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Super Easy Pizza Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
This delicious, 4-ingredient, super easy pizza sauce is better than anything you can buy and takes less than 20 minutes to make!
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Easy Pizza Sauce
Servings: 16 1 tablespoon servings
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 14.5-ounce cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup finely shredded fresh basil optional
  1. Heat olive oil in a medium-large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and Italian seasoning and cook, stirring constantly for 20-30 seconds until fragrant.

  2. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce to a nice steady simmer and cook for 15 minutes until sauce is thick and chunky.
  3.  If you like a less chunky sauce, use a heat-resistant rubber spatula to press the softened chunks of tomato against the side of the pot during the last 5 minutes of cooking time. 

  4. If you like a smooth pizza sauce, use an immersion blender or pulse with a regular blender a few times after sauce is finished cooking.

  5. Stir in shredded basil (if using). The sauce is now ready to use. If storing, allow to cool and then store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above for more detailed instructions and tips.