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Recipe and Kristine Rosenblatt

Homemade pizza sauce – simple, easy and packed with veggies!

We may be obsessed with this easy Hidden Veggie Pizza Sauce we found on Pinterest from Kristine Rosenblatt at

We love that it’s packed with over 1 1/2 cups of sneaky vegetables! And that it can be used as a pizza sauce to top your favorite pizza or as a dip for grilled cheese sandwiches or pizza bites. It’s easy and freezes well too!

We know PIZZA is a kid favorite, and we also know it’s one of the easiest recipes to tweak to make healthier and more nutritious. This is one of the quickest ways to pack in extra veggies for the fam…even the picky ones. Partly because you can hide so many veggies inside and partly because its fun and kids seems to enjoy putting all the veggie toppings on… Plus, making pizza at home allows you to choose the crust too – so you can go with a whole grain crust or even gluten free.

Hidden Veggie Pizza Sauce
by Kristine Rosenblatt

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Servings: 2 cups


2 teaspoons olive oil

1 ½ cups chopped vegetables:

(chopped small, such as zucchini, carrot, bell pepper, onion, spinach, etc.)*

2 cloves garlic (minced)
15 ounce can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon salt


Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Add the chopped vegetables and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until softened.

Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.

Add the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, dried basil and salt. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to a low simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Let cool slightly and then transfer to a blender to puree until smooth. (Or use an immersion blender to puree in the pot.)

Use sauce on homemade pizzas or as a dip for grilled cheese sandwiches, pizza bites, etc.

Insert Reel of making pizza with the grandkids