Basic Pizza Sauce

In Food by Kate Jonuska Marked as favorite

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Basic is right. This recipe only has five ingredients, but it’s simply delicious. I’ve had nice results with freezing the sauce, too.


3 cups

Prep Time

0 hours, 10 minutes

Cook Time

0 hours, 20 minutes


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes, with juices
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When oil shimmers, add garlic and cook until fragrant but not browned, about 1 minute. Add tomato paste, stir to incorporate, and cook until raw flavor is gone, about 4 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes and oregano and stir to combine.
  2. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool before using to top pizza.


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