Elevate your homemade pizza night with this easy tomato paste pizza sauce. This no cook recipe uses just 6 pantry staples and requires no special equipment.
Making pizza on a Friday Night is one of our favourite ways to end the week. And whenever we are having a pizza with red sauce, this recipe is our go to!
It has the best flavor, is ready in about a minute (literally!) and is so versatile. Extra sauce tastes amazing put to use as a dip for garlic bread, mozzarella sticks and even Italian Sausage Quesadillas.
If you have never made homemade sauce before, this easy recipe is the place to start. Once you've tasted it, there will be no going back to the stuff from the grocery store.
- Tomato Paste- Provides a rich tomato flavor and thickness to the sauce.
- Olive Oil- Use a good quality extra virgin olive oil in order to ensure the best tasting pizza sauce. Avocado oil also works.
- Ground Oregano- If you are using dried oregano instead of ground, increase it to 1 tsp. You could also use 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning instead.
- Garlic Powder- You could also use 2 fresh garlic cloves that are finely minced.
- Sea Salt
- Red Pepper Flakes- Reduce these if you are sensitive to spice or increase them if you want a pizza sauce with more kick.
- Water- Start with a lower quantity and add more as needed to reach your desired consistency.
1. Mix. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl except the water. Stir to combine. Mix in the water, adding more if you would like a thinner sauce.
Make Ahead: This recipe can be made up to 4 days in advance. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
To Store: Store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw frozen sauce in the refrigerator.
TIP: I like to freeze the leftover sauce in an ice cube tray so that I can easily take out a small amount for use in sandwiches, as a dip or in other recipes.
Make it Your Own
- Thinner or Thicker Sauce: Play around with the amount of water according to your personal preferences.
- Change up the Seasonings: Try:
- Dried basil or Italian herbs in place of the oregano
- Adding a pinch of black pepper
Serving Ideas and Uses
One batch of this sauce yields 1 cup which is enough for approximately four 12-inch pizzas, depending on how much sauce you like to use. (If you're looking for a homemade pizza dough recipe, this Artisan Pizza Dough is our go to- so chewy and delicious!)
And if you have some extra pizza sauce or are looking for some uses, you could try it:
- As a spread on sandwiches
- In Quinoa Pizza Bowls
- As a dipping sauce for mozzarella sticks
- With Italian Sausage Pizza Quesadillas
Yes! Add an ½- 1 cups of additional water depending on your personal preference to thin it out. Then simple stir it into your cooked pasta and top it with some fresh herbs diced fresh tomatoes, as desired.
If you have dietary restrictions, check the packaging of specific ingredients that you use to ensure they are compliant. This recipe is:
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
- Nut Free
And if you liked this recipe...
...you might also like:
- 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground oregano
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ⅓ cup water
- Add all of the ingredients except water to a bowl and stir until smooth. Add water and mix to combine.
- Use to make pizza, sandwiches, as a dip and more!
I love how this is made with simple, easy to find ingredients. It was great for pizza night!
I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe, Jamie!
Definitely have never thought to use tomato paste for pizza sauce, but this is genius! So flavorful and easy!
Thank you for your kind review, Cara!
In the hot summer no-cook sauces are my go-to, and now I can add pizza sauce to my collection, yay!
Loved this! I use pizza sauce as a dip often. My son loved dipping his cheese quesadilla in this sauce.
We made this for homemade pizza night and it was so easy. Everyone loved it.