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Tomato Paste Pizza Sauce Recipe

by Heather

Forget to purchase pizza sauce? No worries! This easy tomato paste pizza sauce recipe will save pizza night! It’s made with 8 simple ingredients, and tastes delicious! If you keep tomato paste on hand as I do, now you can turn it into pizza sauce whenever you have a need.

Tomato Paste Pizza Sauce Recipe

Tomato paste pizza sauce

There has been more than one Friday night homemade pizza night that I’ve had to figure out my own pizza sauce on the fly.

Some have been good (like leftover spaghetti sauce or marinara sauce), and others (like blending diced canned tomatoes – that higher water content was rough!), have not.

I almost always have a can of tomato paste on hand and with this quick and easy homemade sauce, I also have instant pizza sauce!

Plain tomato paste on its own is pretty rough – it’s a super thick sauce and has way too much-concentrated tomato flavor.

We take the goodness from tomato paste and add a handful of complementary ingredients to make it a smoother sauce with the best flavor.

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No sugar pizza sauce

To balance out the strong tomato paste flavor, we’re using coconut aminos here. Coconut aminos offer a sweet and savory element.

If you’ve never tried coconut aminos before, think of it as a less salty soy sauce, with a sweet note. The umami flavor it adds is delicious!

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What you need for this easy pizza sauce recipe

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

tomato paste pizza sauce recipe

How to make tomato paste pizza sauce

  1. In a small bowl, add the tomato paste, water, sea salt, oregano, basil, pepper, fish sauce, and coconut aminos. Stir or whisk until the sauce is fully combined. You can add a little more water if you prefer a thinner sauce, or keep it thick for a great dipping sauce.
  2. You can also use it right away on your favorite pizza crust recipe!

Watch me make this easy homemade pizza sauce recipe

The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel!

How to use homemade pizza sauce

Having fresh homemade pizza sauce on hand makes it really easy to enjoy pizza flavors whenever you want them!

Try this sauce on pita pizzas, tortilla pizzas, in an omelet, and on pizza crust.

You can use a pre-made crust, or homemade. Add the pizza sauce in a thin layer on your crust of choice, add cheese, and your favorite pizza toppings, and bake in a hot oven.

Use leftover pizza sauce to dip your pizza slices in! Mozzarella sticks go really well with it too.

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How to store leftover pizza sauce

The whole batch will make around 1 cup of sauce. Add to a glass jar or any airtight container and store in the fridge.

For best results, use any leftover pizza sauce within 1 week.

If you have leftover sauce after 1 week, consider freezing it! Read on below to learn how!

How do you freeze pizza sauce?

To freeze leftover pizza sauce, add it to a small freezer-safe container, or an ice cube tray. Silicone ice cube trays are great because it’s easy to remove the sauce from the trays. They easily pop out!

Once frozen, you can take the frozen cubes and place them in a freezer bag.

Label and date the frozen sauce cubes and use them within 6 months.

no sugar pizza sauce

Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this good pizza sauce recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Tomato paste – This pizza sauce can also be made with tomato sauce in place of tomato puree! You’ll want to omit the added water since tomato paste already has much more liquid compared to tomato paste. If you’d like a thicker sauce, warm it over medium heat in a saucepan for 15-20 minutes to thicken it to your liking. This will also increase the depth of flavor in your pizza sauce. After simmering, then add the remaining seasonings to flavor the sauce.

Dried oregano and dried basil – A good substitute for these two herbs would be an Italian seasoning mix. Make sure there is no added salt in the mix. If there is, omit the sea salt and simply season it to taste. If you only have fresh herbs on hand, use fresh basil and fresh oregano in place of the dried herbs.

Onion powder – Try granulated onion or garlic powder as alternatives to the onion powder.

Fish sauce – The fish sauce is made with anchovies, which makes anchovy paste the perfect substitute to use there! If you want to keep your tomato paste pizza sauce recipe vegan, use mushroom powder in place to get the extra umami flavors.

Coconut aminos – To give the umami flavor coconut aminos offer, try soy sauce as a substitute. Soy sauce is slightly saltier and less sweet compared to coconut aminos, so adjust the salt as needed if you use that in its place. You can also add a pinch of sugar to balance it out too.

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Tomato Paste Pizza Sauce Recipe

Forget to purchase pizza sauce? No worries! This easy tomato paste pizza sauce recipe will save pizza night! It’s made with 8 simple ingredients, and tastes delicious! If you keep tomato paste on hand as I do, now you can turn it into pizza sauce whenever you have a need.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pizza, sauce, tomato paste
Servings: 8
Calories: 12kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, add the tomato paste, water, sea salt, oregano, basil, pepper, fish sauce, and coconut aminos. Stir or whisk until the sauce is fully combined. You can add a little more water if you prefer a thinner sauce, or keep it thick for a great dipping sauce.
  • You can also use it right away on your favorite pizza crust recipe!
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 12kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 436mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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If you try this great pizza sauce recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

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Heather

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