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Hi Bold Bakers!
This 5 Minute Pizza Sauce is life-changing! With just 5 ingredients (that you probably always have in your cupboard), a blender, and 5 minutes, you are on your way to a batch of homemade pizza sauce that can be used in everything from a Best-Ever Pizza, to Pizza Cupcakes, Pizza Scones and more!
The bonus is that this easy pizza sauce recipe is also the best pizza sauce recipe I’ve ever come across. It can also be used on pasta or even as the base of tomato soup! It’s also perfect for making in advance to ensure you can have a pizza night whenever you feel like it.
The Difference Between Pizza Sauce and Pasta Sauce
This recipe uses all the traditional ingredients you’d find in your favorite pizza shop’s sauce, except it’s ready in minutes and is way cheaper than ordering delivery every time you crave pizza (which, if we are being honest, when are we not craving pizza?).
If you want to know what the difference is between pizza sauce and pasta sauce, it’s simple: the biggest difference is that what you put on pizza isn’t cooked. Pasta sauce is traditionally slow-simmered.
What You Need To Make Pizza Sauce
This recipe really couldn’t be easier, all you will need from your kitchen is:
- A food processor or blender
- Measuring spoons
- A resealable container or ice cube trays for storing
How To Make Pizza Sauce
This recipe is so simple that you may start to wonder why take-out pizza even exists! Here are the basic steps on how to make your own sauce (and don’t forget to get the full recipe with measurements, on the page down below):
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth.
- That’s it. You’re done. Step 2 is just here so step 1 wasn’t lonely.
Gemma’s Pro Tips To Making Pizza Sauce
- If you don’t have canned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes work just as well! Drop fresh tomatoes in boiling water for a few seconds then transfer to an ice bath to loosen the skin. Chop the tomatoes or crush with your hands. Since they have a lot of moisture, be sure to strain the liquid out through a sieve.
- Not heating the ingredients gives the sauce a fresher flavor. Go from the blender to the top of your pizza dough.
- Use a ladle to spread the sauce on your dough, ensuring that you don’t press down on the dough itself.
- For an added boost of umami flavor, add a filet of anchovy! It will be blended throughout the sauce and those who think they don’t like anchovies (they’re secretly in a lot of delicious dishes!) will be none the wiser.
- Salt to taste!
How To Store Pizza Sauce
Store your sauce in a resealable container in your refrigerator for up to a week. Or, freeze the sauce in ice cube trays. Once frozen, remove from the trays and keep in a plastic bag in the freezer for up to 8 weeks. Use about 5 cubes for a large pizza, microwaving before spreading onto your dough.
Make LOTS of Pizza:
- 15-Minute Pizza (No Yeast)
- Crazy Dough Pizza
- Potato & Mint Pizza
- Best-Ever Pizza Dough
- Cauliflower Pizza in 5 Steps
- Focaccia Pizza
- Sourdough Pizza
And don’t forget to buy my Bigger Bolder Baking Cookbook!
Full (and printable) recipe below!
Watch The Recipe Video!
5-Minute Pizza Sauce Recipe
- 1 can (15oz/420g) tomatoes, whole or crushed
- 1 can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- ¼ of a small onion
- 2 large garlic cloves,
- 1 heaped tablespoon dried Italian herbs
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients and pulse until smooth.
- Store in the fridge in a resealable container for up to 5 days. Or, you could also freeze the sauce in ice cube trays, pop out cubes, and place in a plastic bag to continue freezing.