Homemade Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce

I suppose there’s nothing wrong with store bought pizza sauce, although the color of homemade is so much more vibrant, but really why buy it when you can make it at home much cheaper and a whole lot fresher? Plus, even though it’s been a long time since I’ve used store bought, it always seemed like there was so much left over. Yes, I know you can freeze it and use it at a later date, but it always ends up being something that’s a) not labeled and by the time you need the sauce it resembles something like a U.F.O (Unidentified Food Object) or b) pushed back into the deepest, darkest, most frostbitten part of the freezer and otherwise completely forgotten about.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 4oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt

Preparation:

In a small sauce pan, heat oil to medium heat. In the meantime, quarter the onion and place it and the garlic in the Ninja and pulse until chopped. Transfer to heated oil and sauté until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, seasonings and salt, stir together and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook for another 10 minutes.

NOTE: I’ve used canned tomatoes before, but the family says it makes the sauce too watery. The combination of the sauce and paste seem just about right.

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