Easy Pizza Sauce

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Photo: Bryan Gardner
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 cups

The food processor makes quick work of chopping the garlic and pureeing the canned tomatoes in this simple sauce. Keeping a stash in the fridge or freezer is like having money in the bank. Use it in our Grandma-Style Pizza or Vegetable Lovers' Deep-Dish Pizza.


  • 1 clove garlic, peeled

  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes in juice

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • Kosher salt


  1. Pulse garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Add tomatoes and juices, oil, and 3/4 teaspoon salt; process to a smooth puree. Transfer to a large saucepan or straight-sided skillet. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced slightly, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely before using or storing. Sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 5 days, or frozen up to 3 months.

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