This delicious Pizza Sauce Recipe is easy to follow and will be your “go to” sauce for homemade pizzas as well as a marinara sauce and dip!
Pizza Sauce Recipe
I’ve been playing around with this pizza sauce for a while and every time I think about sharing the recipe I decide that it’s too boring and move onto something else.
Silly since pizza is truly a universal food that almost everyone enjoys.
Plus, homemade pizzas are the best tasting pies ever!
Homemade Pizza Sauce Without Sugar
Alan and I order out for pizza far too often, so I’ve been sneaking in some homemade pizzas instead of dialing for delivery.
At times it can be convenient to order out, but I always feel like we might as well be playing the Lotto with the money we spend at our pizzeria.
Instead we should toss those bucks into the wishing well! Am I right?!
Once you start making your own pizza dough and sauce you’ll see how inexpensive and easy it is to make on your own.
Plus, not only is this sauce super easy to make, it’s also made without any sweetener.
This sauce does have a pinch of red pepper flakes that heightens the flavor bringing a little zest to the sauce.
Add the sauce on this no rise whole wheat pizza dough. Easy and delicious!
You’ll also want to try this beautiful pull apart pizza you see below!
Can This Sauce Be Frozen?
Yes, make this pizza sauce in advance and freeze in 1/2 cup portions. I use a vacuum sealer, but any freezer safe ziplock bag or container can be used.
Use within 3 months for the best tasting sauce. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before using.
Can Fresh Tomatoes Be Used In Place of Canned?
You’ll need about 2 pounds of tomatoes when substituting fresh tomatoes for canned. Remove the skin and prepare as noted in the recipe card.
What To Serve With This Pizza Sauce Recipe
Do you have your sauce ready and ready to enjoy it right away? Be sure to check out these low carb recipes:
- Low Carb Pizza Dough Recipe – homemade pizza with your favorite toppings for a customized low carb meal.
- Keto Deep Dish Pizza – deep dish pizza make with fathead pizza dough. Just like Chicago-style!
- Tortilla Pizza – easy 5 minute personal size pizza. Kids love to make their own pizzas with their favorite toppings.
- Zucchini Sticks – delicious way to enjoy zucchini. The crunchy texture is paired with parmesan cheese.
- Keto Raviolis – an Italian favorite dish made for low carb followers.
- Baked Zucchini Chips – nice and crispy without the splatter from oil.
You also might like to try this tomato pie!
Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe
Simple and flavorful pizza sauce for homemade pizza, or use as a dipping or marinara sauce.
- 1 28 ounce Tomato Puree (I used Muir Glen)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 3-4 garlic cloves, diced
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Black pepper to taste
Add oil to a medium saucepan and on medium-high heat cook onion until it begins to soften (1-2 minutes). Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the tomato puree and mix ingredients together. Add salt, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes (optional) salt and pepper. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 195mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
I am so tired of wasting good money on bad pizza! So I decided to make my own!! Love this recipe so I’m eager to go for it! Just one question. Home made dough or frozen? Thank You.
Hi Mary! You can use either. In a pinch I use Trader Joe’s dough, but also like a healthier whole wheat pizza dough. For a gluten free dough, try this low carb pizza dough!
I have tried to compose myself and resist licking my computer screen. I have reconciled that the only way to stop thinking about this pizza sauce is to make my own batch. Pizza is on the menu for Friday night. Thanks Sandra.. Pinned!
I love making homemade pizza with my boys! This sounds like it’s gonna be my go-to pizza sauce from now on!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
I do love making homemade pizza about once or twice a month. Though I always make the dough from scratch, I am so guilty of using the jarred pizza sauce, lol! 😉 I definitely want to give your homemade pizza sauce a go soon next time.
Love your beautiful sauce here! We always make our own and will be trying your recipe!
The Food Hunter
We make our own sauce too…it is so much better than the take-out sauce.
munchies and munchkins
This looks lovely. I regularly make homemade pizza so will have to give these a whirl!
Isn’t homemade sauce soooo good! Love it and it’s fun to play around with different ingredients too. Try it with some grated cheese!
Tracy @ Served from Scratch
Hooray for homemade! It’s always better. This looks delicious!
All the bottled pizza sauce has a lot of sugar. This is a fabulous recipe to make it at home and so much healthier.
I’m glad you noticed that there is no added sugar. When you start with a good tomato sauce there is no need to sweeten it!