Make all your pizza dreams come true with this sweet spicy pizza sauce. It's a rich tomato base that's naturally smoky and sweet with the perfect amount of heat. Using only four ingredients, it's easy to make, versatile, and freezes well, too!

This is the sweet and spicy sauce we use on our southwest pizza. If you love pizza as much as we do, also try our green goddess pizza or easy caprese pizza.

a spoon spreading Sweet Spicy Pizza Sauce on a pizza crust

Homemade pizza sauce makes pizza taste so much better. There are no unwanted additives in this pizza sauce, either. Just four ingredients: fire-roasted tomatoes, honey, sriracha, and balsamic vinegar.

Spread this versatile sauce on our pizza dough recipe and layer on your favorite Tex-Mex toppings. Save yourself some time by making a double batch and freezing it for later. You won't regret it!

How to make sweet and spicy pizza sauce

It's simple to make pizza sauce at home by following a few easy steps:

  1. Place all the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the sauce into a small pot and simmer until it has thickened.
  3. Use it right away or store it in your fridge for up to 5 days. It also freezes very well!

Full recipe instructions are in the recipe card below.

Sweet Spicy Pizza Sauce in a pot

Ingredients

This sweet and spicy pizza sauce uses only four ingredients. Here's what you'll need to make it:

  • Fire-roasted tomatoes
  • Honey
  • Sriracha
  • Balsamic vinegar

FAQS

Can I use regular tomatoes instead of fire-roasted?

You can, but the fire-roasted tomatoes add a touch of sweetness to the sauce. If you can't find fire-roasted tomatoes, substitute diced tomatoes then taste and adjust the seasonings accordingly.

How long does this pizza sauce last?

You can make this sauce and store it in a sealed jar in your fridge for up to 5 days.

Can I freeze this sauce?

Yes! This sweet and spicy pizza sauce freezes very well for at least 3 months. We love to use these reusable Stasher bags for storing sauces.

Sweet Spicy Pizza Sauce on pizza dough

Ideas for using this sweet and spicy pizza sauce

This is the sauce we use on our southwest pizza with our homemade pizza dough. It also tastes great on this spicy chorizo pizza with caramelized onions, or make your own pizza using a combination of your favorite ingredients or what you have on hand.

You could also use it as a sweet and spicy tomato-based dip for our fried chicken bites or easy chicken bites!

a jar of Sweet Spicy Pizza Sauce

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a jar of Sweet Spicy Pizza Sauce

Sweet and Spicy Pizza Sauce

Make all your pizza dreams come true with this sweet spicy pizza sauce. It's a rich tomato base that's naturally smoky and sweet with the perfect amount of heat. Using only four ingredients, it's easy to make, versatile, and freezes well, too!

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Ingredients

  • 14 ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes, see notes
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Instructions 

  • Place the ingredients into your blender and blend on high until smooth.
    14 ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes, ¼ cup honey, 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon sriracha
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  • Pour the sauce into a small pot over medium-high heat. When the sauce starts to boil, reduce the heat so the sauce simmers, and place the lid halfway on to prevent splatters. Simmer the sauce for 10-15 minutes, stirring every few minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
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  • Use the pizza sauce right away or store it in your fridge for up to 5 days. It also freezes very well!
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Notes

If fire-roasted tomatoes are not available, you can substitute regular diced tomatoes. 
Serving: 1 = ¼ cup, Calories: 89kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 240mg, Potassium: 17mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 402IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 1mg
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