This easy homemade pizza sauce recipe is made with only 2 ingredients in less than 10 minutes. A fresh-tasting, no-cook sauce that is hands-down the best pizza sauce recipe ever!
If you enjoy a fresh-tasting pizza sauce that's not overly seasoned, you'll love this Neapolitan-style pizza sauce. There's no cooking involved and it takes less than 10 minutes to make.
Only 2 simple ingredients are needed, Italian San Marzano tomatoes and salt. Once mixed, store the sauce in the fridge to use throughout the week.
Pair this deliciously simple pizza sauce with our sourdough pizza crust to experience the amazing flavor of a brick oven pizza straight from Italy!
Homemade pizza sauce ingredients
The ingredients for this fresh pizza sauce allow the flavor of your toppings to shine!
- San Marzano tomatoes: Look for a large, 28 oz. can of whole, peeled San Marzano tomatoes without any other ingredients listed. (Some brands will come with basil and/or tomato puree added so make sure to check the label.) Plum tomatoes are a good substitute.
- Salt: Salt is totally optional if you need to moderate salt intake. Salt brings out the flavor of tomatoes but a little goes a long way. Start out with ½ teaspoon and taste before adding more.
- Optional: Freshly chopped herbs can be added to boost flavor. Basil, parsley, and oregano are great ways to change the flavor profile depending on your toppings.
The recipe as written makes enough sauce for 4 small pizzas or 2 large pizzas. Feel free to double or even triple the recipe if you need more!
How to make pizza sauce from scratch
Step 1: Strain and crush the tomatoes
Place a mesh strainer over a large bowl. Pour a 28 oz. can of whole, peeled San Marzano tomatoes into the strainer. Use your hands to crush the tomatoes.
Squeeze the tomatoes to remove as much moisture as possible, allowing the juices to collect into the bowl beneath the strainer.
TIP: The juice extracted from tomatoes can be saved and used for other recipes such as beef stew or chili. Transfer the juice to a covered container and store it in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Step 2: Add salt and puree the tomato pulp
Transfer the pulp to a tall glass container and add the salt. Use an immersion blender to puree the tomatoes until they are at the desired consistency. Taste for salt and adjust if needed.
Feel free to add fresh herbs if desired at this time or add them to the sauce while topping your pizza.
How to serve
- Top your sourdough pizza crust with this quick pizza sauce for an authentic Italian flavor that will knock your socks off!
- Try it as a dipping sauce for sourdough pretzels or pull-apart cheese bread at your next party.
- Turn sourdough ciabatta rolls into French bread-style pizzas.
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Homemade Pizza Sauce
- 28 oz. peeled San Marzano tomatoes
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- Place a mesh strainer over a large bowl. Pour the contents of the can into the strainer. Use your hands to crush the tomatoes, allowing the juice to collect in the bowl beneath.
- Transfer the tomato pulp to a glass jar, add the salt and stir. Use an immersion blender to puree the tomatoes to the desired consistency. Taste for salt and adjust as needed.
- Cover the jar and store the pizza sauce in the fridge for up to 7 days.