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5-Minute Homemade NO COOK Pizza Sauce from scratch – this recipe is ready in 5 minutes with ingredients you already have! I promise it’s better than the best jarred pizza sauce and the flavor is even better than the pizza parlor.

This is a 5-minute NO COOK pizza sauce with TONS of flavor.

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BEST No Cook Pizza Sauce from scratch!

Homemade pizza is one of the best things in the entire world, isn’t it? I mean, I could eat pizza every single day and be happy with no problems. Plus, it’s so much cheaper and you can make it exactly how you want especially when you make your own homemade pizza sauce.

I used to buy premade pizza sauce, but once I learned how to make homemade pizza dough, I decided I needed to learn how to make homemade pizza sauce, too. Honestly, I kind of cringed every time I used the premade ones, because I didn’t really like them that much. They’re fine in a pinch, but I wanted something fresher and more flavorful. 

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Ingredients for No Cook Pizza Sauce

  • Tomatoes: Save time by using canned diced tomatoes or canned whole tomatoes. Don’t use plain tomato sauce – you won’t get as rich of a flavor. I love this easy pizza sauce without tomato paste because It’s lighter and has a fresher flavor without it.
  • Olive Oil: Adds flavor and richness
  • Red wine vinegar: Gives that all-day cooked taste
  • Garlic: This gives it TONS of flavor
  • Italian Seasoning: I love all the herbs in the seasoning mix.
  • Honey: I think the honey is a little bit of a secret ingredient. Adding it balances out the acidity from the tomatoes and the vinegar – you can’t even tell it’s in there, but it makes a difference.
  • Red pepper flakes: For a teeny bit of heat.
4 photos showing how to make sauce

How to make my recipe for quick pizza sauce:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Pulse until the tomatoes are broken down and all of it is combined.
  3. Pour the sauce into a fine mesh strainer and let the excess liquid drain out.
  4. Store your sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

I told you it was simple – so simple there’s no excuse not to make it. Trust me, your pizzas will be so good!

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Tips for Pizza Sauce from Scratch

  • Straining the sauce is really important. You want to remove all of the extra juices so your sauce doesn’t make your pizza soggy. Different brands of canned tomatoes have different amounts of liquid, so you may need to drain a lot or a little liquid depending on what you use. If you don’t have a mesh strainer, you can line a bowl with a few paper towels and pour the sauce on top to drain the juices through the towels.
  • Speaking of the tomatoes, now’s the time to use a good quality brand that tastes great. Since you’re not cooking the sauce, which would develop and concentrate the flavors, you don’t want to use a poor-quality can of tomatoes. I recommend using Hunt’s, Contadina, or San Marzano tomatoes.
  • Use Pizza Sauce as Pasta Sauce: I’ve also used this pizza sauce as pasta sauce when I need something quick. I just warm it up, toss it with hot pasta and lots of Parmesan cheese. It’s so good!
  • This recipe makes enough for two pizzas, depending on how big they are. It’s one of the best sauces you’ll ever taste – just add your favorite toppings.

Pizza Sauce FAQ

How to store pizza sauce?

The sauce will keep well for up to three days in the refrigerator. Or, you can freeze the pizza sauce for up to a month.

Can you freeze homemade sauce?

Yes I freeze this in plastic containers for up to 3 months.

How many pizzas does this make? Can you double this recipe?

This is good for about two 12-inch round pizzas. You can also double the recipe easily.

Can I substitute spaghetti sauce for pizza sauce?

You can, but this easy sauce will taste better and more like pizza.

Can this be made with an immersion blender?

It can be but it’s easier to use a food processor since this is a no cook sauce.

jar of pizza sauce

No Cook Pizza Sauce from scratch

3.95 from 37 votes
Easy Homemade NO COOK Pizza Sauce – this recipe is ready in 5 minutes with ingredients you already have! Homemade pizza is just minutes away.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 16 servings
Serving Size 1 tablespoon


  • 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes (or canned whole tomatoes)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon pepper flakes


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined.
  • Pour sauce into a fine mesh strainer and let the excess liquid drain out.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.
  • This makes enough sauce for about 2 pizzas, depending on size.

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Recipe Notes

You can use whole canned tomatoes too if you prefer.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Sugar: 1g
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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This Homemade Pizza Sauce only takes 5 minutes and is so much better than store bought! Making it in your blender makes it easier than you ever thought possible.

Last Updated on January 27, 2023

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