When making a pizza, which sauce will probably be the first decision you’ll make. It’s up to you whether it’s the overarching flavor, or a more well-balanced accent.
In Naples, which is where the best pizza comes from according to most food critics, a simple sauce is made from crushed San Marzano tomatoes, which are spread over the crust. You can buy canned ones at good grocery stores. Although they are expensive, the flavor is quite distinctive. If you buy whole tomatoes, drain and chop them first. Otherwise your crust will get soggy.
You can use your favorite marinara or ready-made pizza sauce from a can or jar to make a traditional pizza. The salty-sweet flavor of tomato is perfect with cured meats, artichokes, olives, and other bold flavors.
Italian cheeses are a perfect match too.