Quick and easy Vegan Pizza Sauce made in minutes with no cooking involved. It's rich, flavourful, and the perfect sauce to use on homemade pizza!
Vegan Pizza Sauce is incredibly easy to make at home and takes no more than 5 minutes from start to finish.
It's hearty, thick, and rich with bold flavour and it's super quick and easy to make with no simmering.
In this post - Everything you need to make homemade pizza sauce:
In this post:
To make Vegan Pizza Sauce you will need these pantry staples:
And a few ingredient notes:
- Tomato paste - Thickens the sauce so we don't need to simmer it, and it adds deep, concentrated, tomato flavour.
- Crushed tomatoes - You could also use canned tomato sauce, or blend up canned whole tomatoes or fresh tomatoes. Just be sure to use the correct amount.
- Garlic & onion powder - Better than fresh for this recipe because it is uncooked.
- Dried herbs - If you don't have basil or oregano you could use more Italian seasoning or dried parsley, marjoram, thyme or rosemary. I prefer dried herbs in this sauce for more concentrated flavour, but you can use fresh herbs if you prefer.
- Sugar - Just a touch. This is optional but recommended. It enhances the tomato flavour and helps balance the acidity.
- Red pepper flakes - These are optional too. If you prefer no heat in your pizza or are making it for children's pizza you can omit them.
How To Make Vegan Pizza Sauce
It's as simple as stirring everything together. You don't even need a food processor or blender, although a whisk helps make the mixing easier because of the somewhat gloopy tomato paste.
Once it's all mixed up, give it a quick taste to check the seasonings and adjust them as necessary. No cooking is required because the sauce will get cooked when you bake your pizza!
This recipe makes a total of 2¾ cups (660ml) of pizza sauce. Enough for about 5 medium pizzas depending on how much you decide to slather on.
How To Use Pizza Sauce
Vegan Pizza Sauce is perfect for pizza nights! Spread on the pizza crust before adding vegan cheeses like mozzarella, vegan ricotta and vegan parmesan, veggies, pesto, and other toppings. Whatever you like on your favorite vegan pizza!
You can also use the sauce as a flavoursome dip for no-knead focaccia, breadsticks, or cheesy pull-apart bread.
Expert Tip - Don't add too much sauce to the top of your pizza dough. You want the flavour but you don't want to use so much that it makes the crust soggy.
Storing Homemade Pizza Sauce
Pizza sauce is a great recipe for making ahead. It keeps really well for up to 10 days in the fridge or the freezer for up to 3 months.
I recommend freezing the sauce in one pizza portions then you can remove them as needed without having to defrost the entire batch. Be sure to leave some room at the top of each container because the sauce will expand a bit as it freezes.
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Easy Vegan Pizza SauceAuthor:
- ¾ cup (12 tablespoons) tomato paste , equivalent to 1 x 5½ to 6oz can (use tomato puree in the UK)
- 1¾ cups (420 mls) crushed tomatoes , or tomato sauce (use passata in the UK)
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning , (mixed herbs in the UK)
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons sugar , optional but recommended
- OPTIONAL ¼ teaspoon chili flakes , omit or add more or less to suit your tastes
- Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl. Stir or whisk together really well to combine into a thick sauce. You will need to mash up the tomato paste with the spoon or whisk when you start off so it breaks up and mixes in.
- Give it a quick taste to check the seasoning and add more salt and pepper as necessary. It will taste very concentrated but don't worry as once it is spread on the pizza and cooks it will be perfect.
- Transfer to airtight containers and refrigerate for up to 10 days or freeze for up to 3 months.