Tomato Basil Pizza Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins

This is a simple pizza sauce. If you grow fresh plum tomatoes use about 2 cups of them chopped in place of the canned tomatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over a medium heat until hot.
  2. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  3. Stir in tomatoes, salt and pepper and cook for 8-10 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring and mashing tomatoes with potato masher until crushed.
  4. Stir in basil.
  5. Place in small bowl; cool to room temperature This sauce may be made up to 3 days ahead and refrigerated or up to 2 months ahead and frozen.
Most Helpful

I made this exactly according to the recipe, with garden fresh Roma tomatoes and dried basil, except I also added a 1/4 tsp of sugar. The sauce turned out to be really good and tasted a lot like it was made with fresh basil. Perfecto! Thanks for the recipe!

tomb June 15, 2015

Added a little sugar (1/4 tablespoon) because I don't like my sauce to be overly acidic and a bit of sage (cause I like sage ^.~). Started with freeze dried garlic bits because that was what I had on hand. Very yummy and super easy! I'll make it again. :)

Sharalynj May 26, 2013