5 Minute Pizza Sauce

Pizza Sauce

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.

Pizza Sauce

Pizza Sauce

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 

5 Minute Pizza Sauce
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Prep Time:
5 minutes
Total Time:
5 minutes
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • optional pinch of red pepper flakes
  1. In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Use immediately or keep refrigerated in an airtight container.

Makes enough sauce for about 2 large pizzas.

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Peace & Love

Lauren, The Schmidty Wife

P.S. Looking for pizza recipes? Check out my Pizza Dough recipe, my Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pizza, or my Loaded BBQ Chicken Pizza.

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Pizza Sauce
Pizza Sauce

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