Pizza sauce in a mason jar with parmesan cheese, a microplane grater, and a can of tomatoes in the background

Homemade Pizza Sauce

This incredibly easy bright and fresh-tasting pizza sauce uses only 6 ingredients and is ready in under 10 minutes! Use high-quality canned tomatoes, such as San Marzanos, for the best flavor.
Course Other
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 25kcal
Author Ann Otis


  • 1 28 oz can whole peeled Italian tomatoes best quality, such as San Marzano
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • pinch sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese freshly and finely grated


  • Drain the tomatoes, squeezing them a bit to get most of the juice out, and reserving the juice.
  • Place the drained tomatoes, garlic, oregano, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper in a food processor and pulse a few times to combine.
  • Add the grated parmesan cheese and pulse a couple more times until the sauce is as smooth or chunky as desired.


*This will make enough sauce for at least 2 large pizzas. Leftovers can be frozen.


Calories: 25kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 51mg | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 0.3mg