Nick Stellino's No-Cook Pizza Sauce

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

It doesn't get any easier than this. This is Nick's basic pizza sauce and the base for Pizza Margherita. Use the best quality tomato sauce and paste available. Normally I like to make this kind of thing starting with fresh tomatoes, but of course, it has to be summer and you have to get your hands on the tomatoes. I promise, you can't get this flavor from hot house tomatoes. Freeze what you don't need or use it to start spaghetti sauce.


  1. Place all ingredients in food processor and pulse 10 times.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is really good and so easy to make. I used an 8 oz. can of sauce and a 6 oz can of paste. I also used garlic powder instead of salt, and cut the sugar in half. Made the perfect amount for 2 homemade pizzas.

5 5

What an awesome recipe! Thank you so much for sharing! My DH and kids (2 & 4) all loved it. I read all the reviews and added the 1T olive oil, dash of pepper, dash of red pepper, and some shredded parmesan cheese. I also used garlic powder and a dash of salt, but I think next time I'll leave the salt out. I also used 6oz of tomato paste, as we like our sauces a bit thicker (and it was the size of the can lol). It's a big hit here!

5 5

Since the day I watched Nick Stellino prepare this pizza sauce on a PBS cooking program, I've happily been using his recipe. This sauce, which I use to make a lot of homemade pizza and calzones, has become a staple in my kitchen. I can't even remember the last time I bought canned pizza sauce!