza.

pizza sauce on the table

You can take as short as 10 minutes to prepare this sauce. However, if you want it to last even longer, you can make it that way to attain the perfect flavors and tastes. Even if you like to buy the store-bought ones, then you’ll notice a massive difference in making it yourself.

This gives you the perfect solution when you urgently need the sauce, and you cannot aces it. The good thing is that you can make the sauce with only accessible ingredients you have in your pantry.

pizza sauce topping on the pizza

Pizza sauce is one of the most critical aspects of pizza. If you don’t make it right, you best bet you won’t even have the best pizza. Remember then you should make the pizza sauce just because it attains the perfect flavors.

Why would you use this recipe, though?

The one thing you may not know about is that this is going to be easy to make. The recipe is relatively easy to follow, so you will like it.

It’s fuller of flavors, and you will be surprised at just how tasty it’s going to be. If you don’t have the flavors balanced for pizza, then you make the bland pizza. To make the difference make the unique sauce for the different pizza that is also tasty.  

This one is versatile, so aside from the pizzas, you can use it as a significant sauce for other different styles of meals. If you have a meal calling for the marinara sauce, consider using this sauce.

Homemade pizza sauces the best quick fix for a unique pizza

I’m one of those who believe in DIY projects. Well, nothing beats the homemade sauce. It’s not only easy to make. It’s even better to use. It blends well with the cheese and the toppings.

pizza sauce

The best part is that you only need to use a few ingredients for the same. As long as you have the primary ingredients being the tomato sauce, you are good to go.

Sometimes, when you buy the pizza sauce, you will find it more like just the tomatoes. It’s almost like, why to buy it when it’s going to be just tomatoes. My family likes its flavors spicy and delicious. If this is you, then take a ride with me here.

The primary ingredients you need to make the sauce


Some people believe so much in canned tomatoes. I will go for the fresh tomatoes instead since it gives it all just a different flavor. You know it has no preservatives or additives besides its all easy to make.

I will always use the canned tomatoes as the very last option. There are different types of canned tomatoes, and of course, you best use the whole canned tomatoes.


There’s something about the onions that always makes the meal better tasting. So you can get the onions and chop them a little before you can then set them in the food processer. If you then want it better, consider mincing it.


If you are anything like me, you know garlic is the best to enhance the flavors. For this case then the best is to use a garlic press for the same. It will make your work easy when it comes to crashing the garlic.


This is the secret ingredient that is always going to make all the difference in the sauce. Different people use different ingredients. If you are going to use a ton of toppings, then you should also add the seasonings.

Olive oil

Of course, this is needed for the times when you’re sautéing the sauces and cooking it to place.

Sugar and salt

This one is great as it’s going to deliver a balance of sweetness and saltiness. With this then you are sure you will make the perfect blend for your different ingredients.

pizza sauce on the table

Homemade Pizza Sauce; the best quick fix for a unique pizza

Nothing beats the flavorful, easy-to-make, versatile, delicious pizza sauce you make at home.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 600 grams tomatoes
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 30 grams butter
  • 100 grams onion
  • 6 grams of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of basil 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  • Start by blanching the tomatoes and then remove the outer skin. After that then you can dice them into cubes and then set it all aside.
  • Set another pan on the stovetop, and then add the butter and olive oil. When it's all melted, add the onions and garlic. Stir fry it under the highest heat.
  • Next, then add the diced tomatoes and keep stirring under high heat to cook. For a minute or two, add the remaining seasoning, which includes oregano basil and black pepper. Let it keep cooking.
  • Go on to add the salt and then add the sugar to the sauce.
  • Let it then simmer slowly and thus let it cook for about 30 minutes. Keep cooking it until you have the thick sauce.


  • The oregano and basil used in this pizza sauce are all dried herbs, not fresh. Oregano, also called pizza grass, is a must-have spice for making pizza. Both of these spices can be bought on the supermarket’s imported seasoning shelves. The Chinese translation may be inconsistent. The English name is given in the formula, and you can buy it according to the English name. These two spices are rich in flavor; students who are not accustomed to this flavor can reduce the amount by half as appropriate.
  • Many people don’t like the taste of tomato skins. After boiling tomatoes with boiling water, they can be peeled easily. But tomatoes are more nutritious to eat with their skins. Students who don’t mind the taste of tomatoes can skip this step.
  • The pizza sauce should be fried a little bit dry, making pizza more convenient.
  • This pizza sauce can also be used as pasta sauce. Just add some water to dilute it before use.
  • Put the prepared pizza sauce in an airtight jar, and then store it in the refrigerator. It can be stored for three days to one week.

Tools we used

While the tools we used here are not mandatory, they make your work a lot easier. It’s not every day that we use these tools in our family. But when I need to, I can use the immersion blender to make the sauce very smooth. My kids don’t like rough texture.

I recently bought the Breville BSB510XL Control Grip Immersion Blender. I can’t tell you just how much it has become my favorite tool. You will like it but more so the fact that it’s a durable choice.

Another tool I have and I think will serve you best is the garlic press for your garlic. For this one, you need it, especially if you like to use garlic in your meals. Choose the ORBLUE Garlic Press to make crushing garlic an accessible business.


Is it only to use the canned tomatoes in place of fresh tomatoes?

Yes, you can use the canned tomatoes. Most of the people I know like to use the canned tomatoes as opposed to fresh ones.

In fact, for the Italians abroad, San Marzano tomatoes make them know they will make something close to their home pizza sauce.

Is pizza sauce the same as the pasta sauce

No, they aren’t the same. When you’re using it, the pizza sauce is ready to use as it has gone through a high level of cooking. The pizza sauce, though, gives you a short time to cook it. On the other hand, the pasta sauce is almost ready to remember you will put it at the last step when you’re almost getting the pasta ready.

Can I use tomato sauce in place of the pizza sauce?

Of course, you can use the tomato sauce, but the truth is that they would have the flavors you have when you make the pizza sauce. So this means that the sauce is not the best choice for the pizza even though it will deliver the perfect flavors.

What are the best tips for making the best sauce?

There’s a difference between using the regular sauce and just the best regular sauce. The first thing you should do is to sauté the garlic and onion. Go on to sauté the tomatoes again to make it attain the perfect flavors.

Although we use dried basil and oregano, the best ones are to use fresh herbs and seasoning.

Can you store the pizza sauce?

Yes, you can store the pizza sauce in the fridge and this you should leave for about five days. If you want to have it serve you veer a long time, you should store it in the freezer for three months.

Step by step guide

  1. prepare the tomatoes

Wash the tomatoes to get rid of all the chemicals. I prefer using ripe red tomatoes. Set the saucepan on the stovetop with enough water. Bring the water to boil, then set the tomatoes in the water to blanch them. You don’t want it to boil, though. Remember, you intend to peel off the skin.

  1. Cut the peeled tomatoes.

So then get the blanched tomatoes and put them in another clean bowl. If you like, then you can cut them into cubes and then set them aside. They will look like the ones you buy as canned tomatoes.

  1. Cut the other veggies.

You can then peel your onions and cut them into small cubes. Also, if you have the garlic press, you need to use it to smash the garlic or, better yet, mincing the garlic.

  1. Start the cooking process.

It’s easy to cook the sauce, so you should first heat the pot, add butter and cook until it melts.

  1. Add the onions and garlic.

After the butter melts, add onion and garlic and stir fry for about 1 minute. There’s something about butter that if you don’t yet cook with it, then you are missing out. It gives it a unique and different flavor to use in cooking.

  1. Add the tomatoes

After frying the onion and garlic, you must have formed a unique but also perfect aroma. Now add the already diced tomatoes and stir fry over high heat.

  1. Add sugar, salt, and other seasonings.

When you see the juice from the tomatoes oozing, you should know it’s getting ready. Now you should add in sugar, black pepper, oregano leaves, and basil, stir and fry evenly. Remember, we already mentioned that the seasoning is vital depending on making the sauce your style.

After this addition then you should cover the pot and cook for about 20 -30 minutes. Open the lid and stir from time to time during the cooking process to avoid the muddy bottom. If you simmer it, you are giving it more time to suck in the flavors of the ingredient combo you have.

  1. Cook some more

After cooking, if there is still more water, turn to high heat to harvest the sauce. Next, into the sauce, add salt, stir evenly, and then get out of the pot.

Now I like my sauce being thick but also crunchy. So the texture is what makes it even better. If you, however, like it smooth, then you can use the immersion blenders. The best thing about them then is that you can use them even with your hot sauce.

  1. Let it cool

Now don’t use the sauce as it’s hot. Let it cool down before you can add it to the pizza.  

This is easy to make.

steps to make pizza sauce

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