This 5 Minute Pizza Sauce is a homemade staple. It’s easy to make, it’s full of flavor, it can be doubled, and freezes easily so you always have some on hand.
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Pizza sauce is one of those pantry staples that I always have on hand – until I don’t. Which is the worst. I don’t know about you, but I get so aggravated when I start making something only to find out I don’t have a key ingredient. What good is a quick pizza night when you don’t have the sauce to go with it?
No good. No bueno. Ugh.
Last week, we had one of those long days, screw the dinner plans kind of night. I just did not want to cook and make a homemade pizza from scratch. We always have pre-made pizza crust on hand in the pantry just for nights like this. (I use the gluten free one that’s also lactose free from Aldi for Adam and Kelsey). We just throw on our toppings, bake for a bit and dinner is done. Win.
Except last week, we realized we didn’t have any pizza sauce so we made a quick trip to the store. Got home, opened the trunk and the sauce rolled out and smashed on the garage floor. True story.
You guys are probably sitting there thinking, what a waste of time. She could have just cooked something and avoided all that. True. But you wouldn’t have seen how to make pizza sauce if I had! So in a pinch, I checked my pantry and had some fresh tomato sauce on hand (finally something went right). So I tossed it in a pot, added some seasonings, and boom. The best 5 minute pizza sauce recipe ever.
I used Hunt’s tomato sauce, which is another pantry staple. Basic tomato sauce can be used in many recipes, like my Slow Cooker Taco Chili, homemade spaghetti sauce, etc. It’s a great blank canvas for you to add your seasonings depending on what kind of dish you’re making. It’s perfect for times like this where you really need to make something FAST.
Now that I’ve got this great recipe in my repitoir, I may never go back to buying store-bought pizza sauce. This is so easy to make and it can even be frozen. Plus, it’s actually cheaper than buying pizza sauce, a can of Hunt’s tomato sauce is less than $1 at Walmart. That’s a double win right there. Enjoy!
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Easy 5 Minute Pizza Sauce
- 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce (I used no salt added)
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp fine sea salt (omit if you use a salted tomato sauce)
Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan and stir to combine. Heat over medium low heat until warm. Use immediately or cool and refrigerate until ready to use.