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Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce
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Roasted Tomato Pizza Sauce

Looking for a rich, flavorful pizza sauce? This roasted tomato pizza sauce comes together in just over 30 minutes and is delicious on its own or covered with toppings.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: pizza sauce, red sauce, tomato sauce
Makes: 1 cup (enough for two 12- to 14-inch pizzas)
Cost: $5


  • Cutting board and knife
  • large rimmed baking sheet
  • Food processor


  • pounds cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or Italian dried herb blend
  • ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Dried chile flakes (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • On a large rimmed baking sheet, combine the tomatoes, garlic, oregano, fine sea salt, a few grinds of black pepper, and the olive oil. Mix well, then spread the tomatoes out in a single layer.
  • Transfer the baking sheet to the oven. Roast the tomatoes for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the tomatoes are tender, shriveled, and caramelized in spots.
  • Let the tomatoes cool slightly, then scrape them into a food processor. Pulse a few times, just until the tomatoes are broken down and the sauce is thick and mostly smooth.
  • Taste the sauce and add more salt and pepper as needed. If you like, stir in a pinch or two of dried chile flakes.
  • Sauce your stretched-out pizza dough, or store it for later. The sauce will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.