Easiest Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

This homemade pizza sauce recipe is super easy to make and is perfect for making pizza today or can be canned and saved for later.  I started making homemade pizza from scratch several years ago when I first started making homemade pizza dough.  It took me a lot longer to start making homemade pizza sauce from scratch though.  Once I did however my only regret was waiting so long.  Just like fresh dough, fresh sauce adds to both the flavor of homemade pizza and the experience of making it all from scratch.

Homemade Pizza Sauce From Scratch

If you’re on this page it’s probably because you want to take your homemade pizza to the next level.  I can promise you that you won’t regret it.  This pizza sauce is thick, rich, and almost creamy while providing a good combination of not-to-sweet and not-to-bitter.  A single batch can be made in a sauce pan and is perfect for 1 – 2 large pizzas or a 4 – 6 smaller individual pizzas.  Last year I made a 12x batch in a large stock pot to can and the recipe scaled perfectly with no alterations.

Thick rich homemade Pizza Sauce on a spoonAn 11 inch pizza on foil with sauce added on top


Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe


Homemade pizza sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author David Brewer


  • 1 6 oz can Hunts tomato paste
  • 1 8 oz can Hunts roasted garlic tomato sauce
  • 8 oz Water
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese


  1. Combine all ingredients in sauce pan or stock pot for multiple batches

  2. Use water to rinse remaining sauce and paste from cans.  Add to pan.  If you add to much water just cook for a little longer to desired consistency.

  3. Bring to a light boil, stirring frequently to avoid burning.

  4. Cook for 15 - 30 minutes or until desired consistency is reached.  Monitor closely and continue to stir frequently to avoid burning.

  5. Top pizza crust with sauce or can for later use.  If saving for more than one week follow proper canning procedures for preservation.

This dough goes great on my homemade pizza dough and if you’re really wanting something good try my directions for grilled pizza or dutch oven pizza.  I really love this sauce because it’s so easy to make and still tastes great.  But most of all it’s because everybody I serve it to goes crazy for it.  I served pizza for a bunch of cub scouts last year, cooked in dutch ovens no less.  One of the moms found me afterwards while I was cleaning up and commented that her child who never ate pizza absolutely loved it.

It’s because of that kind of feedback that I started this website and I love hearing it.  Please, if you’ve tried this recipe, or even just if you’re a fellow at home cook, leave me a comment below.  I’d love to hear what you think or the different things you tried.  Also don’t hesitate to use the built in buttons to share this on Facebook or Pinterest.  I really could use your help growing this site.

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