This quick and easy, no sugar added pizza sauce recipe comes together in less than 5 minutes and tastes as if it came from the local pizzeria. Whether you are eating Keto, or you just want to feed your kids nutritious meals, this no-cook pizza sauce recipe is the perfect solution for Friday nights!
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Why You Will Love This Recipe
Friday night pizza night is a tradition we started when my kids were barely old enough to even eat pizza. We would throw a frozen pizza in the oven, turn on a movie, and finally relax after a long week.
But to be honest, I have never really thought that frozen pizzas were all that tasty. Making a simple sauce is nearly as quick as opening a pizza box, and the taste is so much better!
This is an easy pizza sauce recipe and it uses simple ingredients and no sugar to make a really flavorful sauce. The combination of tomato sauce and tomato paste gives it a bright tomato flavor. Then you just stir in a handful of ingredients and you have an incredible pizza sauce that is ready to top your dough.
For a robust pizza sauce that uses fresh basil and whole tomatoes, check out this New York-Style pizza sauce recipe.
Tomato Sauce - Use a high-quality tomato sauce for the best flavor. Lower quality sauces may have more of an acidic taste, leading you to miss the sugar that balances that flavor.
Tomato Paste - This adds concentrated tomato flavor, allowing us to get a tomato-forward sauce without having to simmer the sauce on the stove.
Herbs - To keep it easy, this recipe uses dried herbs. The proportions in the recipe are designed to give the sauce the best flavor. In a pinch, you can substitute 4 teaspoons of Italian seasoning in place of oregano, basil, garlic powder, and onion powder.
- Add all of the ingredients to a medium bowl.
- Stir well.
That's it! The sauce is ready to be spread onto your pizza dough!
Topping the Pizza
This sauce is an easy topping for your favorite store-bought pizza crust. For a delicious homemade crust recipe, I recommend this crust that rises slowly in the refrigerator to develop great flavor and texture. Or this easy recipe, flavored with garlic and herbs, can be ready to bake in an hour.
For 12-inch pizzas, spread about ¼ to ½ cup of sauce over the surface of the dough. Sprinkle with some freshly shredded mozzarella cheese and a little parmesan cheese, and it is ready to bake!
Make-Ahead and Storage Tips
I love to make a double batch of this quick pizza sauce recipe so that I have it on hand for our next pizza night!
Store refrigerated in an airtight container for 7 days.
Freezer tips: The sauce can be frozen for up to 3 months.
- Pour sauce into a plastic ice cube tray to freeze. Once solid, remove from the tray and place the sauce cubes into a zip-top freezer bag. When ready to use, remove a few cubes and thaw in the refrigerator, or microwave for faster thawing.
- If you have determined the amount that you like to use on a pizza, you can portion that exact amount into individual bags. Pull one bag from the freezer the day before pizza night and thaw in the refrigerator.
- You could also store this sauce in mason jars. Leave about an inch of space at the top of the jar to allow room for the sauce to expand as it freezes.
What If My Sauce Tastes Too Acidic?
Sugar is often added to pizza sauce to balance the acidic taste of the tomatoes. The herbs added to this sauce are designed to help balance the flavor, but depending on the tomato sauce you use, you may find it still tastes too acidic.
There are a few different ingredients you can add that will balance the acidity while still keeping this sauce sugar-free:
- ⅛-1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- A tablespoon of melted butter
- ¼ cup of shredded carrots
Other Uses for Pizza Sauce
- Use as a dipping sauce for your breadsticks, cheese sticks, or anything where you would typically use a marinara sauce.
- Mix with pasta and cheese for a pizza casserole.
- Make an easy Eggs in Purgatory by pouring the sauce into a skillet, cracking a few eggs into the sauce, and allowing them to poach in the sauce over medium heat until the whites are set. Sprinkle with some Parmesan cheese after the eggs have cooked.
Frequently Asked Questions
Pizza sauce is generally thicker than a tomato-based pasta sauce. The seasoning is also a little bit different, with pizza sauce typically having more zest than a pasta sauce.
This sauce recipe has just a few carbs per serving, so it is a wonderful place to start if you are looking to make your own homemade low-carb pizza. Simply pair it with your favorite low-carb pizza crust!
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Easy No Sugar Pizza SauceRecipe by:
- 16 ounces tomato sauce
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl, stirring until well-combined.
- Spread ¼ to ½ cup over your favorite pizza crust, add your favorite toppings and bake according to your pizza crust directions.