Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I've tried several pizza sauce recipes with no luck finding anything my family likes. But then I came across this recipe from New Orleans restaurant critic, Tom Fitzmorris. Although the recipe calls for canned Italian tomatoes, I prefer sliced fresh Italian plum tomatoes. Yum! Canned is fine though if that's all you have on hand.


  1. [Skip this step if you're using fresh tomatoes] Mix and semi-puree all ingredients in a food processor for about 20 seconds. 'It may seem a little too runny, but trust me--it works!'-Tom Fitzmorris.
  2. If you're using fresh tomatoes, just slice and place evenly on top of crust, brush them with the olive oil, and sprinkle the next 6 ingredients over the tomatoes.
  3. Now pile on your favorite toppings and bake. That's it!
Most Helpful

I will never buy that cheating store bought again. This is so easy, why would I. I was heavy handed on all the spiced except the parsley, having none at hand. Was wonderful on my pizza tonight.

Ambervim May 11, 2012

This is a very yummy sauce. I followed the recipe exactly. I would imagine it would be a great quick over pasta sauce, etc. Really yummy in the summer with garden tomatoes...I can see it spread on baguette slices with fresh mozzeralla..etc..Good!

NancyLeeIL March 07, 2006

I really really really like this pizza sauce. I've always used Prego traditional flavor as my pizza sauce because I've never found something so easy and wonderful as this recipe. I didn't use any basil, parsley, or red pepper flakes for personal reasons, and I used 4 nice-sized cloves of garlic to make it extra-tasty. I will use this recipe not only on pizzas but also for recipes calling for marinara sauce I don't have the time/energy to make marinara. Thanks for a fast and yummy sauce.

emily hauer November 22, 2005