Quick Pizza Sauce Recipe

Quick Pizza Sauce

You can make this in a few minutes, but you'll be surprised at how good it is. There are no-cooking recipes out there, but tomato paste doesn't taste good that way, so this is the minimal-cooking recipe.
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 pizzas


  • Can opener
  • Immersion blender (optional)


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 15 oz crushed or diced tomatoes (1 can)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano (or 2 tbsp fresh)
  • 1 tsp dried basil (or 2 tbsp fresh)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar


  • Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Add the minced garlic and stir. Cook 10 to 20 seconds until lightly browned but do not burn!
  • Add the tomato paste. Using a flexible spatula, alternate between spreading it out on the bottom of the pan and stirring it around. Cook 1 to 2 minutes until tomato paste is cooked.
  • Add the diced or crushed tomatoes and stir until combined.
  • Add the salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, oregano, basil, fennel seed, sugar, and balsamic vinegar. Stir until combined and heat until warm.
  • Use your immersion blender if you want a smoother sauce.
  • This sauce is now ready for making pizzas.
    Once it cools, you can keep it in the refrigerator for a couple of days, or freeze it if you want.
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