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Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: gluten-free, no-cook, pizza, pizza sauce, quick recipe, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 5 pizzas
Calories: 28kcal
Follow the traditional Italian recipe, and learn how to make the best homemade pizza sauce recipe in just 5 minutes!
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  • 500 g canned tomatoes (San Marzano if possible) about 2 cans
  • pinch of baking soda
  • fine sea salt to taste


  • Slice in half your canned tomatoes lengthwise. Discard their inner juices and seeds by using a teaspoon.
  • Transfer the tomatoes into a blender, and add in any pulp left in the can, removing any seeds. Blend for a few seconds, until you have a smooth tomato pulp.
  • Add a pinch of baking soda and mix. If the sauce is still too acidic, just add another pinch of baking soda. Then season with a generous pinch of fine sea salt and your sauce is ready.


Marinara Sauce:

Following step two, add a swirl of extra-virgin olive oil, a generous pinch of oregano, a garlic clove, and a pinch of freshly-cracked black pepper.
Let the ingredients marinate for about 30 minutes and, just before use, remove the garlic.

Leftovers tip:

Once ready, use it up straight away, and store the leftover sauce in an airtight jar, in the fridge for up to 2 days. Or freeze in freezer-friendly containers for up to 6 weeks.


Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 238mg | Potassium: 313mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg