How to Make Pizza Sauce

Tips & Techniques for Making Pizza Sauce

Learn How to Make Pizza Sauce and pizza like a pro. Whether it's smooth or chunky, Chef Tom helps you go beyond the store brand to create a sauce that is flavored to your taste. As a bonus Chef Tom also covers some helpful tips on knife work, demonstrating the chiffonade technique in order to get the most flavor out of your herbs.


  • 1 (28 oz) can Ciao San Marzano Whole Tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed, peeled
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano leaves, minced
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Jacobsen Kosher Sea Salt
  • 2 tbsp Saica Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Chunky Sauce:

Pour tomatoes into a medium sized mixing bowl. Crush tomatoes by hand. Mince the garlic and add to the tomatoes. Add the minced herbs, sugar and Jacobsen Kosher Sea Salt.

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Smooth Sauce:

Combine all ingredients (except Saica Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil) in the pitcher of the Vitamix Blender. Blend until smooth

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Cooking both styles:

Heat a Lodge 6 qt Enameled Dutch Oven over medium heat. Add the Saica Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then add the tomato sauce. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low and let gently simmer to your desired consistency, about 20 minutes.


Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

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