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5 Minute Pizza Sauce

4.68 from 313 votes
Enjoy this simple 5 Minute Pizza Sauce recipe for traditional pizza or my Pizza Cupcakes, Pizza Pop-Tarts, Pizza Scones & more of my favorite pizza recipes!
Pizza Sauce recipe swirled in a bowl ready for pizza.

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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.

5-Minute Pizza Sauce in a bowl.


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):

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. 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!

5 Minute Pizza Sauce being spread on homemade pizza.

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:

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Full (and printable) recipe below!

Watch The Recipe Video!

5-Minute Pizza Sauce Recipe

4.68 from 313 votes
Enjoy this simple 5 Minute Pizza Sauce recipe for traditional pizza or my Pizza Cupcakes, Pizza Pop-Tarts, Pizza Scones & more of my favorite pizza recipes!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Enjoy this simple 5 Minute Pizza Sauce recipe for traditional pizza or my Pizza Cupcakes, Pizza Pop-Tarts, Pizza Scones & more of my favorite pizza recipes!


  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Note: If you have leftovers, pop it in ice cube trays and freeze for up to 8 weeks.


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Mo Mo
Mo Mo
1 year ago

Hi Gemma. Instead of tomato paste how much double concentrate tomato puree should we use and how much water to water it down?

Jenny Jonez
Jenny Jonez
1 year ago

Hi Gemma, I’m sorry if this sounds dumb but can I use fresh tomatoes for this?

3 years ago

I love this quick and flavorful recipe. I added a table spoon of water, chopped up the garlic cloves, and a pinch of sea salt so I can use the immersion blender right in the plastic container that I stored my tomato sauce. Thank you Gemma 🙂

1 year ago

Can I use fresh tomatoes..no cans of tomato available here..do I need to blanch or boil them

1 year ago

First time making your. Easy dough and pizza sauce. It was delicious! I love your recipes and your videos. You make everything so easy to do!

1 year ago

Hi Gemma just wondering can I use tomato purée instead of tomato paste ?

1 year ago

If can of tomatoes not available…can I use fresh ones..do I need to boil it

NAFISA BATCHA(@nafisabatcha)
2 years ago

Gemma i made pizza dough (no knead)with yr recipe n it was excellent n so perfect. Thank u so much .

Tarishi Srivastava
Tarishi Srivastava
1 year ago

This was such an easy and delicious recipe perfect for someone like me who loves cooking but isn’t very good at it, thanks

1 year ago

This is crazy easy and amazing tasty, this article was very helpful, thank you chef

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