5-Minute Pizza Sauce

5-Minute Pizza Sauce in a jar

I make a lot of homemade pizza in this house, definitely more so than ordering pizza. Homemade is always so much better, don’t you think? I typically make large batches of my tomato sauce and like to freeze some of it in smaller portions to use for pizzas, but sometimes when I’ve got my dough all ready, I go to the freezer and after what seems like 5 hours of digging around, I find that I am all out of small pizza sauce containers. Oh, the tragedy! And plain tomato sauce right out of the can is just too boring, but I always seem to have it and tomato paste on the ready so one day I just threw them together into the food processor with some garlic and spices and bam! Instant pizza sauce!

5-Minute Pizza Sauce in food processor

This sauce really couldn’t be any easier. It just takes about 5 minutes to make and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. I like my pizza sauce to be on the thicker side which is why I use a whole can of tomato paste. There is nothing worse than using watery sauce on a pizza. If you like for your sauce to be thinner though, you can certainly use less of the tomato paste.

5-Minute Pizza Sauce in a jar

Yield: about 2 cups

5-Minute Pizza Sauce

5-Minute Pizza Sauce in a jar

5-Minute Pizza Sauce - This simple sauce is perfect for spreaking on pizza - flavorful and thick!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 can (15 ounces) plain tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth and well-combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon onto pizza dough or store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 9Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

5-Minute Pizza Sauce on homemade pizza

5-Minute Pizza Sauce



  1. Everyone and I mean everyone needs to know a quick pizza sauce recipe. This one looks great.

  2. This makes pizza night even easier! Love that it’s ready in 5 minutes, too!

  3. I always make homemade pizza crust, but always buy the sauce…never really thought about how silly that is! This looks like the perfect way to change that :)

  4. Such a perfect recipe for when you realize last minute that you don’t have any pizza sauce on hand!

  5. I got two recipes that I really want to make from your newest posts! So excited and inspired right now! I had never frozed my pizza sauce before but I might start doing that! :)

  6. Now if only I could find a 5 minute pizza base with this :D
    Delicious recipe!

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  7. Wow, 5 minutes and you have a pizza sauce! Yay! Thanks for sharing this, Stephanie!

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  8. Never made my own pizza sauce before.. but if it is this easy and delicious as this, I must recreate the recipe!

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  10. My mother made up a pizza sauce recipe exactly like this one but without the red pepper and with 2 tablespoons of sugar 50 + years ago.  Our family loved it!  She also made her own dough to fit a big cookie sheet for the amount of sauce.

  11. Loved this recipe! I took the liberty of halving the oregano and including garden fresh basil. It is just a personal preference. Sauce was flavorful and neither too thin nor too thick. I will make again!

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