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Quick no cook pizza sauce in a bowl

Quick “No-Cook” Pizza Sauce

  • Author: Emilie Raffa
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 minute
  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Category: Pizza Sauce
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy, 3 ingredient “no-cook” pizza sauce recipe tastes so light and fresh, you’ll never buy store-bought pizza sauce again! Use it to top my sourdough pizza or any pizza crust you’d like. It takes 1 minute to make!


  • 400 g (14 oz) can of whole-peeled plum tomatoes, preferably San Marzano in puree
  • Salt
  • 2 fresh basil leaves

Notes & Tips:

  • I recommend the following brands for canned tomatoes: Cento, Mutti, La Valle and Jovial
  • If you don’t have a blender, food processor or hand-held stick blender: finely chop the tomatoes by hand. Don’t dump the tomatoes with their juice onto a cutting board (it’s way too messy). Pull out the tomatoes and chop them separately, one-by-one. Then, add back to the canned tomato puree and mix well to form a cohesive sauce.


  • Add the canned tomatoes and a pinch of salt to a high-powdered blender (or food processor).
  • Pulse a few times, about 10 seconds, for a slightly chunky texture.
  • Pour into a small mixing bowl, tear in a few basil leaves and stir to combine. Give it a taste. Add more salt if necessary.
  • Cover with plastic wrap (or transfer to a small jar) and leave at room temperature for up to 1 hour. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Freeze up to 3 months.

Note: For smoother pizza sauce, extend the blending time until almost smooth. Strain a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds.

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