If you have ever wanted to learn how to make a homemade gluten free pizza sauce, now is the time! All you need is a few simple pantry ingredients to make this simple pizza sauce recipe!
Our family has a tradition of making homemade gluten free pizza every Friday night. Pizza is wildly popular in our house and it makes a perfect family dinner. Everyone can choose their own toppings.
The last time I went grocery shopping, I couldn't find any pizza sauce so I decided to try my hand at making one from scratch. You won't believe how easy it is to make pizza sauce!
Why this recipe is great:
You won't believe how easy it is to make a pizza sauce from canned tomato sauce and spices! Kids and family will love it! All you need is a few simple ingredients."
Give this sauce a try on my homemade grilled pizza crust recipe! Or, if you are grain-free, try this pizza sauce made from scratch on this grilled grain-free pizza crust!
- Tomato sauce - I like to use plain with no added herbs
- Tomato paste - Most are gluten free but always double-check the ingredients of tomato paste.
- Pizza sauce spices like basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Can you use fresh herbs?
If you can find fresh herbs, definitely use those! In the recipe, I give measurements for dried herbs, so if you use fresh herbs, double the amount of fresh herbs you use!
You can also grow fresh herbs in your kitchen window! This is something we love to do so we always have fresh herbs on-hand for our cooking. Many ask what herbs are in pizza sauce and my favorites (and the most common) are basil and oregano.
Garlic bulbs have become scarce in our stores as well so in this recipe I used garlic powder.
Given how hard it has been to find some ingredients lately, I am giving you a few options so that you can enjoy pizza anytime! This is a pizza sauce made with tomato paste recipe. If you can't find it in your store you can substitute ketchup.
- Make your pizza sauce spicy by adding crushed red peppers.
- Use organic tomato sauce and tomato paste to make this an organic pizza sauce.
- Add grated parmesan to the sauce for a cheesier flavored sauce.
- If you do have fresh garlic on-hand, use 2 cloves minced instead of the garlic powder. (Who knew Gilroy, the garlic capital, would have a garlic shortage?)
If you are looking for a pizza sauce alternative, try this white pizza sauce recipe! Everyone loves this Alfredo Sauce recipe! Just use the alfredo sauce the same way you would use tomato-based pizza sauce.
(*And if you are wild like my kids, you can use the white sauce to make a pickle pizza!)
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: Gather your ingredients to see if you have all of the ingredients on-hand.
Step 2: Add your tomato sauce, tomato paste, sugar, and spices to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Step 3: Cover and turn the temperature down to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
That is it! This homemade pizza sauce tastes like the sauce you would get at any pizza restaurant and you made it with simple pantry ingredients! Store the unused sauce in an air-tight container.
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
It is good that you are thinking about this important question. The answer is, it depends. Single herbs and spices tend to be gluten free (always check ingredients just to be sure!) Spice blends often can have anti-caking ingredients so always look at the ingredient list.
You will not need to thicken this pizza sauce thanks to the tomato paste.
I keep my pizza sauce in a mason jar or air-tight container
You can easily freeze this pizza sauce. I like to freeze it in an ice cube tray so I can easily thaw only what I need.
This pizza sauce should keep up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
If you love Italian sauces as much as we do, try my homemade marinara sauce recipe too!
Gluten Free Pizza Sauce
- 2 cans tomato sauce
- ¼ cup tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- black pepper optional
- Combine all of the ingredients into a saucepan.
- Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Turn the heat down to low and simmer an additional 10-15 minutes.
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