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This pizza sauce recipe uses tomato paste as a base and is seasoned with simple ingredients for an extremely flavorful red sauce.
We love pizza. I mean, who doesn’t? There’s something about how it all comes together with the crust, the sauce, and the toppings. The flavor combinations are endless and it always seems to hit the spot.
In every stage of my life pizza has had a place. The crust just takes a different form. I’ve eaten wheat crust, white wheat crust, sourdough crust, cauliflower crust, and almond flour crust. The crust might change, but the sauce stays the same.
By the way, if you’re looking for a good almond flour pizza crust recipe, check this one out.
The most important part of a pizza
We’re pretty big red sauce people. And we love it. Pizza doesn’t quite feel like pizza if there’s no red sauce. Maybe it should be called something else. Like “flatbread with toppings”.
I think the crust is extremely important in pizza. It’s holds the pizza together. It determines the texture. But the sauce is the base of the flavor. So it has to be good.
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Do I have to use tomato paste?
Tomato paste is just tomatoes pureed and cooked down. We use tomato paste in this pizza sauce recipe (and in most tomato recipes) for a few reasons.
- It creates an incredibly rich tomato flavor
- Tomato paste (typically) only has one ingredient: tomatoes. Which means no preservatives, or added sugars and salts.
- It’s really thick. You can water it down a bit if you want, but for a good pizza sauce, it’s great thick.
If you only have tomato sauce or diced tomatoes, you could use those. But I would recommend you cook them down a bit. Otherwise, the sauce would be too wet. Soggy pizza is definitely not ideal.
This is the tomato paste we use. It’s organic and there’s only one ingredient: “organic tomatoes”. We get ours at Costco, but it’s available on Amazon if you’d rather buy it there.
What is the difference between pizza sauce and spaghetti sauce?
Spaghetti sauce is usually thinner and often has cooked onions in it. If you’re in a pinch you could substitute spaghetti sauce on your pizza, but I’d recommend boiling the sauce for a while to get it a little thicker.
Sugar free pizza sauce
Some pizza sauce recipes use sugar to sweeten it up. In my opinion though, the tomato paste is already so sweet, there’s no sugar needed. Try it out and see what you think.
Making Double or Triple
Making pizza for a crowd? No problem. This pizza sauce recipe is easily doubled or tripled.
As is, this recipe will make plenty of sauce for a 10″ pizza. If you’ve already put the sauce on thick and you have extra, save it to dip your crust in. Yumm.
Can I freeze leftover pizza sauce?
Yes! Please do. You could easily make up a big batch and freeze it in smaller containers so you have pizza sauce on hand when you need it. I like using these wide mouth mason jars.
How Do You Make Homemade Pizza Sauce with Tomato Paste?
Here we go! This recipe is easy. So easy. In fact, there’s only two steps.
- Put all the ingredients in a bowl
- Stir to combine
Done. In less than five minutes. Enjoy!
Looking for a good almond flour pizza crust recipe? Here you go!
And for dessert, dish up some of this 3 Ingredient Avocado Chocolate Pudding. You won’t be disappointed.Print
Perfect Pizza Sauce
The perfect pizza sauce made with simple ingredients.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: sauce for one 10″ pizza 1x
- Category: sauce
- 12 oz tomato paste (organic if possible)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 4 Tbs olive oil
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- Put all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
- Put it on your pizza with your other toppings and bake.
If you’d rather a thinner sauce, add water 1 Tbsp at a time until it reaches your desired thickness
This recipe makes enough for a thick sauce layer on a 10″ pizza. If you have extra, save it for dipping your crust in.
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