One Minute Homemade Pizza Sauce

by Sarah Pope MGA Affiliate linksCondiment & SaucesComments: 79

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I don’t buy pizza sauce from the store any more and haven’t for some time now as I have discovered how easy it is to make a no cook, homemade pizza sauce. Making it yourself also tastes far better and only takes about 1 minute to make! Red sauce takes a bit longer at 10 minutes if your prefer a marinara.

My reasons for avoiding organic pizza sauce in cans is very clear cut. The BPA issue with cans is a big one.  A recent study has demonstrated that exposure to BPA, a known endocrine disrupting chemical, from canned foods may be a whole lot higher than even drinking water from plastic bottles!

My reason for avoiding organic pizza sauce even if  in glass jars is because that nasty ingredient citric acid seems to be in every single brand of pizza sauce I’ve ever examined! Some brands even add sugar!

Citric acid is a hidden source of MSG and I do whatever I can to avoid this dangerous additive for myself and my family.   MSG damages the hypothalamus part of the brain stem.  The hypothalamus happens to be the Master Controller of the endocrine system.  You don’t want anything messing with your hypothalamus as this can cause serious metabolism issues (rats fed MSG get morbidly obese, for example).

From a frugality standpoint, buying pizza sauce doesn’t make sense either.  Why pay the premium for pizza sauce when you can make your own in a matter of seconds?  Making your own tastes fresher too and is an easy cooking step that your kids can do for you while you are preparing the rest of the family meal.

Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

Below is the homemade pizza sauce recipe I use when I’m in a hurry. It is no cook, which makes it even faster and easier.

Tip:  The key to this homemade pizza sauce recipe is excellent quality olive oil.  If you are less than satisfied with the taste of yours, check my Resources page for ideas about where to source a light, buttery olive oil for all your homemade sauces and dressings.

This is a great cooking lesson for an elementary school age child to attempt. Learning to measure the right amount of ingredients for the homemade pizza sauce and simple mixing is all that it takes!

Lunchbox Idea:  Spread this easy homemade pizza sauce on sprouted English muffins and melt some mozzarella or provolone cheese on top for a fast and nutritious lunch.

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4 from 1 vote

Easy Pizza Sauce

One minute, no cook pizza sauce that can be whipped up with whole ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute



  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. That's it! You're done

  2. Refrigerate any leftovers. This easy pizza sauce will last a week in the refrigerator.

Try DIY Pizza Sauce on Homemade Crust!

Here are several pizza crust recipes to try:

Coconut Flour Pizza Crust

Sprouted Flour Pizza Crust

Grain Free Pizza Crust

Gluten Free Pizza Crust

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Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year at the International Wise Traditions Conference in 2010.

Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Furman University and a Master’s degree in Government (Financial Management) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Mother to three healthy children, blogger, and best-selling author, she writes about the practical application of Traditional Diet and evidence-based wellness within the modern household. Her work has been featured by USA Today, The New York Times, National Review, ABC, NBC, and many others.

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