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.

How to Make It

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.

Ratings & Reviews

mrsjroe's Review

June 03, 2013

mighttiemouse's Review

July 03, 2011
So I am not even done cooking this sauce, and I have to rate it 5 stars because I can not stop sampling it. I found the recommended tomatoes at a piggly wiggly, which was weird because they did not have them at a publix? I am following the recipe, and I love the result that is currently on my stove top. Tomorrow I plan to make the pizza marghrita, but for today I will be using the sauce to make bagel pizzas. Wish me luck :)

cstheday52's Review

January 05, 2011
Great recipe!! My wife and I enjoyed it!! I made a few changes . . . I used a can of crushed tomatoes w/basil. I also included some of the changes other reviewers suggested. I added 1/2tsp. sugar, and upped the oregano to 3/4tsp. I also added a 1/2 onion, minced. I used it on store-bought whole wheat pizza dough. Enjoy!

smd1212's Review

October 27, 2010
Great sauce, love it w/Pepperoni Deep Dish and the Cheese Pizza in CL Sept. 2006. Made a few changes after first time - sauteed 1/4 cup chopped onion in olive oil, then add the garlic. I also add about 1/2 tsp. sugar and a dash of white wine when I add the tomatoes, and increase the oregano to 3/4 tsp. Also, per the CL Basic Sauce recipe in Sept. 2006, I addd a splash of balsamic vinegar at the end.

tgrmom1's Review

August 15, 2010
I make this sauce to go with the Whole Wheat Pizza Dough recipe. Our family loves it! I cut the oil in half and it's less watery this way.

litgourmet's Review

May 27, 2010
The sauce needs either less liquid added or more than 30 minutes to simmer.

Whygal's Review

May 07, 2010
I made this with the Pizza Margherita last night and it was delicious!! I only rated it 3 stars as I thought the sauce was on the watery side--next time I will not add all of the reserved juice to the tomatoes. The garlic flavor was wonderful!!

livinthedream4's Review

May 02, 2010
I registered JUST to review this recipe. It's DIVINE! So simple and so tasty! I'm replacing my old recipe with this one. I did read it wrong and used only half the tomatoes called for but it was a tasty mistake, my pizza was fabulous!