There is no need to heat or add sugar to this pizza sauce because it is made from tomato paste and just needs a few simple seasonings to bring out its full taste. This homemade tomato paste pizza sauce is as simple as dumping, mixing, and eating. Please continue reading for the recipe.
Pizza is a firm favorite in our household. Who doesn’t want to? There’s something about the way the crust, sauce, and toppings all work together. There is no limit to the possible taste combinations, and each bite is certain to satisfy.
In the 10 years after we tied the knot, pizza night has occurred *almost* weekly on a Friday. Wheat crust, white wheat crust, sourdough crust, cauliflower crust, coconut flour pizza crust, and almond flour pizza crust are just some of the variations on the theme that have been tried throughout the years.
THE BEST HOMEMADE PIZZA HAS THE BEST HOMEMADE PIZZA SAUCE
There is no pizza without the crust. It’s what keeps the pizza from crumbling. The taste, however, really comes from the sauce. It MUST be good then.
In every pizza place or delivery service we’ve ever used, we’ve always asked for additional sauce. Why? Because pizza wouldn’t be pizza without sauce.
If there is no red sauce on a pizza, or if the sauce is watery and watery, then it isn’t pizza, right?
TOOLS TO MAKE PIZZA SAUCE FROM TOMATO PASTE
- This size of mason jar is perfect for keeping pizza sauce.
- A pizza peel is used to transfer pizzas to and from the oven.
- I’ve always wanted a professional-grade pizza cutter like this.
- If you’re in need of pizza ideas, here’s a pizza cookbook.
INGREDIENTS USED IN THIS TOMATO PASTE PIZZA SAUCE RECIPE
- This kind of tomato paste is organic if possible and has only one ingredient.
- We love this kind of salt because it still has all of its nutrients.
- Oregano and thyme that have been dried. You can also use Italian seasoning instead of these two.
- Garlic powder is another name for this. It is also called granulated garlic.
- Olive oil – Use this kind of high-quality olive oil.
- You can also use apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar.
WHY USE TOMATO PASTE IN PIZZA SAUCE?
Tomato paste consists only of tomatoes that have been reduced to a paste by cooking and pureeing. There are several good reasons to utilize tomato paste in this pizza sauce recipe, as well as in most other tomato-based dishes.
- The resulting tomato taste is extraordinarily robust.
- Tomatoes are the sole component in tomato paste. That’s right, we didn’t sneak in any artificial sweeteners or salts either.
- It has a substantial thickness. As a pizza sauce, it’s best served thick, but you may thin it up a touch if you like.
Tomato sauce or sliced tomatoes will suffice in a pinch. However, I think they would benefit from being cooked until they were more manageable in size. If not, the sauce would be watery. We don’t recommend eating soggy pizza.
We’ll be using this tomato paste. Contains only one organic ingredient: tomatoes. While we get ours from Costco, you may find it online at the Amazon link provided.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PIZZA SAUCE AND SPAGHETTI SAUCE?
The typical consistency of spaghetti sauce is thinner, and it frequently includes sautéed onions. If you don’t have pizza sauce on hand, you may use spaghetti sauce instead. However, the sauce will need to be boiled for a bit to thicken up before you can use it.
Watery sauce WILL cause the pizza dough to get soggy. I hate it when pizza is soggy!!! Additionally, be cognizant of what goes into your spaghetti sauce. Many of these sauces have unnecessary amounts of sugar added to them.
SUGAR FREE PIZZA SAUCE
To add a little something extra, several pizza sauce recipes on the internet call for sugar. My personal feeling is that there is no need for additional sugar when using tomato paste as a base because it is already rather sweet. Give it a go and see if you like it.
MAKING DOUBLE OR TRIPLE BATCH OF PIZZA SAUCE FROM SCRATCH?
Trying to feed a large group with pizza? OK, that’s not an issue at all. To make more pizza sauce, simply multiply this recipe by two or three. For one 10″ pizza with a lot of sauce, or two 10″ pizzas with a thinner layer of sauce, this recipe is perfect.
There are two uses for leftover pizza sauce: freezing it (see below) or using it as a dip for dough (like a marinara sauce).
HOW TO FREEZE THE LEFTOVER PIZZA SAUCE?
This pizza sauce, can it be frozen? Yes! In that case, I’d appreciate it if you could. In order to always have pizza sauce on hand, you could easily prepare a large quantity and freeze it in smaller containers. These mason jars with the extra-wide mouths are great. Leaving the lid slightly ajar while freezing food in mason jars has helped prevent the jars from cracking under the weight of the frozen food. Once it’s frozen, you may return and secure the cover even more tightly.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE PIZZA SAUCE WITH TOMATO PASTE?
Oh it’s so easy. Just follow these steps:
- Add all the ingredients to the bowl
- Stir to combine.
- Spread on your pizza crust with cheese & toppings & enjoy!
Yes, it’s really that easy! If you don’t believe me, just watch the video here!
WHY MAKE HOMEMADE PIZZA?
- Pizza made from scratch is healthier than frozen pizza. YOU get to decide which components are included and which are left out.
- Buying pizza at home is a much more economical option. And who doesn’t like a monetary windfall? Learn the precise method I used to eliminate our debt (including our mortgage) and significantly boost our savings WITHOUT sacrificing the quality of our meals by watching this free masterclass.
- I can’t think of anything that beats making pizza from scratch and sharing it with the people you love most in the world.
TIPS FOR MAKING PERFECT HOMEMADE PIZZA EVERY TIME
- Select a recipe for a tasty crust. Here is a fantastic pizza crust recipe that uses almond flour, and here is another fantastic pizza crust recipe that uses coconut flour. After much experimentation, we’ve determined that just about any substance may serve as the foundation for a delicious pizza crust (even cauliflower). Try looking for recipes for crusts online that use ingredients you already have on hand.
- Don’t be stingy with the condiments. My family and I are huge supporters of smothering our pizzas in a mountain of red sauce.
- Make your own cheese sandwich (s). Although mozzarella is typically used, you need not stick to that cheese if you want to make a delicious pizza. We have tried blue cheese, cheddar cheese, and even crackers and salsa without cheese (or vegan cheese).
- Before slathering on the sauce, we prefer to bake the crust for a few minutes. It prevents the pizza from becoming soggy and helps the crust to firm up in the center.
- When the center of the crust is done baking, spread on the sauce, then pile on the cheese and toppings and return to the oven to melt the cheese.
- Oh, and what’s for dessert? Serve up a serving of this three-ingredient Avocado Chocolate Pudding. Chocolate and avocados? What? Reckon on my word here. In other words, you won’t be let down.
PIZZA SAUCE RECIPE FROM SCRATCH – INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTION IDEAS
- If you don’t have tomato paste on hand but do have tomato sauce or fresh tomatoes, you may use them instead; just reduce the sauce or tomatoes by half before spreading them over the pizza. Oh, and if you want the most flavor and sweetness out of fresh tomatoes for your sauce, consider preparing these semi-dried tomatoes and blending them into your pizza sauce.
- You may swap out the dried oregano and thyme with Italian spice or fresh herbs. To be safe, I would use half as much of the fresh ingredient and adjust from there.
- Garlic powder (sometimes known as granulated garlic or garlic powder) can be substituted. If you’re using garlic salt instead of regular salt, use half as much to begin with. Add roasted garlic for extra flavor (wonderful)!
- You may use avocado oil or another type of oil instead of olive oil if you like. Although I haven’t tried it, I imagine that all you’d need to do is add water.
- You may use whatever kind of vinegar you choose in place of the white vinegar if you’d like. Each is equally effective.
Can I make pizza sauce with tomato paste?
Yes! It’s fantastic, and you should definitely check it out. The sauce you obtain is rich and thick, and it doesn’t even need to be cooked.
How do you make homemade pizza sauce with tomato paste?
Tomato paste, spices, salt, and other seasonings can all be added to the bowl and mixed together. Actually, it’s as simple as that!
Can I freeze leftover pizza sauce?
Yes! These mason jars with the extra-wide mouths are great. If you’re going to freeze food in mason jars, one tip I have is to leave the lid slightly ajar so the pressure doesn’t fracture the jars. Once it’s frozen, you may return and secure the cover even more tightly.
What’s the difference between pizza sauce and spaghetti sauce?
The typical consistency of spaghetti sauce is thinner, and it frequently includes sautéed onions. If that’s all you have on hand, then I suggest simmering the sauce for a bit to thicken it so that your pizza dough doesn’t go soggy.
What’s a good pizza sauce substitute?
BBQ sauce, honey mustard, Thai peanut sauce, or even basil pesto would all be delicious on a pizza, but you wouldn’t be limited to those options if you didn’t like tomato-based sauces.
Can I use tomato puree for pizza?
Simple enough, right? Tomato puree is simply pureed tomatoes. Soggy crust is a common result of using tomato puree as pizza sauce. With the added thickness that tomato paste brings to the sauce, you won’t have to worry about a soggy dough with this pizza.