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"Proper pizza sauce is so easy because you don't cook it," Rach says. "This will make enough for four pies or two giant calzones. To use for calzone dipping, heat sauce in a small pot and simmer at a low bubble for 15 minutes."

Rach loves her homemade pies! Check out her recipe for easy Same-Day Pizza Dough or try a little something special with her Naples-Style 3-Day Pizza Dough. And for toppings ideas made for every kind of pizza lover, here's Rach's Pizza Party Menu. For the ultimate twist on it all using the same ingredients, try Rach's Sausage Calzone. As for John, he crafted this Basilica Cocktail to be enjoyed on pizza night!


  • One 15-ounce can fire-roasted or Italian diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • About 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 5 to 6 leaves torn basil


Serves: Makes enough for 4 pizzas or 2 cups dipping sauce


Combine all ingredients in food processor and process to smooth.