Easy Pizza Sauce

A pizza with tomato pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Simple and delicious, this easy pizza sauce recipe will take you just a couple of minutes to prepare. You can combine it with this pizza dough recipe and follow this guide to making takeaway quality pizza at home!

Are you looking for a reliable pizza sauce recipe? This no-cook sauce is one I turn to time and again for pizza night. Above all, the rich tomato flavour is the star of the show here, as it should be. While the recipe is simple, most importantly, the results are delicious.

Ingredients for pizza sauce

In order to make good pizza sauce, we need good tomatoes. I like Cirio passata rustica. The consistency of these crushed tomatoes is perfect and the flavour is delicious. With just a little garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, dried oregano and olive oil, the tomato flavour is dominant. No cooking is required, but I like to prepare this sauce at least a little ahead of time nevertheless so that the flavour come out fully.

I make this sauce for pizza night, but it also works well as a pasta sauce. To use it for pasta, simply warm the sauce through briefly before mixing with cooked pasta. For a twist, why not consider adding a drop of BBQ sauce? This works well in both pizza and pasta. Perfect if you’d like to recreate a very well known takeaway chain bbq base pizza.

I hope you enjoy this pizza sauce recipe. If you try it, let me know in the comments below how it went!

Easy Pizza Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Course: ingredient
Cuisine: American, Italian American
Keyword: pizza, sauce, pizza sauce
  • 680 grams crushed tomatoes (see notes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  1. In a bowl, add the crushed tomatoes, garlic powder, dried oregano, sea salt, black pepper and olive oil. Mix well. Cover and set aside in the fridge until needed (remove the pizza sauce from the fridge 1 hour before use).

  2. Sauce will keep well in a covered container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Front cover of The Takeaway Secret book showing a burger and fries.

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