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Roasted tomato pizza sauce

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Are you looking to pack more vegetables in wherever you can? If you’ve got fussy little ones this roasted tomato pizza sauce is a GREAT way to pack in some extra nutrition into a treat dinner night. We recently grew tomatoes at home and while it was fantastic to see them growing, and make use of our garden a little more than last year, it also meant we had a vast amount of tomatoes!

We LOVE a pizza night in our home. Pizza nights are a great way to get all of the family involved, at a low cost, to make their own food, have fun and socialise, and eat a tasty treat too! Pizza is REALLY cheap to recreate at home, especially if you make homemade pizza dough, and my 5-year-old loves to add her own toppings.

We also love to use this pizza sauce to make air fryer pizza rolls and air fryer pizza bagels.

Anything you make with this sauce is really complimented by garlic and herb dip too!

I’ve used this roasted tomato pizza sauce for a variety of different pizzas including air fryer pizza, bagel pizzas, air fryer bagel chips, pizza sauce topped garlic bread and I have even jazzed up a soft white roll too.

Roasted tomato pizza sauce in a glass jar

Ingredients for roasted tomato pizza sauce:

8 roasted ripe tomatoes – I made my own air fryer roasted tomatoes it was SO convenient and quick. You can oven roast them instead if you prefer.

2 cloves of garlic

15ml of vegetable oil (I roasted my tomatoes in this so didn’t need to add it again)

Fresh basil and oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano and 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Generous pinch of salt and pepper

A basket of air fryer french fries

Method for making roasted tomato and garlic pizza sauce:

All you need to do is add everything into your Nutribullet, blender or food processor, and then blend for 5-10 seconds. This combines everything while leaving a little texture.

If you want a super fine sauce then I suggest blending for 15-20 seconds.

You CAN use a stick blender or even just mash everything together and push through a sieve if you want a fine sauce but don’t own a blender, Nutribullet or food processor.

Air fryer frozen chicken nuggets on a plate with a Le Creuset ramekin of tomato ketchup

Can you make this sauce with roasted cherry tomatoes?

Yes, absolutely. Just about any red tomatoes will work really well in this sauce. If roasting cherry tomatoes versus salad or plum tomatoes they won’t need as long! I’ve got a whole post on roasting tomatoes so be sure to give that a read if you’ve never done it before.

Want to make pizza sauce from scratch with tomato puree/paste?

If you don’t have roasted tomatoes, but do have tomato paste, then you can use this instead. I would recommend using 70ml of puree/paste, and the same volume of garlic, herbs and oil. You’ll have less volume of sauce of course, so the recipe won’t stretch as far, but it will be a great amount for 1-2 pizzas.

Can you make this sauce with roasted red peppers?

You can! 1-2 peppers would work great, either instead of the tomatoes or in addition to them. You can buy roasted peppers in a jar, already prepared, in olive oil. These are really convenient to use and you could just throw those right into a blender and whizz up a sauce in a few seconds without roasting anything first.

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Can you use oven roasted tomatoes?

Yes! Any roasted tomatoes will work well for this, IF you don’t have roasted tomatoes you could substitute with a tin of plum tomatoes, thought you may want to remove some of the tomato juice, or thicken up with tomato puree or tomato paste.

What other purposes can you use this sauce for?

I’ve used this as the base of a pasta dish, pasta bake meal or I’ve even been known to throw this into a chilli to bulk it out a little more.

Tomato and chilli salsa in a serving dish with a side of air fryer tortilla chips

Can you use dried herbs?

Yes. I use fresh herbs often as I grew them in my garden and love to freeze fresh herbs for the times when I don’t want to trim the plants back.

Obviously it is easy to keep dried herbs on hand too!

Is this suitable for freezing? Can you freeze pizza sauce?

Yes. I have froze this pizza sauce, in individual portions, with this recipe making 4 portions.

I like to freeze them in ramekins or suitable pots and then I remove from the freezer, pop out of the dishes and place into a freezer safe bag. This way I can just remove one portion, put it in a bowl in the fridge for a couple of hours and we can make pizza with homemade sauce no problem!

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Do you need a Nutribullet to make this?

I made this in my Nutribullet, so you can use one, but it is not compulsory of course. I threw everything in and just blended for about 5 seconds. If you want an extra fine sauce then blend for 15-20 seconds.

The ingredients for a roasted tomato pizza sauce in a Nutribullet jar (roasted tomatoes, basil, oregano, garlic and olive oil)

Can you use a stick blender?

Yes, definitely. Pop this in a high jug, and cover with a tea towel, so you don’t splash tomato sauce all over your kitchen!

If you don’t have anything that can make a super thin sauce for you then I’d suggest just mashing the best you can and then using a sieve to remove the liquid without all of the pulp.

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Roasted tomato pizza sauce in a glass jar
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Roasted tomato pizza sauce

Delicious roasted tomato pizza sauce that is packed full of goodness and tastes delicious too!
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pizza, sauce, tomato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 64kcal
Author Katykicker


  • 8 roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 15 ml of vegetable oil
  • Fresh basil and oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano and 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Generous pinch of salt and pepper


  • Add everything into your Nutribullet, blender or food processor, and then blend for 5-10 seconds.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 64kcal

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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roasted tomato pizza sauce in a glass jar with red tomatoes to the side and a patterned lid
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