New York Style Pizza Sauce

  • Yield : Enough sauce for one large pizza or two small,
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 1m
  • Ready In : 2m


  • 1 28 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, or diced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 talespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, grated or chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 sprigs of basil with leaves attached
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (or more if you like sweeter sauce)


Step 1

Process tomatoes in a food processor or blender, pulsing so that foam does not form, until pureed. Puree should not be completely smooth. Set aside.

Step 2

Combine butter and oil in a medium saucepan and heat over medium-low heat until butter is melted. Add garlic, oregano, pepper flakes, and large pinch of salt and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant but not browned, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, basil, onion halves, and sugar.

Step 3

Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to lowest setting (it should barely bubble on the surface), and cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced by about half, about an hour.

Step 4

DIscard onions and basil. Season to taste with salt.

Step 5

Allow to cool and store in covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

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