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Easy No-Cook Pizza Sauce - A delicious pizza sauce comes together in just minutes, made with ingredients from your kitchen pantry!

Today’s recipe is an Easy No-Cook Pizza Sauce that is absolutely fantastic! This is the sauce that we used to make yesterday’s delicious Sausage and Pepper Calzone recipe.

This Easy No-Cook Pizza Sauce comes together in minutes using ingredients that you likely have in your pantry – canned tomatoes, tomato paste, pesto, Parmesan cheese, plus seasonings, butter and extra virgin olive oil. It can be made anytime the inspiration strikes, and it’s perfect for pizza (like this, this or this), calzones, or even baked pasta!

Because this sauce gets so much of its flavor from the tomatoes, be sure to use a good-quality flavorful canned tomato like San Marzano. (We recommend either Pastene or Cento brands).

This Easy No-Cook Pizza Sauce is thick and delicious with a wonderful tomato flavor, and it’s so good, I’ve been known to eat it right out of the jar with a spoon! 😉

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Easy No-Cook Pizza Sauce - A Family Feast

Easy No-Cook Pizza Sauce

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart


  • 1 28-ounce can San Marzano kitchen ready ground tomatoes, (We like Pastene or Cento)
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons jarred pesto
  • ¼ cup fresh finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dry oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch red pepper flakes


  1. Place everything in a large bowl and stir with a whisk until well mixed.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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  • Jill wrote:

    I would not put sugar in the sauce to keep it 100% keto

    • Martha wrote:

      Yes – that’s fine Jill. This pizza sauce recipe was published years ago, long before Keto was so popular – and we’ve never claimed that this recipe is keto. But like any recipe, you should adapt it as needed to suit your tastes and dietary restrictions – it’s a great starting point for a homemade pizza sauce that can be used in our keto pizza.

  • Wendy wrote:

    How can this be the recipe you use in your KETO Pizza, with 2 TABLESPOONS of SUGAR in the sauce? KETO allows NO sugar. Can you substitute SWERVE instead?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Wendy – OF COURSE! If you are using this recipe in the keto pizza, feel free to swap in Swerve or other sugar substitute.

  • Mary wrote:

    This is the BEST pizza sauce ever. Thanks for sharing! It’s now our favorite even though I have been making another for 20 years. This one TOPS it by a MILE!

    • Martha wrote:

      Wow – Thanks Mary! So glad you liked the recipe!

  • Renee – Kudos Kitchen wrote:

    What a great idea! Pizza night just got a whole lot easier! Very tasty idea for a no-cook sauce!

  • Susan wrote:

    I almost always cook my pizza sauce but I love the look of yours. Plus who needs to cook it first when the pizza will do it for you?

  • Angie | Big Bear’s Wife wrote:

    I’ve got everything I need in the pantry! Plus, we’re having pizza tonight! May have to give this a go!

  • Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos wrote:

    I love how it’s a no cook sauce – perfect for the summer when you want to make pizza on the grill. There’s no way I’m heating up my sauna of a kitchen with the stove/oven 🙂

  • [email protected] Mom wrote:

    Love no cooking sauce in the summer! Perfect for so many dishes and dipping!

  • heather | girlichef wrote:

    The deep color of this sauce is so amazing…especially considering it’s no-cook. I have to try this!

  • Angie wrote:

    What a great recipe. I’d love to make a huge batch and freeze it because we do pizza every week.

  • Lora @cakeduchess wrote:

    There is no reason to buy pizza sauce when you can make your own so easily…this recipe is fantastic, Martha! Is it wrong that I want to try that calzone right now for breakfast?;)

  • Isabelle @ Crumb wrote:

    I’ve been making my own pizza sauce by blitzing a can of tomatoes in the blender with garlic and basil and a little olive oil, but I love all the extras you’ve added to this version… especially the pesto. Nothing like a really flavourful sauce to get your pizza started off right!

  • Lauren Kelly Nutrition wrote:

    Is it weird I want to drink this? It looks so fresh and amazing!

  • Cookin Canuck wrote:

    We make pizza most Friday night, so am excited to see this recipe. I need to make a quadruple batch of this sauce and stick the leftovers in the freezer for future pizza nights.

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