Pizza Sauce  vs. Marinara:  What are the Differences?

Both pizza sauce and marinara have tomato as a core ingredient. But their consistency, flavor, and use in recipes vary significantly. Explore 4 differences in the slides ahead!

Consistency Pizza sauce is smoother and thicker, perfect for spreading on dough, while marinara is chunkier and thinner, ideal for dipping or pasta.


Base Pizza sauce often uses tomato paste or puree, whereas marinara utilizes canned or fresh whole tomatoes.


Flavor The concentrated flavor of pizza sauce comes from added salt and spices, whereas marinara has a less concentrated but still flavorful taste.


Onions Pizza sauce skips fresh onions and usually includes onion powder, while marinara typically includes fresh diced onions.


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