Basic Pizza Sauce

Basic Pizza Sauce

Prepare this while you're kneading the pizza dough. This simple tomato sauce also goes great with pasta.


Canned tomatoes
1 can (400 g)
1 clove
Olive oil
3 tablespoons
a pinch
a pinch
Dried basil or oregano (optional)
1 tablespoon


1. Put some olive oil in a frying pan and add in the garlic, that you've crushed with the backside of a kitchen knife, and heat.
2. Once the garlic starts to brown, add in the tomato by crushing it with your hands. Add the salt and sugar in and reduce the sauce until it's about half its original volume.
3. For a pizza dough, see Recipe ID: 976297

Story Behind this Recipe

Weekends are for pizza! I like big pizzas. I wanted to make a simple sauce that brings out the flavor of the pizza toppings.