Making Pizza from Scratch: Pizza Sauce (Part 2 of 5)

Carol and Margaret were incharged of making the Pizza Sauce in the South Arm Community Kitchen for seniors. This recipe is adapted from Gourmet. It makes about 2 1/2 cups of Pizza Sauce.



  • a 28-oz can crushed tomatoes in puree (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt to taste


  1. In a large non-reactive saucepan, bring the tomatoes puree and oil to a simmer.
  2. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes or until the sauce is reduced to about 2 1/2 cups.
  3. Season the sauce with salt and cool to room temperature.
  4. The sauce can be kept in the refrigerator, covered for 5 days.


Here is a sneak peek of one of the most simple pizza the seniors made. Carol and Margaret made this Hawaiian Pizza.


hawaiianpizza-10-300x200Ingredients:Pizza dough

1/2 cup pizza sauce

1 cup pineapple chunks

1 cup diced Canadian bacon

1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese.

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

hawaiianpizza-11-300x200Spread the pizza dough with pizza sauce, sprinkle with pineapple chunks, Canadian bacon, mozarella cheese and red pepper flakes.
hawaiianpizza-12-300x200Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in a 450F preheated oven or until the edges are brown and crisp and the cheese is light golden brown. Slice and serve.

Carol and Margaret, thank you for making the Pizza Sauce and Hawaiian Pizza.

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