Easiest pizza sauce

This “raw” quick and pizza sauce is based on Jan Vardøens pizza sauce, as seen on Godt.no. However, I have altered the amounts of the ingredients to reduce the salt and sugar and increase the garlic :).
Jan Vardøen owns the most amazing Italian pizza restaurant in Oslo called Villa Paradiso. My husband and I used to go to this restaurant at least 2 times a month for years until we moved to the suburbs and had to figure out how to get our pizza fix. Now that I have this quick and easy pizza sauce and my husband has found a foolproof sourdough pizza method we make the most fabulous pizzas at home thanks to our trusty baking steel stone.
Hot tip: We usually freeze the left over sauce and use as base for pasta bolognesa, lasagna or chicken parmigiana or for a second pizza night. Quick and easy!


Easy Pizza Sauce

Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 pizzas


  • 800 gr crushed tomatoes (2 cans premium quality)
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • tsp chili powder or to taste (I use a small dash)


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for a couple of minutes until smooth and even.

  2. Divide into 2 jars and use as needed.

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