Spicy Grandma Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1 quart

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pizza Czar: Recipes and Know-How from a World-Traveling Pizza Chef

By Anthony Falco

Published 2021

  • About

This is based on the sauce I learned from my grandma. She likes spicy things. Hey, Sicilians living in Texas—we’re down with spice. Think of it like an arrabbiata sauce but nobody’s angry.


  • 1 (794-gram/28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes (preferably Bianco DiNapoli), drained
  • 4


  1. Put the tomatoes in a large bowl. Using your dominant hand, crush each tomato into walnut-sized pieces. Season with the salt and 55 grams (¼ cup) of the olive oil. Mix thoroughly an