Raw Tomato Sauce for Pizzas

1/16/2013 Russ Faulk, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

Servings: Yields 28 ounces sauce, enough for 14 10-inch pizzas
Course: Entrees

Raw Tomato Sauce for Pizzas

One key to a good Margherita pizza is the bright, fresh flavor of an uncooked, simple tomato sauce. The sauce starts thin, but quickly thickens in the intense heat of the pizza oven. You can certainly make more complex pizza sauces, but this once is outstanding in its simplicity.


Combine the canned tomatoes with their juices in a blender along with the salt. Blend until the tomatoes are broken down but not completely smooth. The preferred texture is similar to that of apple sauce, but not quite so thick. For a more refined texture, you can use a food mill instead of a blender.


  • 1 28 ounce can of whole, peeled tomatoes, preferably San Marzano tomatoes, and preferably without basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

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