It’s pizza night! Here’s a simple homemade vegan pizza sauce recipe. With just 4 ingredients you most likely have lying around and 15 minutes to simmer and thicken, you’ll have a unique, smoky spin on the classic pizza sauce. OMG yes, give us all the pizza.
We can already smell the garlic sauteeing. T-minus 15 minutes to a sauce that says ‘I’m in the well-to-do club.’
How to make homemade vegan pizza sauce
This vegan red sauce is our go-to pizza night sauce. It’s easy to make and we usually have canned tomatoes in a cupboard somewhere. If using canned tomatoes, any fire-roasted variety will work really well here. You can totally use fresh tomatoes in this recipe if you have them, but you’ll have to wash and dice them first.
This sauce can either be thick and chunky or thin and spreadable. An immersion blender (or your regular blender) can bring this sauce to a really thin, silky consistency. You wanna be rustic? You wanna be polished? You’re steering this ship- you decide.
How to use vegan red sauce
This vegan red sauce recipe is versatile. Use on pizza, as a pasta sauce, mixed into scrambles, and as a sauce for grain bowls. Reinvent leftover sauce as a base for salsa, a seasoning for taco filling or chili, or as a base for puttanesca sauce.
This sauce brings the fire. You bring the cheese (vegan or regular) and stand back while this matrimony amazes you.
Our favorite use for this is on our vegan cheese pizza. I mean hello.
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Chipotle Marinara Sauce
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2.25 cups 1x
- Category: vegan sauces
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: vegan, italian
Here’s an easy recipe for homemade vegan pizza sauce. Everyone needs a trusty red sauce recipe for when pizza cravings strike, ahem- now, so run, don’t walk to make this firey spin of your classic red sauce!
- 2 cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes (or regular if that’s what you have! See notes for using fresh tomatoes)
- 2 teaspoons chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, miced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons ginger powder (if you have it)
- Heat the olive oil on low and gently sautee the miced garlic until golden and fragrant.
- Add the diced fire-roasted tomatoes, juice and all. Add the chipotle sauces and ginger powder.
- Increase the heat to medium and simmer for 10-15 minutes until your desired thickness is acheived.
- You can puree this in a blender, or use an immersion blender to achieve a thinner consistency. Leave the sauce as is if a thicker / chunkier sauce suites your needs!
** This sauce will keep for up to a week in the fridge. You can also freeze it to use at a later date. ** If using fresh tomatoes, dice 3 lbs. fresh tomatoes and pick up with step 2. You may need to simmer the sauce for 45-60 minutes if using fresh tomatoes. The juice has more flavor than the flesh of the tomato! Use both parts to make this sauce.
Keywords: Sauces, tomato
Made this to go with the vegan cheese pizza.
I totally get this is a pizza sauce but I used it for a vegan lasagna.
I’m on board with this idea. I hope it was great!
This was a really good sauce– love the smoky and spicy flavors with the added peppers.
Thanks Elise! Glad it worked out for you.