Great Simple Pizza Sauce

This is a simple pizza sauce from Smitten Kitchen that I use on my pizzas. It’s simple and tastes great.


  • 1 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
  • Small amount of sugar or agave nectar, if desired, to balance the acidity


  1. Place tomatoes in a colander set over a bowl and give the tomatoes a little squeeze so they release any trapped juices. Let them drain for 30 minutes, if you can spare it.
  2. Put the tomatoes into a blender jar or bowl (if using an immersion blender).
  3. Add salt, garlic, red pepper flakes and sugar or agave (if the tomatoes taste overly acidic to you), to the tomatoes
  4. Blend in a blender or with an immersion blender until they reach your desired sauce texture. I blend it until it’s really smooth.
  5. A double recipe makes sauce for about four 10-inch pizzas. If you have extra you can save the remainder in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for longer.