Move over, former favorite pizza sauce recipe; there’s a new homemade pizza sauce in town and it’s a 5-minute, no-cook pizza sauce from fresh tomatoes. It’s fresher, faster, and easier, and it rivals the sauce you’ll find at just about any pizza place in town!

A bowl of pizza sauce made with fresh tomatoes. The bowl is clear glass, with a wooden spoon in it. The background is sage green distressed wood.

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Why You’ll Love This Fresh Tomato Pizza Sauce

This easy pizza sauce recipe is the way to go if you have 1) limited time, 2) limited patience, 3) a hangry family, 4) fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes coming out of your ears, and 5) lots more tomatoes on your windowsill that’ll also be ripe in mere days. The pressure!

That’s five good reasons for 5-Minute No-Cook Fresh Tomato Pizza Sauce. Here’s a sixth: It’s delicious!

With just a handful of ingredients and a whir (or stir), you’ll have fresh homemade pizza sauce on hand. To make it super easy and super fast, a high-powered blender is your best bet. I use my beloved Vitamix. However! If you have a smaller blender or even no blender at all, this pizza sauce is still possible, so stick with me.

Readers say …
“Fantastic for pizzas and with added sauce makes brilliant pasta dishes. Only recipe I need! Thank you soooo much.”

– Eileen
Fresh tomato pizza sauce being spread on a pizza crust
Fresh tomatoes, from red to green, in a green basket.


This pizza sauce from fresh tomatoes has a short list of ingredients, letting the tomatoes shine through.

  • Fresh tomatoes – peel on, seeds in is fine. No need to bother removing either.
  • Tomato paste – adds some concentrated, savory tomato flavor.
  • Oregano – Fresh or dried; either are great.
  • Sugar or honey – Just a little. You can leave this out if you prefer, but I find that with the acidity of the fresh tomatoes plus the tomato paste, a bit of sweetener really helps to mellow out the acidity.
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil – Adds wonderful flavor and adds a little body to your fresh tomato pizza sauce.
  • Salt & pepper – To enhance all of the flavors; adjust to your liking.
  • Optional: Fresh basil & crushed red pepper flakes – Some fresh basil if you have any and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes if you like your sauce to have a little heat, but they’re both totally optional.

How to Make Fresh Tomato Pizza Sauce

All you do is throw your ingredients into the pitcher of the blender and puree. Or, if you don’t have a blender, it’s still totally doable – just mince the garlic and chop your tomatoes as fine as you like and then mix in a bowl.

Fresh tomato pizza sauce in a blender

Can I Freeze This Pizza Sauce?

Yes, it freezes very well! Just place it in a freezer bag or zipper container and place it in the freezer. It will keep for up to three months. To thaw, just place it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight, then make your pizzas with it!

Pizza with fresh tomato pizza sauce

You’ll never believe how easy it is to make a fresh tomato pizza sauce that rivals your favorite pizza place. Yes, I still love our low-and-slow cooked pizza sauce recipe, but this new option is kind of a pizza night game-changer for us.

Other Ways to Amp Up Pizza Night

Use this sauce recipe with any of these other homemade pizza ideas!

A bowl of pizza sauce made with fresh tomatoes. The bowl is clear glass, with a wooden spoon in it. The background is sage green distressed wood.
5 from 6 votes

Homemade Fresh Tomato Pizza Sauce

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Kare
Yield: 6
Just 5 minutes to homemade fresh tomato pizza sauce! You’ll be blown away by how easy (and tasty!) it is.


  • 1 pound fresh tomatoes (3-4 medium, quartered)
  • 6 ounces tomato paste (1 small can)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon honey or granulated sugar
  • 2 medium cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (plus more to taste)
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (optional)
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional)


  • Blender


  • Add all ingredients to the pitcher of a blender. Blend until completely pureed. Add additional salt and pepper to taste (I usually go with a full teaspoon salt). Spread on pizza crust; add toppings and bake as desired.
  • If you don’t have a blender, chop the fresh tomatoes and finely mince the garlic, then add them along with the other ingredients to a bowl. Stir until combined, taste, and add additional salt and pepper if desired.
  • Keeps refrigerated in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1g, Calories: 61kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 199mg, Potassium: 195mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 679IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1mg

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