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5 Minute Pizza Sauce

An easy recipe for no-cook 5 minute Pizza Sauce. Upgrade your at home pizza nights with this delicious homemade sauce.

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A glass jar with a little brown bow filled to the very top with 5 minute pizza sauce, topped off with a little pinch of dried oregano.

This recipe was reworked & retested for a better result. The post has been updated to reflect the changes made, you can find original recipe at the end.

How to make Pizza Sauce

Pizza sauce is an essential but easy part of pizza night. Luckily you can make a great sauce in just a few minutes with help from your pantry and spice rack.

Spoon spreading 5 minute pizza sauce all over pizza dough.


You will just need simple kitchen accessories such as:

  • Bowl & spoon
  • Measuring cups & spoons


You will need:

  • Kitchen Ready Tomatoes (in a can)
  • Salt
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried Basil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper

For a complete detailed list of the ingredients continue towards the bottom of the page.

Ingredients needed to make pizza sauce including kitchen ready tomatoes, spices, and salt.

Instructions for the Pizza Sauce

Do you really need instructions or can you guess? 😉

Simply mix all the ingredients together and you are ready to go

Collage showing the 3 steps of adding the tomatoes to the bow, adding the spices, and mixing them together to form a sauce.

Tips, Trick, Questions

Can I make this ahead of time?

Absolutely. Just store it in an airtight container in the fridge. 

  • Double the recipe by using a full large can of kitchen ready tomatoes, and freeze for future use!
Close up of the open top of a glass jar filled to the brim with pizza sauce, topped with a little sprinkle of dried oregano.

Ready to make you pizza check out my post on How to make the BEST Homemade Pizza

Also check out my recipe for Pizza Dough

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Small glass bowl with freshly mixed pizza sauce with a spoon.

5 Minute Pizza Sauce

Yield: ~2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Easy flavorful pizza sauce mixed together in less than 5 minutes!


  • 1 ½ cups kitchen ready tomatoes (half of a 28oz can)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients. Use immediately or keep refrigerated in an airtight container.


Makes enough sauce for about 2 large pizzas.

This recipe was rewritten and retested, if you are looking for the old recipe it is as follows. Original Recipe:

1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon dried parsley
optional pinch of red pepper flakes

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/8 of the sauce
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 8Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

Nutritional data is automated, final nutritional information will depend on ingredients used and any changes made.

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Lauren, The Schmidty Wife

Glass jar tied with a little bow filled to the brim with homemade pizza sauce.

Original Post:

We have pizza at our house usually once a week, never take out because homemade pizza is so dang good. One of the elements of homemade pizza that can be so over complicated is the sauce. For a long time I worked on trying to perfect a pizza sauce by slaving over the stove, spending an hour trying to simmer a perfect sauce and for so many reasons this didn’t work.

First and foremost I don’t want to spend an hour making pizza sauce, second reason even though I would spend an hour making sauce I still was never crazy about it on my pizza. So I took a big step back and took my sauce in a different direction, simple.

Once I went simple, I never went back. 5 minute pizza sauce has made pizza night so much better at our house. It is as simple as mixing all of the ingredients in a bowl and you are ready to make your pizza. Voila, pizza here we come.

It is seriously as easy as adding tomato sauce, olive oil, sugar, salt, and a combination of Italian seasonings into a bowl or jar or container and mixing it together. I often like to use Tupperware to mix it together because I will prepare it beforehand and that way it just goes straight into the fridge until I am ready to use it. It keeps it super simple!

This recipe is for real made in my house almost every week and we thoroughly enjoy it every time. So made your next homemade pizza night a little easier with this 5 minute pizza sauce!


As easy as this recipe is, customize it to your taste, I like to add a little extra black pepper sometimes for an extra kick or some dried basil for a little added sweetness

It might be tempting to skip the sugar but don’t, it really takes away the bitter bite from the tomatoes

For the best homemade pizza invest in a pizza stone, they make pizza night at home about 110% better 

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