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jar of homemade pizza sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

This homemade pizza sauce recipe is the real authentic Italian way to make it and is beyond easy to make with only 3 ingredients.
Course sauces
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 21kcal


  • 28 ounce can San Marzano tomatoes
  • 8-10 roughly chiffonade fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • Add the tomatoes to a food processor and pulse on high about 20 to 25 times. The tomatoes should be smoother but still with some chunks. If you do not have a food processor you can use a blender or a food mill.
  • Mix in the basil and salt and serve.


Chef Notes:
  • Make-Ahead: You can make this recipe up to 2 days ahead of time.
  • How to Store: Cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 6 days. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator for 1 day before using.
  • Having limited access to fresh san Marzano tomatoes in the states, I prefer to use canned.
  • If you want to use fresh Roma tomatoes or whole peeled canned tomatoes add a little sugar to them so that they can match the flavor of San Marzano tomatoes.


Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg