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5 from 1 vote

Pizza Sauce with Tomato Paste

This flavorful homemade pizza sauce is made from tomato paste and so easy! Just mix the ingredients and let sit for 30 minutes to let the flavors meld.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Sit time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 1 serving


  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 6 oz water - warmed to 110°F
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese - freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic - minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt - to taste
  • pepper - to taste


  • In a bowl combine all of the ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Let sauce sit for 30 minutes to let the flavors meld and develop. Then spread over pizza dough as desired. 


I like using freshly grated parmesan because I think the flavor it better, but if you only have the crumbled kind that comes in those shaker things, that's fine. It's better to have parmesan in whatever form than being particular about it being freshly grated.
Cut back on or add more of the red pepper flakes to adjust the spicy level.
Store in an airtight container or glass jar in the fridge for up to a week.
Freezing: place leftover pizza sauce in an ice cube tray and freeze until firm, about 3 hours. Remove from the tray and store frozen pizza sauce cubes in a freezer-safe ziplock bag for 3 months. When ready to use, thaw the frozen cubes in the fridge and bring to room temperature prior to spreading over your pizza dough. 
This recipe makes about 1 1/3 cup of pizza sauce. 


Calories: 234kcal (12%), Carbohydrates: 40g (13%), Protein: 14g (28%), Fat: 5g (8%), Saturated Fat: 3g (15%), Cholesterol: 13mg (4%), Sodium: 1709mg (71%), Potassium: 1806mg (52%), Fiber: 8g (32%), Sugar: 25g (28%), Vitamin A: 2808IU (56%), Vitamin C: 39mg (47%), Calcium: 285mg (29%), Iron: 6mg (33%)