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Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce

Make your own homemade pizza sauce with this easy recipe! It's ready in 25 minutes, freezer friendly and has great flavor from the garlic and spices!

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Today's recipe is a money saver and is so delicious! 

Have you tried making your own pizza sauce before? If not, then this is the recipe you'll want to try.

It's so simple! It's made with canned, crushed tomatoes, garlic and some common pantry spices and seasonings. After simmering on the stove, this sauce ends up with the perfect texture and taste.

This recipe makes a pretty big batch, so we usually freeze the leftovers in small ziploc bags to use later. It's great for pizzas or dipping sauce for your favorite garlic bread or mozzarella sticks. 

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Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!

Recipe tips:

  • To thaw from frozen: Place in the refrigerator and thaw or run frozen pizza sauce under cool water until thawed.

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More pizza themed recipes you may like:

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • use basil instead of Italian seasoning
  • use brown sugar instead of granulated
  • use garlic powder instead of fresh
  • skip adding sugar 
  • use grated fresh onion instead of powder
  • use my homemade pizza seasoning instead of the spices in this recipe

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I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family did!

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Yield 14 servings
Author Sweet Hazel Honey
Prep time
5 Min
Cook time
20 Min
Total time
25 Min

Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 - 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  2. Add the tomatoes, onion powder, Italian seasoning, sugar, salt and black pepper, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Use immediately or cool.


Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to five days. Freeze in small ziploc bags for up to three months.

To thaw from frozen: Place in the refrigerator and thaw or run frozen pizza sauce under cool water until thawed.

Nutrition Facts




0.75 g

Sat. Fat

0.09 g


6.15 g


1.52 g

Net carbs

4.65 g


3.5 g


1.16 g


161.19 mg


0 mg

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