Basic Pizza Sauce


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Basic Pizza Sauce

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Ingredients (5)

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


A good pizza doesn’t need fancy ingredients so long as the sauce is full of flavor. Our thick sauce has straightforward tomato flavor and is a snap to prepare.

Game plan: This sauce can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 1 month.


  1. 1Heat 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. 2Bring 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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