Pizza Sauce Recipe | Homemade

Pizza sauce recipe. Delicious and easy homemade pizza sauce recipe in under 30 minutes. Directions for both smooth and chunky sauce.

Pizza sauce recipe

In 2017 we decided to learn how to make pizza at home. Fast forward a bit and we are now making homemade pizza on the grill with homemade pizza sauce and dough. This pizza sauce recipe is so easy and delicious it’ll become and instant family hit.

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Pizza sauce recipe


  • 1 28oz can whole peeled tomatoes in juices 
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 3-4 cloves fresh garlic 
  • 1 TBS Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1-2 TBS honey or pure maple syrup 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 

In a blender mix 28 oz can of peeled tomatoes in juices, 1 can of tomato paste, 1/2 small onion and 3-4 cloves of fresh garlic, until smooth. I go a little heavier on the garlic. Yum! 

Pour in sauce pan and add remaining ingredients. We use pure NH or VT maple syrup (thank you Aunt Judy!) if you’re using something else, I might try one table spoon to start. Honey works great too. 

Simmer for 20 minutes. 


Personally, I love chunky pizza sauce. 

Using the same ingredients- Heat oil over medium heat. Add chopped 1/2 onion and 3-4 minced garlic cloves. Give a stir and add 28oz can of whole peeled tomatoes, in juices. 

Using a potato masher or fork, break the whole tomatoes into bite sizes. 

Add remaining ingredients and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Homemade pizza sauce

This easy pizza sauce is perfect for the nights we cook pizza on the grill. It’s become a weekly staple everyone looks forward to.

Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce

Fast, easy, delicious homemade pizza sauce
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Homemade, Pizza Sauce
Servings: 3 Pizzas


  • 1 TSBP Olive oil
  • 1/2 Small Onion
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 28oz Can Whole Peeled Tomatoes
  • 1 6oz Can Tomato Paste
  • 1-2 TBSP Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 pinch Red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper


  • In a blender add 1/2 onion, 2-3 cloves garlic, 28oz can of tomatoes in their juices and 1- 6 oz can of tomato paste.
  • Pour into a sauce pan and add remaining seasoning and maple syrup to taste.
  • Let simmer for 20 minutes.

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