This easy, healthy homemade pizza sauce has only five ingredients and can be made in 15 minutes or less. It's thick, full of flavor, oil-free, and vegan.
This perfect pizza sauce recipe made from scratch uses crushed tomatoes. The ingredients are whole plant foods, so there is no refined sugar in this pizza sauce recipe. Instead, the simple homemade date syrup provides a subtle sweetness with the tomatoes, garlic, and fennel seeds.
Making it oil-free reduces the calorie-density, which is helpful if you're trying to lose weight. What's also awesome about this sauce is that leftovers can easily be used as a single-serving spaghetti sauce with some veggies for a quick, easy healthy weeknight dinner.
Homemade Pizza Sauce has 5 key ingredients:
How to make homemade pizza sauce
Let me start by saying that I've made this as a no-cook pizza sauce, and it works fine. So, if you are in a time crunch, go ahead and make it no cook. However, if you do have about 10 minutes, the cooking process allows the flavors of the garlic to integrate with the sauce beautifully. It also allows some excess water from the crushed tomatoes to evaporate, making the sauce thicker and more flavorful.
- Combine all ingredients into a small pot.
- Bring the sauce to a gentle boil over medium-high heat.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. If the sauce is splattering, partially cover with a lid.
- Remove from heat and use for your pizza or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Leftover homemade pizza sauce can also be stored in the freezer for up to 6 months. Again, you can also use leftovers in a single-serve pasta dish with some veggies for a quick, easy spaghetti dinner.
Frequently Asked Questions
This pizza sauce is made from whole plant foods. Specifically, crushed tomatoes, fennel seeds, sundried tomatoes (no oil), garlic, and a small amount of homemade date syrup (which is just dates, water, and lemon juice). Many pizza sauce recipes use refined sugars and oil, which adds excessive calories—and is not helpful for weight loss.
This recipe can be interchanged between the two, but some pizza sauce recipes are heavy on tomato paste making it too thick for a spaghetti sauce. What I love about his recipe is the interchangeability of it. This sauce can be used as both a pizza sauce and spaghetti sauce. Cooking this sauce thickens it up because some of the water in the crushed tomatoes evaporates. So if you need to loosen it up after cooking, just add in a tablespoon or two of water or vegetable broth and it works beautifully as pasta sauce.
This sauce stores well in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to four days, or in the freezer for six months. Again, you can also use the leftover sauce for a single-serve pasta dish with some veggies—such as sautéed or grilled mushrooms, onions, and bell pepper.
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