This healthy Pizza Sauce is a huge hit, it is easy to prepare and incredibly delicious. My family loves pizza and we always have on hand, whether it is homemade or storebought gluten-free vegan pizzas.

My hubby bought Schar’s Pizza Crust and so I decided to make some pizza sauce for it. I decided to whip up this incredibly tasty pizza sauce and let me tell you, it tasted better than any store brought pizza sauce,

The good thing is this pizza is made from scratch with ingredients readily stocked in most pantries. This simple pizza sauce is packed with flavor. Around the holidays I also love to make my Mediterranean Pumpkin Pizza and my  Jamaican Ackee Pizza

Best homemade pizza sauce being mixed in a white bowl

Healthy Pizza Sauce

This pizza sauce is great to have on hand, you can get to double or triple your recipe for a family night pizza dinner or a pizza party. You can even add this homemade pizza sauce to pasta and vegan cheese for a quick pasta dinner. It keeps refrigerated for up to 7 days so it is great for meal prep. It is vegan and gluten-free. 

Pizza Sauce has lots of tomatoes goodness, it includes tomato sauce and tomato paste, tomatoes are rich in Vitamin A, C, K. Vitamin A is great for eye-sight and for the skin. Vitamin C is great for wound healing, gum health and metabolizing fats. Vitamin K is good for the ability of the blood to clot. 

Tomato sauce also has a good source of manganese and potassium which are great for healthy bones and preventing muscle cramps. 

Tomato sauce contains 6 grams of fiber in each cup. Fiber helps with healthy digestion and bowel health.

Read more about the health benefits of tomatoes.

Healthy Pizza Sauce Ingredients

  • Tomato Sauce
  • Tomato Paste
  • Maple Syrup or Other Sweetener
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Basil
  • Salt

How To Make Healthy Pizza Sauce?

  1. Place tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, basil onion powder, garlic powder, maple syrup, salt in a medium and mix to fully combine. 
homemade pizza sauce on a gluten-free pizza crust

Tips For Making Homemade Pizza Sauce

  1. You can add heat to your pizza sauce by adding cayenne pepper.
  2. Add fennel, chipotle pepper for another flavor profile.
  3. Add pressed garlic for more flavor. 
Pizza sauce on finished pizza crust with grated vegan cheese, sliced cherry tomatoes, red onion, pepper slices

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(Per serving)
  • Energy: 20 kcal / 84 kJ
  • Carbs: 4 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Ready in: 5 min
  • For: 10 Servings



  1. Place tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, basil onion powder, garlic powder.
  2. Add maple syrup, salt in a medium and mix to fully combine. 
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.