Vegan Pizza Sauce

Vegan Pizza Sauce: Where to Buy it and How to Make it

When you think of pizza, you probably think of three core ingredients: crust, sauce, and cheese. Of course, pizzas can include many more toppings, seasonings, dipping sauces, etc. But a pizza isn’t much of a pizza at all without crust, sauce, and cheese (or vegan cheese!). And that’s why it’s so important that before adding extra, tasty toppings to a pizza, those three core ingredients are perfected and delicious. 

Today we’re talking all about the middle-man… sauce! The taste and quality of a sauce can make or break a pizza. Whether you like to load up on the sauce on your pie or are a marinara minimalist, great sauce is crucial for a great pizza.

What’s even better than delicious pizza sauce? Delicious pizza sauce that’s vegan-friendly! A sauce that’s made from healthy, vegan ingredients and is bursting with flavor is just the thing you need to take your pizza game to the next level. Read below to learn all about the best places to buy pre-made, vegan pizza sauces as well as a few recipes for making your own.

Looking for the perfect pizza that’s fully pre-made with tasty, plantbased ingredients including a vegan marinara sauce? Look no further! The Pizza Plant is here to save the day. Our pizzas are Organic, scratch-made, 100% vegan and more delicious than you could ever imagine. We begin both of our signature pizzas with a delectable thin crust, and then top them with Organic marinara sauce and other amazing, vegan toppings. Head to your local grocery store or shop online for The Pizza Plant. Better for both you and the planet, The Pizza Plant is the way to go!

The Best Pre-made Vegan Pizza Sauces

The most popular pizza sauce world-wide is, of course, marinara. And, good news… Most traditionally-made marinara sauces are naturally vegan! Basic marinara sauce includes the core ingredients of tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and onion, which are all plantbased. A few of our pre-made favorites are Rao’s Marinara Sauce, Primal Kitchen’s Unsweetened Pizza Sauce, and Simple Truth’s Organic Pizza Sauce

Another popular sauce to spread atop a pizza is pesto. Traditional pesto sauce usually contains cheese, which makes it not vegan-friendly. However, its other base ingredients include basil, pine nuts, salt, and olive oil– all plantbased ingredients. Despite the fact that many pre-made pesto sauces contain cheese, there are still quite a few options for vegan pestos on the market. One of our personal favorites is the Trader Joe’s Vegan Kale, Cashew, and Basil Pesto. Check out this list of 6 vegan pesto brands that you must try on top of pizza. 


Lastly, another popular pizza sauce is a white sauce, otherwise known as alfredo. Alfredo is usually made using a lot of dairy ingredients (cheese, milk, and cream), which of course, are not vegan-friendly. However, in the plantbased era, there are a few pre-made alfredo sauces on the market that use vegan dairy substitutes and taste amazing. A couple of our favorites are the Primal Kitchen No Dairy Alfredo Sauce and the Victoria Vegan Alfredo Sauce.   

We hope you find your favorite, pre-made, pizza sauce that suits your vegan diet! Be sure to check the label when picking out a sauce to ensure it’s vegan.

How to Make Your Own Vegan Pizza Sauce

Looking to make your pizza from scratch? Here are a few tasty recipes for vegan pizza sauces:

Marinara Sauce

  1. Try this Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce by The Vegan 8. It takes only 5 minutes to make and includes 8 simple, vegan ingredients that will take your vegan pizza to the next level!

  2. Try this Vegan Pizza by The Minimalist Baker, that will guide you through making a vegan pizza from scratch– delicious, vegan, marinara sauce included!

Pesto Sauce

  1. Try this Easy Vegan Pesto by The Minimalist Baker. It’s super quick to make, and tastes just as fresh and tasty as traditional pesto, sans the cheese!

  2. Try this Basil Walnut Pesto by Real Food Dieticians, for a little spin on a classic pesto sauce. It uses walnuts in place of pine nuts, and tastes just as savory and delicious! 

Alfredo Sauce

  1. Try this Spinach and Artichoke Vegan Alfredo Pizza by Thriving on Plants, for a full pizza recipe that includes a from-scratch, vegan alfredo sauce. 

  2. Try The Best Vegan Alfredo Sauce by The Vegan 8. It requires only 8 ingredients, and although it’s depicted as a pasta sauce, it would be amazing on top of pizza as well! 

Make it Easy on Yourself… Go For a Fully Pre-made, Vegan Pizza!

If you’re looking for a simpler and quicker way to enjoy vegan pizza sauce, go for a fully pre-made, plantbased pizza by The Pizza Plant. Our Organic Marinara sauce makes for the perfect vegan meal when combined with our warm thin crust, our vegan mozzarella, and our savory vegan meats. You can try our Organic Marinara sauce on both of our signature pizzas. If you love pepperoni, go for our Everything But the Hog plantbased pizza. If sausage is your thing, try our Salsiccia Italiano plantbased pizza. Head to your local grocery store or shop online to find The Pizza Plant.

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