On a plate resting on a white table is a homemade pizza with dollops of red sauce, slices of mozzarella and a scattering of basil leaves. Photo by Blake Wisz.

The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce

Elevate your homemade pizza-making game with this outrageously simple and delectable pizza sauce. It makes use of ingredients you’re likely to have in your kitchen already and can be made in advance and kept in the fridge or freezer.

Around a photo of a homemade pizza with dollops of red sauce, slices of mozzarella and a scattering of basil leaves are the words ‘The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce’; which is a recipe on Transatlantic Notes.

Ingredients (approx. 16oz):

  • x1 15oz can diced tomatoes
  • x1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
On a white table is a bowl of homemade pizza sauce. Around are three white spoons with garlic bulbs and dried herbs on them. Photo by Heather Ford via UnSplash.
photo by Heather Ford


Put all the ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth.

Yep, that’s really all you need to do!

Store in an airtight container either in the refrigerator for up to a week (bring to room temperature before using as it will thicken) or in the freezer for up to a month (defrost completely before using).

Further Info:

Our Best Pizza Recipes Will Make You Want to Toss Your Takeout Menus – Better Homes & Gardens

11 Best Vegan Pizza Recipes [Topping Ideas & Dairy-Free Cheese] – The Eat Down

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18 thoughts on “The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce”

  1. This is awesome and so easy. I like easy recipes. They are the best kind. I recently started making my own pizza dough in my breadmaker. I might have to try the homemade sauce, homemade dough combination! Thanks.


  2. Hi Molly. Great recipe (although I’ll skip the garlic – we hate each other!). Out of interest, do you make your own pizza bases too?


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