Ten Second Pizza Sauce

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I'm Erin Allmann. I love family, friends and food. A lot. I live in a teeny, tiny apartment in a place called Paradise with a wonderful boyfriend named Brett who cooks much better than I do. We both happen to be fantastic at eating and whenever we're not doing so, (which isn't all that often), we try to stay occupied outdoors. We're also two of the biggest nerds you can ever find, so excuse the occasional o-chem, bio, Harry Potter, or Star Wars reference.

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We eat a lot of pizza here in our little house. Sometimes we buy it from the place down the street that makes pizzas so big they put Costco’s to shame. But most of the time we make it. Why? because in the time it takes to heat up your oven you can have ooey gooey cheesy saucy goodness dribbling down your face hot and fresh and made with whatever you want to eat. Or in our case, whatever we happen to have in the fridge at the mo’.

And a lot of times, we don’t have any sauce. I started making pasta sauce instead of buying it, because did you know that’s the easiest thing ever?? And a giant can of tomatoes costs waaay less than a moderately-sized jar of pre-sauced tomatoes. Anyways. I make sauce. But you have to cook it and it takes some time. Not work, just time. And sometimes you don’t want to wait to make sauce for your pizza. And sometimes your impatience will lead you to this: a 10 second pizza sauce that tastes oh-my-gaaahhhhdd so good. Seriously.


So this sauce was borne of impatience. Like most deliciously easy things often are, no? I just threw together what we had that sounded like it belonged in a sauce, blended, and voila! A no-cook sauce that cooks while your pizza does for something wonderfully tomato-y garlicky and just plain yummy. I do suggest you try it on your next pizza. You sure will be glad you did.

10-Second Pizza Sauce


  • 1 large tomato, cut in chunks
  • 1 clove garlic, cut in half
  • 1/4 small onion (we had red on hand but you could use whatever kind you have), cut in chunks
  • some handfuls of basil


  1. Throw everything in your blender and blend, baby, blend. That’s it!

You can leave it chunky or blend till smooth, it’s up to you and how you like your sauce. Turn your oven all the way up to hot-as-it-can-handle with either a pizza stone or upside down cast-iron skillet inside, roll your dough out super thin, slather some sauce on it and scatter on the cheese, switch the oven to broil (yeah, that’s right, broil), throw your pizza onto your stone (or upside down skillet) and in four minutes you’ll be burning your mouth and you won’t be sad about it.

Eat and enjoy!!