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A small mason jar full of pizza sauce next to a pizza cutter and a pizza.

I’m a big fan of the 2 minute pizza sauce. When I’m making pizza at home it is usually for a quick and easy type meal and it is so frustrating if you realize you don’t have anything for sauce. I make a lot of things from scratch, including sauces. I’m talking down to fire roasting the tomatoes myself. But Sometimes I’ve run out and don’t realize it and have a crust in desperate need of sauce. That’s where this quick sauce comes in. I almost always have the ingredients on hand and it comes together so quickly that I don’t have to feel too burdened by my lack of foresight. And how does it taste? Honestly it has me wondering a bit why I roast my own tomatoes, but I’m crazy that way. This sauce still makes for a great pizza and I’ll still depend on it for years and years. It can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for at least 2 weeks. 

A small mason jar full of pizza sauce next to a pizza cutter and a pizza.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
  • 1 (8 ounce can) tomato sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce can) tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and stir into a thick sauce.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pizza Sauce
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Roxana Martinez
March 21, 2020 8:09 pm

Oh my goodness. This sauce and your homemade frozen pizza are so good.Husband doesn’t even want to go out for pizza anymore. He says mine is better. To be honest I should have told him I just copied from you. One thing I did do was to purchase a bag of small cardboard pizza rounds to keep them on while freezing.I used cling film to protect the pizza and they stacked like little soldiers. I needed to remember to sprinkle a little corn meal on the forms so the pizzas would be able to be removed easier. So many many… Read more »

October 17, 2020 3:34 pm

5 stars
Best pizza sauce ever! I will never again use jarred marinara on my pizza!

Gwen Simpson Hathcock
July 24, 2020 8:07 am

Paste only comes in 6 oz and 15 oz, I assumed this and made it with 1 can of each (8 oz sauce 6 oz paste) & Voila!!! So good! Beats any pizza sauce on the market. Yum! I also used this on your Stromboli Recipe! Yum yum again! I have yet to find one of your recipes that is not scrumptious! Thanks for making me look great in the kitchen!

July 7, 2020 12:28 pm

I just made this – I love this – I added a tablespoon of sugar – but det

Sally Bullock
February 17, 2020 10:21 am

Hi I want to try this but I’m confused about tomato sauce and paste – is the sauce the type you put on your meals and the paste the type
For cooking ?

February 18, 2020 8:44 am
Reply to  Sally Bullock

Tomato paste is quite thick, and more condensed. It generally comes in a small 6oz can or tube. Tomato sauce can be found in a regular 15oz can. They are both used for cooking.

April 29, 2020 3:35 pm
Reply to  Sally Bullock

Hunts tomato sauce
Hunts tomato paste
Both in the canned tomato sectipn of your store.

Jo Go
June 28, 2020 9:05 pm
Reply to  Sally Bullock

They sell cans of “Tomato Sauce.” Make sure you look for that. That is not the same as the ready made “Pasta Sauce” that you just heat up and use for spaghetti sauce. The Tomato Sauce and “Tomato Paste” should be in the same aisle at the market. Tomato Paste come in a skinnier can than the sauce.

February 12, 2020 9:39 pm

5 stars
Can’t wait to try this pizza sauce. Thank you! I so needed this. Now I’m off to getting your pizza dough recipe. Thank you in advance.


November 29, 2017 8:09 pm

Can you freeze this sauce. Have been looking for a good homemade pizza sauce and this one looks like it might fit the bill.

July 11, 2014 1:45 am

This pizza sauce is delicious! I was in a rush and didn't have any pizza sauce, so I tried this. I'm never making any other recipe.

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