Pizza Sauce

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Like just about everyone else, we love pizza. Unlike a lot of people, we almost always scratch it up. Partly that’s because we make bread weekly and we use dough from that to make our pizza crusts, and partly because it beats pizza rut and dumb-I-know (to order from here) all hollow.

Unfortunately, we haven’t yet found a single great pizza sauce, this one included. This one has the advantage of being quick and easy, and it tastes pretty good, but it is lacking a bit. Try it out and see what you think. We modified this recipe from The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila.

And if you have a better recipe, feel free to let us know.

Makes about 2 cups

Pizza Sauce

Pizza Sauce

Ingredients

  • 14 ounce can tomatoes
  • 5 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Salt to taste

Abbreviated Instructions

Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.

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Ingredients:

  • 14 ounce can tomatoes
  • 5 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Salt to taste

Ingredient discussion:

We always buy the no-salt-added version of tomatoes. We like the control of adding our own salt, not letting some corporation decide how much salt our recipe needs (they aren’t eating it, so why should they help make it?).

Procedure:

Pizza sauce
Just whir everything together into a thick sauce. Adjust seasonings if desired.

Combine ingredients. Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.

Pizza sauce
Finished pizza sauce ready for pizza or the fridge.

Store or use. Store in a closed container in the fridge.

While this is so easy a child could make it, it is just an okay pizza sauce, so three stars.

Worth the trouble?

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