Quick Tomato Pizza Sauce

What You'll Need

  • medium saucepan
  • blender or food processor
  • 1 quart crushed tomatoes, juice and all
  • 1 onion, chopped roughly
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 tsp each minced fresh oregano, sage, and rosemary
  • 1 tsp salt

By the time grilling season is in full swing, the pantry goods preserved from last year may be gettin' on in months. Long in the tooth. Et cetera. Use those canned goods up within a year for optimum flavor and nutrition! This is a great way to use up crushed tomatoes from last year. Use a can of stewed or crushed tomatoes from the store, if you’re short on home canned goods.

We use this pizza sauce recipe for our Grilled Pizza.


1) Cook the onions and garlic

Add the onions and garlic to a medium saucepan and sautè in butter until lightly browned.


2) Add remaining ingredients, simmer until thickened

Add the herbs and tomatoes to the onions and garlic and simmer until thickened. Stir occasionally to avoid burning. 

3) Puree the sauce

Carefully pour the sauce into a blender or food processor and puree until you get a smooth consistency. The sauce can be used immediately.

This sauce, while delicious, is not intended for canning purposes; it is not acidic enough to be safely water-bath canned. It makes slightly more than one quart, so there may be leftovers; store in the refrigerator, where it will keep for up to one week. Use it on pasta or as a base for soups.


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