In just 5 minutes and with minimal ingredients you can make this Easy No Cook Pizza Sauce! A rich tomato sauce that’s delicious on homemade pizza and in Calzones!
Every great pizza has to start with a great sauce. When I have time, I always make Homemade Marinara Sauce. But that takes time, and we don’t always have time on our side. So when you want a quick homemade sauce, this Easy No Cook Pizza Sauce is for you! Use the sauce with my homemade Pizza Dough to make pizza or even Pizza Pocket Bites. And you can even make your personal favourites!
What’s This Pizza Sauce Like
- Difficulty – This is the easiest sauce ever. There is no cooking or any equipment needed at all. Just a bowl and a spoon and it comes together in 5 minutes!
- Taste – I love this sauce. When I don’t have time for Homemade Marinara Sauce, this one is a close second. It’s tangy, thick and rich and just delicious!
- Serving – This recipe easily makes enough for four large pizzas.
- Tomato Sauce – I used a good quality tomato sauce.
- Tomato Paste – Tomato paste is very dense, rich and thick. It adds to the overall richness of the pizza sauce.
- Olive oil – I used extra virgin olive oil.
- Oregano – Dried oregano adds a nice flavour.
- Basil – Dried basil adds a little sweetness to the sauce.
- Garlic powder – Gives the sauce a little touch of garlic flavour.
- Salt – Enhances the overall flavour of the tomato sauce.
REMEMBER, The full recipe and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Combine ingredients – In a medium sized bowl combine the tomato sauce, tomato paste, olive oil, dried oregano, dried basil, garlic powder and salt. Whisk to combine.
- Serve or store – Use the pizza sauce straight away or store in a jar in the fridge up to a week.
- Use a tomato sauce that you like – . Since store bought tomato sauce is the main base for this sauce, make sure to buy a great one.
- If using fresh herbs – If you decide to use fresh herbs for this recipe, make sure to finely chop them as they will incorporate into the sauce better.
- Tomato Sauce – I used a great quality tomato sauce for this recipe. Alternatively, you can use crushed can tomatoes. You will have to put them in a blender and pulse for a few seconds and then strain the tomatoes. The end result will be a little thinner.
- Herbs – I used dried oregano and dried basil. You can use Italian seasoning if you like. You can also add fresh basil or even fresh parsley.
- Garlic powder – I like the taste and ease of garlic powder for this recipe. You can absolutely add fresh minced garlic. It will give the sauce a stronger garlic flavour.
- Additions – Feel free to add a few dried chili flakes or cayenne pepper to the sauce for a bit of heat if you’d like.
- To make thicker sauce – You can easily add a few more tablespoons of tomato paste to make your pizza sauce thicker.
Serving and Storage
- Serving – Honestly, this sauce is great on all homemade pizzas like the Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza, the Thin Crust Mediterranean Pizza, the Mushroom & Caper Pizza and so many more. It’s also a great sauce to use in Homemade Pepperoni Calzones or the Pizza Pocket Bites.
- Storage – This sauce will keep in the fridge up to one week in a sealed jar or airtight container. Alternatively, you can freeze it for up to six months! The best way to freeze it is in a freezer safe bag. You can put it in the bag and lay the bag flat to spread out the sauce. Then simply zip it up getting out most of the air. Then you can freeze it flat for easy storage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Generally, pizza sauce is made with uncooked pureed tomatoes. Pasta sauce is made with cooked tomatoes that have been blended.
Although the two are different, yes you can use pasta sauce on pizza. The flavour will be a little different, but it will still taste great?
Homemade Marinara Sauce
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Get the recipe!
Easy No Cook Pizza Sauce
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- In a medium sized bowl combine the tomato sauce, tomato paste, olive oil, dried oregano, dried basil, garlic powder and salt. Whisk to combine.
- Use the pizza sauce straight away or store in a jar in the fridge up to a week.
*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.