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One of my families newest favorite dinners is homemade pizza. We used to be all about those frozen or take and bake pizzas that you can purchase at the grocery store. But since meal planning, I’ve decided to switch up our pizza nights a bit and make our pizzas from scratch. Not only is homemade pizza delicious but it is also a fraction of the cost of take out.

Made from Scratch: Inexpensive Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

The key to making a delicious pizza at home is a good homemade pizza sauce recipe. With a few spices and a can of crushed tomatoes you are only minutes away from creating your own pizza sauce that is budget friendly and delicious. The craving for this pizza sauce is unreal, which is why you will find pizza of some sort listed on our family meal plan quite often.

Made from Scratch: Inexpensive Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe
Homemade Pizza Sauce is so easy to make. All you need are a few spices and a can of crushed tomatoes. Keeping these ingredients on hand and you’ll always be ready to cook when that pizza craving hits. 
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian


  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 can 28 oz. Crushed Tomatoes


  • In a bowl, pour out the can of crushed tomatoes.  
  • To the crushed tomatoes add the remaining ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined. 
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to use to top your homemade pizza. 


  • This recipe makes enough to sauce about 3 medium sized pizzas depending on how much sauce you like on your pizza.
  • This sauce also makes for a great dipping sauce for breadsticks if you warm it up on the stove before serving.
Recipe CTA

Grab your favorite pizza pan, it’s time to make some pizza! This homemade pizza sauce recipe can be made ahead of time. The sauce can be stored in the fridge for several days. Buying larger quantity of yeast, usually in a jar or bag, means I always have some on hand to make homemade pizza.

What do you use this Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe for?

Typically after making 2 extra large pizzas for my families dinner, I will have some sauce leftover. I like to store the sauce in the fridge and use it for a quick lunch for me and the boys. I use it as a dipping sauce for homemade garlic bread or pizza quesadillas.

How does your family do pizza night? Do you prefer take out or make your own?

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Heather began blogging in 2004 providing a glimpse into her domestic life. Over the years her writing topics have changed but one thing has remained the same, her love for preparing homemade, southern-style recipes for her family. When not dealing with household chores or cooking delicious recipes, she can be found homeschooling her two high school boys.


  1. Amber Myers Reply

    Yum, I will have to try this sauce one day. It looks delicious. We have pizza often!

  2. Lisa Charleston Reply

    Okay, now this is a recipe I’m sure my kids will love. I’m going to have to try this sauce especially since they love pizza.

  3. That looks absolutely delicious I really love to try this pizza sauce! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  4. We liked making our own sauce, because too often they are too sweet, or they don’t have the right amount of seasoning. I’ll definitely give this a try.

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