Simple and delicious tomato sauce

This is the perfect pizza sauce. Ethan Chlebowski introduced me to this and it’s been my go-to ever since. It’s a far cry from the 24 hour simmered sauce I make a Christmas.

And oh that pizza…

Recipe follows

The Simplest Pizza Sauce

  • 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 onion
  • oregano
  • red pepper
  • Salt to taste


  1. Add the can of tomatoes, butter, garlic, onion, oregano, red pepper, and a small pinch of salt to a saucepan. Stir to combine. Set heat to medium-low and let cook undisturbed for 15 minutes. Stir once and let cook for another 15 minutes.
  2. Blend the sauce (optional). Taste the sauce, add salt if needed.
  3. Store in the fridge for up to a week.