5-Minute Pizza Sauce

Make your own pizza sauce with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes. You can even freeze it in ice cube trays!

5-Minute Pizza Sauce – Make your own pizza sauce with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes. Freeze it in ice cube trays, too! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Pasta sauce is usually my go-to pizza sauce, honestly. But since a standard jar is only enough for two large homemade pizzas, I figured why not make a big batch of real pizza sauce? Much cheaper, fresher, and now I have enough for four pizzas!

5-Minute Pizza Sauce – Make your own pizza sauce with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes. Freeze it in ice cube trays, too! | thecomfortofcooking.com

It’s freezer friendly too… Spoon the sauce into ice cube trays, freeze until hard, pop ‘em out and when you’re ready to use, thaw them in the microwave for 10 seconds or so. Presto, pizza sauce!

5-Minute Pizza Sauce – Make your own pizza sauce with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes. Freeze it in ice cube trays, too! | thecomfortofcooking.com

With my best pizza dough recipe, melty mozzarella and your favorite toppings, a bubbly hot pizza can be yours by dinnertime. Just slather on this easy pizza sauce and pile on the good stuff!

5-Minute Pizza Sauce – Make your own pizza sauce with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes. Freeze it in ice cube trays, too! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Tomato sauce and paste, garlic, Italian seasonings and a little sugar is all your need for this scrumptious sauce… and five minutes to spare! Give it a whiz in the food processor and enjoy it on your favorite pizza tonight.

5-Minute Pizza Sauce

5-Minute Pizza Sauce

Yield: 2 3/4 cups (enough for 4 large pizzas)


  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar


  1. In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients and pulse until smooth.
  2. Store in a resealable container until ready to use. Or, you could also freeze sauce in ice cube trays, pop out cubes, and place in a plastic bag to continue freezing. Use about 5 cubes per large pizza and microwave before spreading.
  3. Click here for my best pizza dough recipe!

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  1. I love this idea! Much fresher and probably more flavorsome! I love that you can pop it into the freezer to use when you need it!

  2. yum! and i just pizza a whole wheat pizza dough to make- it’s fate!

  3. I love homemade pizza sauce, much better than store-bought and I love the idea of freezing it in an ice cube tray!

  4. I love making homemade pizza and this sauce looks like perfection!

  5. Yum! I love the freezer idea, too. I’ve been doing that with baby food and it works really well. I never thought to do it with pizza sauce. That’s a great idea for all my trays when the baby is older.

  6. GREAT, great idea–so handy!

  7. Your sauce looks so good, love your freezing tip!

  8. Your blog is so pretty and this sauce sounds yummy! We make our own pizza all the time but maybe it’s time we try homemade sauce too….thanks for sharing :)


  9. You had me at 5 minutes! We froze a bunch of marinara from garden tomatoes last summer but we’re out… can’t wait to try this one.

  10. My mom always made her own sauce from scratch. I never got the recipe from her and I regret it so much. This looks like it could be very close! I will try this for sure. Thanks Georgia :)

  11. love homemade pasta and pizza sauce. And I totally love the ice cube try trick!

  12. I think this looks super delicious and love how easy it is. I could go for that pizza right now!

  13. Looks fantastic! And 5 minutes? That makes it even better. I’d love to have a stash of this in my freezer!

  14. Great idea! I love the idea of freezing the extra in an ice cube tray.

  15. Wow that first photo really caught my eye on Pinterest! Thanks for sharing :)

  16. I would so spoon feed myself this :)

  17. I love homemade pizza sauce – looks like a great recipe!

  18. Georgia, combined with your pizza crust recipe, I can only imagine how FABULOUS this sauce is on top. Wow. I think I’d eat this by itself hehe. Oh and freezing the sauce in ice cube trays – amazing! genius! Never thought to do that before!

  19. I love your idea of using ice cube trays to freeze sauce. I am making pizza for my kids all the time, and homemade sauce is definitely the way to go! Great recipe!

  20. A fuss free and delicious recipe. The pizza looks awesome!

  21. I love the vibrate color of your pizza sauce. THick and rich. So lovely. Great tips in putting it in the ice cube tray to freeze. :) Have a wonderful week ahead.

  22. This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it. My other homemade recipe takes much longer than this and I don’t make it often because of how LONG it takes. This is a great solution!

  23. This is such an awesome idea! Totally inspired to make this over the weekend.

  24. What a great idea to freeze it! I’ve got to give this a shot as I’ve resolved to store-bought lately just for the convenience of it. :)

  25. This sauce looks incredible but I’m even more impressed by the freezing tip! Why have I never thought of that!!

  26. This is great! Thanks for sharing.

  27. Looks like the perfect pizza and sauce to me Georgia!

  28. I’m usually too lazy to make my own sauce but this looks easy enough. And it sounds awesome!

  29. What a useful and delicious recipe :D


  30. I love how easy this is to whip together! Great idea freezing in ice cube trays.

  31. Freezing pizza sauce in an ice cube tray is simply brilliant, Georgia! I always feel like having pizza on nights when opening up a big can of tomato sauce seems like a waste for one or two slices. This is perfect! Homemade sauce rules :)

  32. Homemade pizza sauce is such a fantastic thing to keep on hand! We have pizza night almost every Friday and I love being able to pull it from the freezer :)

  33. This will come in so handy when Jason’s back in town and we do our usual Friday pizza nights!

  34. Freezer friendly is such a great idea – you make the most delicious looking pizzas!

  35. This will definitely come in handy!

  36. What a brilliant idea, Georgia! We make pizza all the time around here, so I’m bookmarking this for future use. Thank you for sharing another delicious post. I hope you are having a joyful week. You certainly made mine a bit brighter!

  37. 5 minutes – yes please. AND to get so much accomplished in that is great!

  38. Such a great idea to freeze the pizza sauce. So when you want to use it again, do you refrigerate? Looks delish.

  39. Perfect timing! I’ve been looking for a pizza sauce recipe to go along with my homemade pizza dough. Definately will have to try this one:)

  40. Honey – Just heat the frozen pizza sauce cubes in the microwave for a few seconds, or thaw in the refrigerator or on the counter top.

  41. I love homemade pizza sauce! Love that you can freeze this!

  42. Awesome idea of freezing in ice cubes! And now I want pizza :)

  43. Homemade sauce beats jarred stuff, hands down! Now you have me craving pizza!

  44. Love this idea. My kids eat Pizza Quesadillas so often, but I’m tired of the wasting of sauce. This would be the perfect solution!!!

  45. This is so great and very handy when your pressed for time.

  46. What an utterly delicious pizza sauce Georgia! So great to have on hand for an impromptu pizza night!

  47. The pizza sauce cubes is brilliant beyond brilliant idea Georgia! I love it!

  48. I freeze every other kind of sauce in ice cube trays (or mini muffin tins!), so I have no idea why it never occurred to me to do pizza sauce. And I’ve been making and freezing my own crusts too, so this is perfect. I foresee a lot of easy pizza dinners in my future. :)

  49. 5 stars
    This is so easy to make, yet a lot of people rely on pre-made pizza sauce! I love that you suggested the ice cube freezing method. I used to make everything frozen like that when my kids were babies (they only eat one cube of puree stuff). The ice cube tray needs to come back to our freezer! :D

  50. 5 stars
    This was my first time making pizza sauce and the pizza tasted 10 times better than usual. Even my son said “this is the best pizza you’ve ever made!” The only difference was the sauce, so I froze a bunch for next time!!

  51. 5 stars
    Made this last night and it was really easy to do and v. tasty. Thanks!

  52. 5 stars
    Delicious! Made this tonight when I realized we were out of pizza sauce and in a pinch. Froze the rest in muffin tins. I’ll never buy store bought sauce again!

  53. 5 stars
    It was great!! Didnt pulse in food processor or use a blender, I just stirred to mix. I added a pinch more here and there than what was called for in the recipe(to my taste), but what good base ingredients. I also used the minced garlic from a jar. MY Kinda sauce!! Keeper!! SOOO GOOD! Thank you!

  54. 5 stars
    I tried this tonight and thought it was great! Thank you. I am excited that I have enough sauce for 3 more pizzas or calzones in the freezer now too. Great idea!

  55. 5 stars
    I love fresh pizza sauce. I just use the 6 oz paste, 3/4 cup water, 1/3 c EVOO and lots of fresh ground black pepper in addition to your spices and herbs. May try it cutting out the oil to save calories…great if it doesn’t sacrifice taste. I will try freezing in ice cube trays too. Super for dipping sauce too….I am lazy and just put my garlic in a press and squeeze it. No processor to wash.

  56. My so has a sensitivity to basil, would should I just omit the basil, or replace it with something else? If replace, with what?

  57. You could omit it altogether, or replace with rosemary and/or thyme.

  58. Hi,

    When you say Tomotoe Sauce is that like Tomatoe Sauce you put on chips(hot) or is it tinned, chopped tomatoes?

    Sorry in South Africa Tomatoe Sauce is what we put on hot chips 0or french Fries as you say?

  59. I love the ideas :)

  60. 5 stars
    This was SUPER EASY and a HUGE HIT at my house, we just installed a Mugnaini pizza over and have been experimenting with sauces/dough and this one is a keeper. :) I ended up using Cento San Marzano peeled tomatoes and fresh basil from the garden because I didn’t have sauce or dried basil handy Thanks so much for sharing on Pinterest!

  61. Thanks for sharing! Definitely I’ll try it

  62. Interesting! Sure I will try this sauce.

  63. Thanks for sharing

  64. Amazing tips!

  65. thanks for sharing!

  66. looking good…!

  67. 4 stars
    Excellent recipe. Easy to follow and easy to make. I look forward to trying more from your site.

  68. Yummy! looking excellent

  69. Looks tasty and fantastic

  70. Amazing one! Thanks a lot…

  71. Splendid one

  72. thanks for sharing with us

  73. Thanks For Sharing Innovative Ideas!!

  74. Thanks for sharing! I love making homemade pizza. Great.

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