By Brian Fain
The best pizza sauce recipe is going to feature whole, natural ingredients that you cook in your own kitchen. By selecting organic ingredients and incorporating them into your sauce at home, you insure that you’ve made a tasty product that’s healthy. And by making it from scratchy, you’ve proven yourself as an awesome cook! Today, we’re going to earn you some bragging rights–that sauce? It’s not coming out of a can. We took tomatoes and made rich, spreadable, pizza sauce gold. Are you excited? Because I’m excited.
Here’s what you’re going to need:
About 12 plum tomatoes, seeded, skinned, and pureed in a food processor
1 white onion, chopped fine
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons garlic
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tbsp salt
1/2 tablespoon red pepper
2 tablespoons minced garlic
Heat your oil in an 8 quart pan. Add your onions–we want to sweat them until they are transparent. This should take about six minutes. Then, add your garlic. By now, your kitchen should be filling with a delectable aroma–excellent!
At this point, we want to add the tomato puree we made, along with the sugar, salt, and red pepper. Bring the whole mixture to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, as the sauce thickens. The sauce should be pretty smooth when we finished, provided we did okay during the food-processing.
Voila! You’ve made all-natural, excellent pizza sauce from all whole ingredients. This pizza sauce recipe can be canned or frozen, so if you have left overs after you prepare your pizza, go ahead and save some for next time.