Neapolitan Pizza

How to make neapolitan pizza sauce ?

How to make Neapolitan pizza sauce ?

Neapolitan pizza sauce is all about quality ingredients. And you only need a few simple ingredients to make a great sauce: sweet tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, quality sea salt, and a good extra virgin olive oil.

Neapolitan pizza is traditionally baked in a hot, wood-fired oven. The pizza sauce is therefore not boiled before it’s added to the pizza. So all you need to do to make the authentic Neapolitan sauce is to combine the ingredients, and spread the sauce on your pizza.


  • One 400g (14oz) can of whole, skinless tomatoes (preferably San Marzano tomatoes)
  • 4g (a little less than 1 teaspoon) of sea salt
  • 3-4 leaves of fresh basil
  • 15g (1 tablespoon) of extra virgin olive oil


Add the tomatoes to a mixing bowl, add salt, rip the basil leaves with your hand and add them to the tomatoes. Then, finish off with olive oil. Combine all the ingredients, and there you have authentic Neapolitan pizza sauce!

The sauce will last around one week in the fridge.

Even though this is pizza sauce meant for Neapolitan pizza, baked in a wood-fired oven, it also works great for home oven pizza. But if you’re baking pizza in a convection oven, I highly recommend getting a pizza steel. This allows you to bake your pizza at a really high temperature, almost like in a wood-fired oven! 

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