Thursday, July 16

Homemade Pizza Sauce

I find it funny that some make pizza at home but buy all pre-made ingredients to prepare the pizza. For example, pre-made dough in the deli or the bread in a tube or pre-made pizza sauce. I always thought the purpose of making pizza at home is because it is less expensive (and I also think it is better), but by the time you buy all the pre-made ingredients, you might as well get take and bake, because the savings just isn't there!

I have been making my own pizza at home for a couple months now and my family loves it! I don't think this recipe for pizza sauce is by any means ground breaking, but it is good and I thought I would share it. :) It's easy and inexpensive and it tastes pretty darn good.

Pizza Sauce

All you need is:

Italian seasoning (I have also used basil and oregano and it is just as yummy), one can tomato paste, one eight ounce can of tomato sauce, and fresh garlic. That's it!
I use approximately one tablespoon of the seasoning and about two cloves or two teaspoons of minced, fresh garlic. Stir it all together and it's done! If I plan ahead, I like to let it sit for about 24 hours to let the flavors meld. Melding is very important. My mom taught me that. :) I can usually get about three pizzas with a generous amount of sauce.

You can also add salt if you wish, but I find with all the other toppings, the pizza has enough salt, so the sauce doesn't need it. Enjoy!
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Tracey said...

Sounds simple and delicious!!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Sounds yummy! I'll have to jot it down and give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

SentimentsbyDenise said...

I, too, make my own pizza sauce - it's so much better than store bought! I love making a large batch and freezing it in smaller portions. I also make several pizza doughs and pop those in the freezer, too! When we're hungry for homemade pizza, it's a snap to prepare!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary said...

This is one of those money saving recipes that everyone should know about. Thanks for sharing it with us.


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