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Healthy pizza sauce made without tomato paste

Healthy Homemade Pizza Sauce

The absolute best pizza sauce recipe.
Course Sauces
Cuisine Pizza, Tomato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 115kcal
Author Lauren Goslin


  • 3 c. tomato puree not sauce, see Notes
  • 1 t. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 1 t. dried oregano
  • 1 t. dried basil
  • 1/4 t. dried thyme
  • 1 t. fennel seeds
  • scant 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 pinch granulated sweetener optional (I added it when originally posted, but do not add it anymore)
  • 1/4 t. red pepper flakes
  • 1 t. red wine or apple cider vinegar


  • Heat the oil in a saucepan.
  • Add the garlic, and saute just until fragrant (about 20 seconds).
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients (except for the vinegar).
  • Bring to a low bubble, and lower the heat to a simmer.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, and stir in the vinegar.
  • Use as desired!


Nutrition facts are based on using red wine vinegar. WW SmartPoints: 5


Sugar: 12.1g | Fiber: 5.3g | Calories: 115kcal | Fat: 2.3g | Protein: 4.4g | Carbohydrates: 23.6g