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Basic Pizza Sauce

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 1/3 cup)
San Marzano tomatoes are traditionally used in Neapolitan pizza sauce. We like their balanced sweet-acidic quality.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Nutrition Information

  • calories 66
  • fat 4.7 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 3.3 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 1.2 g
  • carbohydrate 6.2 g
  • fiber 1.4 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 175 mg
  • calcium 48 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove tomatoes from can using a slotted spoon, reserving juices. Crush tomatoes. Stir tomatoes, juices, salt, and oregano into garlic mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.