Fresh Tomato Pizza Sauce

This easy and super-fresh pizza sauce can be made in minutes. Best made at the peak of tomato season, the sauce consists of ripe plum tomatoes blended with a few aromatics. After a quick strain, it's ready to top your favorite pizza dough.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: about 2 1/2 cups
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2 pounds very ripe plum tomatoes

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 

1 tablespoon tomato paste 

1 teaspoon sugar 

1 teaspoon dried oregano 

1 clove garlic, minced 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 


  1. Halve the tomatoes lengthwise through the stems. Squeeze the tomatoes over a bowl or sink to remove the seeds and watery centers. Chop the remaining tomato flesh roughly and transfer to a food processor. Add the oil, tomato paste, sugar, oregano, garlic, 1 tablespoon salt and some pepper and pulse until mostly pureed with some small chunks. Pour into a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl and let some of the watery liquid drain, shaking gently for about 30 seconds to help it out. Pour the tomato sauce into another bowl or jar and use immediately or refrigerate up to 1 day.