If you’ve been following along with me for a while you’ll know that Friday nights are pizza nights in our house.  Well actually, we’ve made it every Friday fortnight now so we don’t overdose on pizzas.  After refining my easy pizza dough recipe, I’ve now settled on a pizza sauce that I’m really happy with.

Over the years I’ve tried quite a few options from tomato paste straight from the jar, to slices of fresh tomato.  But I have to say that this recipe is not only really simple and uses ingredients always on hand (there are only 3 so that’s not hard), but it really does add to the flavour of the pizza.

Sometimes it amazes me that something so simple can make such a difference in cooking, but in the case of this sauce, it is true.  Simple, delicious and we couldn’t have our pizzas any other way now.  Hope your family enjoys it too.

Pizza Sauce

440g tin of diced Italian (roma) tomatoes

1 tsp dried oregano

Black pepper


Tip the tomatoes into a saucepan or small frying pan and stir through the oregano.  Sprinkle in black pepper to taste and bring the mixture to the boil.  Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the mixture is thickened.  If you prefer a smooth sauce, allow it to cool slightly and then blend or process until smooth.  Spoon over pizza base and add toppings.

The Klutzy Cook Notes

  • Any tinned tomatoes can be used, however the Italian ones give the best flavour for this recipe.
  • Blending the sauce to a smooth consistency is entirely optional.  The picture above shows it unprocessed and chunky.  It is great either way.
  • This sauce is great for a simple Margarita pizza.  Just add a few a bits of basil and some fresh mozzarella and you’re done.

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