Easy Pizza Sauce

We love visiting our friends Pete and Marty in Three Arch Bay, Laguna Beach. They are great people, fun to be around, and always up for a party! During our last visit, me and their personal chef Brian Zagorsky whipped up some delicious Coal Fired Pizzas.  Simplicity is always best, and this easy pizza sauce recipe uses just one jar of homegrown tomatoes or 28 ounces of Italian San Marzano tomatoes with a sprinkling of salt and 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!


Easy Pizza Sauce

Easy Pizza Sauce


  • 28 ounces of homegrown tomatoes or Italian San Marzano tomatoes
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil


  1. In a mixing bowl, crush the tomatoes by hand with a sprinkling of kosher salt and a drizzle of the olive oil. Place as the base for your pizza sauce and follow with your favorite toppings!

Recipe and video by Jason Hill / CookingSessions.com



Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I went to culinary school in 1998, and worked as a chef for many years here in Southern California. Some of the great people I worked with included Homaro Cantu (Restaurant Charlie Trotter, Chicago’s Moto); James Boyce (Le Cirque, The Phoenician, Loews Coronado, Studio, Cotton Row),  and famed French chef Michel Richard (Citrus, Citronelle, Bistro M, Central). After quitting the restaurant business to start a family, I began writing a cooking column for several newspapers (Associated Press, Freedom News Service and Knight-Ridder Tribune), and launched my YouTube channel, “Chef Tips,” in 1997. I love sharing my knowledge of cooking with others, and I hope you enjoy my recipes!