Quick & Easy Pizza Sauce

Margherita Pizza Sauce

Recipe by David EllisCourse: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Makes about


Total time



This is a quick and easy pizza sauce that’s perfect for pizza Margherita.


  • 14 oz canned San Marzano tomatoes, whole and peeled

  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled

  • 1½ tbs extra virgin olive oil

  • Scant ½ tsp fine sea salt


  • Roughly chop tomatoes and transfer to a blender or the bowl of a small food processor fitted with a blade along with any tomato juice. Into the tomatoes, grate about ½ teaspoon of garlic clove with a rasp or Microplane. Add the olive oil and salt process until smooth, about 7-10 seconds.
  • Transfer tomato mixture to a small sauce pan bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower the heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes, just long enough to cook off the raw garlic flavor. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 1 week


  • If you do not have a rasp or Microplanes, a garlic press will work too.

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