Homemade Pizza Sauce

This no-cook, simple and quick pizza sauce is flavorful and delicious! It is the only pizza sauce we use and we make pizza once a week.

The Best Pizza Sauce

I posted this recipe years ago after someone requested that I split it out of the homemade pizza post (that homemade pizza post has incidentally been updated here and finally here with a whole new series on perfect homemade pizza).

I happily obliged and now, checking in four or five years after the fact, can attest that this is the best and easiest pizza sauce recipe in the world.

I’ve been using it weekly for the last five years and it’s so good, I have no desire to ever use another pizza sauce recipe (strong words, I know). Simple and delicious!

The Best Pizza Sauce

No-Fail Homemade Pizza Sauce

Yield: 2-3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
No-Fail Homemade Pizza Sauce


  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender and blend until desired consistency. I leave mine slightly chunky. You can adjust the seasonings to taste. This recipe is open to interpretation. Use what you like, taste it along the way and it is sure to be delicious!


Adaptable: this recipe is very adaptable so feel free to play around with the different seasonings and amounts. I usually forego all measuring utensils and just sprinkle in until it feels right.

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Recipe Source: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe