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Save money and make homemade pizza sauce. This recipe is so easy and beats anything store bought! Try it on easy biscuit pizza, French bread pizza and more.

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Homemade pizza sauce

My kids and I have been making this homemade pizza sauce recipe for years now. In fact, I cannot remember the last time I bought store bought pizza sauce. It has been THAT long.

My family and I love to make pizza, and I finally “figured” out an actually recipe that we love. This Homemade Sauce is so simple and I think you will love it too.

The best tomato sauce for pizza.

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I had to admit –  it is GREAT! You don’t have to chop anything or even cook it. In my mind, simple is always better.

I always make a double or triple batch and save some to freeze for the freezer. That way it is ready to go when we want to make a quick pizza, flat bread pizza or our favorite bubble up pizza. It is seriously the best tomato sauce for pizza.

How do you make pizza sauce from scratch?

You can easily make pizza sauce by combining crushed tomatoes, Italian seasonings and more into one yummy sauce. No cooking required. Just mix and go!

It will be ready and waiting when you are ready to make pizza for dinner.

Pizza sauce in a mason jar with a silver spoon in it. with a pizza in the back ground

This is the best homemade pizza sauce!

The top of a mason jar filled with pizza sauce and a messy spoon in the back ground.
Ingredients needed to make pizza sauce: tomatoes, basil, sugar, onion powder, oregano, paprika, garlic salt and pepper


  • Crushed tomatoes
  • dried basil
  • sugar
  • onion powder
  • oregano
  • paprika
  • garlic salt
  • pepper
Pizza sauce in a mason jar with a messy spoon next to it with multiple mini pizzas in the back ground and a red and white linen in the back ground as well.

How to make homemade pizza sauce:

  • First, get a large bowl and pour the crushed tomatoes in.
  • Second, add all of the seasonings.
  • Finally, stir until everything is blended together.

That is it! I told you it was SO easy. This recipe makes the equivalent of 28 oz pizza sauce jars at the store.

Pizza sauce in a mason jar with a silver spoon in it.

Is this frugal?

Yes! I was out of my cheap canned crushed tomatoes that I bought with coupons, so I had to pay full price for  28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes at Aldi. It cost me $.89.

That means, I made 2 jars of Pizza Sauce for $1! One jar of pizza sauce costs normally over $2, so I think I will take the $.50 jar -that is a 75% savings without every clipping a coupon.

Talk about frugal!

How to store it? 

Now that we have been using it so much, I have been keeping mason jar full in the fridge. It is great when we want marinara sauce for dipping. Our family loves it!

You can get some super cute Mason jars here on Amazon. I really love the ones that come with chalkboard labels. So fun!

They are so cute to labels all your sauces in the fridge. Plus you will have the best sauce for pizza.

The pizza sauce can be stored in the fridge up to 5 days.

Pizza sauce in a mason jar with a messy spoon next to it and pizzas and red linen in the back ground

Freezer Friendly!

Remember to make a double or triple batch and freeze these. I like to freeze it in freezer bags.

You can freeze the sauce for 3-6 months. I also like to lay the bags flat for easy storage and to save room.

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Homemade Pizza Sauce

4.90 from 68 votes
Homemade pizza sauce recipe is so easy to make. It is the best tomato sauce for pizza that you can fast. Try this easy pizza sauce recipe homemade today!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine Italian
Course Sauces
Calories 13



  • Pour the crushed tomatoes in a bowl.
  • Add in the seasonings and stir to combine.
  • It is officially ready to spoon onto your homemade pizza!
  • This makes the equivalent to 28 oz. of pizza sauce.

Recipe Notes

Store the leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze in a freezer bag for up to 3-6 months. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 13kcal, Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 1g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Sodium 433mg, Potassium 113mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 160IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 19mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I added some fennel seed, and I simmered it for a bit. It was delicious. Thank you for posting.

  2. Made it tonight, it was good, but the sauce was a little bitter for me, will need to tweak it with a little more sugar next time.

  3. Yes, you can use the roma tomatoes to make this recipe as well. It shouldn’t change the taste much.

  4. I have several Roma Tomato plants. Can these be used instead of canned or will it change the taste much?

  5. 5 stars
    This sauce is so good!! I love to make extra and freeze it and then pull it out when we want pizza! Yum!

  6. OMG! I love this stuff, thank you so much for the recipe. I thought I lost the recipe and was so down. I found it again and will be making those sliders this weekend for a lunch for the grand kids.

  7. Definitely! I love making extras and stocking my freezer so it’s ready for pizza night!

  8. Love this! It is my favorite sauce for my homemade pizza! I have used it so many times for so many things! Thank you!

  9. Thank you for this. We’re on Covid lockdown. I realized I had no pizza sauce but plenty of spices and cans of crushed tomatoes. My daughter tried and said best pizza sauce ever.

  10. Could you just use Italian seasoning, instead of the individual seasonings? Or doesn’t the Italian seasoning have all the required seasonings?

  11. 5 stars
    I’ve tried many different pizza sauces. This one is by far the tastiest and easiest and quick to prepare.. Delicious!!

  12. 5 stars
    I just got an uuni pro pizza oven for my birthday. We had some friends over and I used your sauce recipe. They couldn’t get over how yummy it was. They were convinced I bought the sauce!

  13. My family is pretty picky and doesn’t like chunks of tomato. Could a 28 oz. can of tomato sauce be substituted for the crushed tomatoes without affecting the taste?

  14. I, too, have family members that are very picky and don’t like chunks of tomato. Could we use a 28 oz. can of tomato sauce instead of the crushed tomatoes and still get the same taste result? Thank you very much!

  15. 5 stars
    Exactly what I was looking for in a pizza sauce recipe. Frugal, quick, easy and delicious with ingredients I had on hand. I just used it to make pizza and this will now be my go to recipe instead of buying pizza sauce. Thanks!

  16. I made this sauce this weekend and it is delicious! I added a bit of crushed red pepper because I like a little kick :). Thanks for the recipe!

  17. 5 stars
    This is my second time using this wonderful pizza sauce. Fast, easy, and delicious, what could be better. Thanks for sharing.

  18. 4 stars
    The recipe calls for 2 tsp garlic salt and I was wondering if garlic powder would work. Trying to cut down on salt intake.

  19. Do you think it would work if I weighed out 28 Oz of fresh tomatoes and processed them myself?

  20. Hmmmm… I haven’t had a problem with it being watery before. I’ll have to freeze it again to see.

  21. I made this and used half that day and froze the rest in a pint jar. When I thawed and went to use the second half, it was very watery. Maybe be because I pureed the crushed tomatoes with an immersion blender? I have one family member who won’t eat it if he finds even the tiniest pieces of tomato. Other than that the taste was great and I would make it again but maybe only half a batch.

  22. 5 stars
    I make this wonderful sauce every week. I use it as my marinara for all sorts of recipes too. It’s delicious. Thanks

  23. This is very very helpful share. Can be of big help. Thanks a ton for sharing.