Dressings and Sauces
Easy Pizza Sauce

Easy Pizza Sauce

This is our favorite easy pizza sauce recipe we make for homemade pizza night on Fridays. It’s a quick pizza sauce recipe and tastes amazing.

gray bowl filled with easy homemade pizza sauce

On Friday nights we like to have sourdough pizzas at my parents house. They are so easy to make, but what really makes these pizzas taste amazing is homemade pizza sauce. There really is nothing better than tasting homemade sauce, and it’s incredibly easy to make.

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ingredients to make easy pizza sauce

How To Make Easy Pizza Sauce

  • In a pestle and mortar, add the dried herbs and grind into a smooth powder. No body likes picking dried herbs out of their teeth.
  • In a medium sauce pan, add the canned tomatoes, pure maple syrup, ketchup, minced garlic, dried herbs, and salt/pepper to taste.
  • Cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the burner and let the sauce cool for at least 30 minutes before using.
  • This easy pizza sauce is best if its had time to let the flavors absorb well into the sauce.
dried herbs that have been ground into a powder in a pestle and mortar

Using a pestle and mortar is essential to create a smooth sauce. It also prevents you from getting dried herbs stuck in your teeth. However, more than that, crushing herbs releases their flavors making them more useful for you in a recipe. It’s a small investment and well worth it! I purchased mine from World Market.

bowl of easy pizza sauce

Easy Pizza Sauce

Homemaker On A Budget
Just a few ingredients and you can create an easy and tasty pizza sauce. It will taste like it's been cooking all day, but it just took a few minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cuisine Dressings and Sauces
Servings 4 pizzas


  • 2 (15oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup or other sweetener
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 tsp. dried basil, crushed
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Using a pestle and mortar, crush the dried herbs.
  • Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan.
  • Cook on medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
  • If it starts to bubble, lower the heat and put a lid on top.
  • For best results, allow the sauce to sit for at least 30 minutes (no heat) to absorb all the flavors.


*This pizza sauce stores nicely in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 
*You can also freeze the sauce for later.

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ingredients showing how easy it is to make pizza sauce
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