Tomato Pizza Sauce

Classic Pizza Sauce is not cooked, but we liked this cooked version much better to mellow the flavors:


  • 3 cups fresh tomatoes, seeded & diced
  • 5 cloves of garlic, roasted or chopped fine
  • ½ small onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 10oz canned tomato paste
  • 4 tsp. sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. dried oregano & 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp mild pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Drain as much liquid from tomatoes as possible using a sieve or colander.
  2. In saucepan, mix all ingredients & simmer to thicken, about 20 min.
  3. Cool & use immediately or keep in frig for up to 2 weeks. 4. Spread on your favorite pizza dough or just a couple tablespoons on a tortilla, add cheese, and bake in high heat oven for about 5 min.

Serves: Makes about 2 cups

Credit: Cam Van Sant