Quick pizza sauce

Quick pizza sauce



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 x tins (400g) diced tomatoes


Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat and add garlic.

Cook for 1-2 minutes to release the fragrance and then add the oregano and tomatoes.

Bring to the boil and then mash with a potato masher for a chunky sauce or puree using a stick mixer for a smooth sauce.

Reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and then add salt and pepper as required.

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  • There is so much you could add to this basic sauce but it will be tasty as is when you are in a hurry.
  • I have also used sautéed onions, basil, Italian seasoning and dried chilli in this recipe.
  • Kids will really love this sauce if you add a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar. It takes on a great smoky barbecue flavour when you do this.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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