Tomato Sauce for Chicago Style Pizza

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

From the awesome book "Pizza" by Diane Morgan. This recipe is so yummy on deep-dish pizza (and probably on regular pizza too!)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the tomatoes, including the juice from the cans, into a large stockpot.
  2. Crush the tomatoes using the back of a large spoon, or just squish them with your hand.
  3. Stir in the oregano and salt. Simmer the tomatoes, uncovered, over medium-low heat until the sauce is thick and all the liquid has evaporated, about 50 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and let cool. Stir in the garlic and basil.
  5. Add the red pepper flakes, if desired.
  6. Use immediately, or refrigerate in a tightly covered container for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 2 months.
  7. Bring to room temperature before using.


Most Helpful

Sorry, but this was too acidic for us. I LOVE the red pepper flakes, exactly the right ingredient for pizza sauce! My BF wouldn't eat this though, due to its "I'm a big baby and can't eat anything that tastes like it might exacerbate my ulcer" taste. Guess I gotta go with something sweeter or cut it with red peppers. sigh. I wanted to use this for Pizza Roll-Ups #50772 but I ended up adding it to my lasagne meat sauce. (He'll never know!)

lynmoz November 18, 2007

Very good, I used tomatoe puree as my family does not like chunky sauce. I also sauteed a little onion in some olive oil before adding the tomatoes. Followed the rest of the recipe but added just a little sugar at the end to cut the acidity. This was a very good thick sauce that has a lot of flavor from just a few ingrediants. Thank you for the recipe.

Take a Letter Maria June 25, 2007

This has the WOW factor for's got simple flavors which make me want to have a very large Chicago pizza! EASY!!! Made for ZWT3...a Toast to the Captains!

A Good Thing June 24, 2007

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