Quick and Easy Thick Vegan Pizza Sauce

by on December 8, 2011

Vegan pizza is probably something you’ll have to make at home, depending where you live because not a lot of places offer vegan cheese, or are familiar with cheese-less pizzas if you go that way.

I really don’t like store bought pizza or pasta sauces, they’re full of junk and usually bland.  So I make my own.  I wanted to come up with a really fast recipe for thick pizza sauce that you don’t have to spend forever cooking on the stove and adding raw ingredients too. Once mixed this is ready to go on the pizza.

I also like thick sauces, because low fat healthy pizza crusts can be a little dry and you really want to have that moisture from the pizza sauce on there. Here’s one that’s oil free, fat free and vegan!

Quick and Easy Thick (Vegan) Pizza Sauce


1 can of tomato paste
6 tbsp of water with 1/2 tsp Better Than Bouillon Vegetable base OR 6 tbsp water mixed with 1/2 cube bouillon
1 tbsp liquid sweetener (honey, agave, brown rice syrup)
3/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp freeze dried garlic or garlic powder
2 twists of ground black pepper
dash of smoked paprika
dash of salt *if desired
sprinkle of chilli flakes *if desired


1. Open the can of tomato paste and scoop into a bowl. Add all of the ingredients to the bowl and stir to combine. Taste test, adding additional seasonings if desired.

2. Spread over pizza crust leaving a small gap for the crust of the pizza.

This recipe should cover up to an extra large pizza with sauce, or several personal pan pizzas.

I had extra left over even after liberally topping my large pizza crust. I also topped it with my special recipe of sautéed baby portobello mushrooms and onions, frozen pineapple, kalamata olives and fresh garlic. As you can see I really like pineapple! Mine is the side on the left lol.

If desired you can also sprinkle some Daiya mozzarella cheese on it, but for a truly fat free recipe you can skip it.

Let me know what you think! What do you put on your vegan pizza?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Roselyn (Rozz) March 26, 2013 at 7:57 AM

Hi! Shelley!,

U can use pocketless whole wheat pita bread as a subsitute for Pizza dough


2 Shelley October 18, 2012 at 7:45 AM

We are newly vegan. What brand pizza crust do you like and where do you buy it?


3 Low Fat Vegan Chef Veronica October 18, 2012 at 11:26 AM

As I’m in Canada, I don’t know all the brands available where you live. I just read the packages and check for ones that are vegan, low in fat and low in salt. Sometimes I make my own. If you have a bread maker it can be handy to make your own dough. I have heard you can also make dough in a Vita-Mix but I haven’t tried that yet.


4 Sari April 8, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Hi Veronica, I just tried this recipe today but found it to be too sour to my taste. Is it because the canned tomato paste? Is it possible to make our own tomato paste instead? If I add more water to dilute the sourness, what else can I use this recipe for (maybe spaghetti sauce?)?


5 Low Fat Vegan Chef Veronica April 8, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Canned tomatoes are tart, tomato paste is condensed tomatoes so it’s even more tart.

Did you not add 1 tbsp of liquid sweetener to it? It needs sweetness to balance out the tart flavour of the tomatoes. Nowadays tomatoes aren’t really left to ripen and get sweet enough and they can be rather acidic and tart tasting. I know when I’ve had fresh ripe tomatoes from the vine in Italy, or when I grow my own they are amazing, but when you use canned tomatoes or store bought tomatoes they can be a little watery and sour and not as flavourful.

Make sure you add some sweetener to it and taste test it before you put it on your pizza.


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