Pizza Hut Sauce Clone

Here’s a simple recipe that mimics the taste of Pizza Hut sauce. Pizza Hut uses Citric acid in their recipe; we’ll substitute that for marjoram. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a vat of citric acid in my kitchen.

1 (8 Ounce) can tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon powdered garlic
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon salt

Water and Tomato Paste goes in a sauce-pan. Add dry ingredients, stir, and heat thoroughly. That’s about the long and short of it.

Couple issues with this sauce. First of all, we’re substituting marjoram for citric acid, which is what Pizza Hut would typically use. One more reason to make your own sauce at home. Citric acid in this case is an industrial food additive, used to help preservation. Yes, you eat citric acid in fruits, but you also get it as an additive in soda, shampoo and bathroom cleaners. Probably an ok idea to limit your exposure to citric acid as an additive.

Second–in making it, you’re completely removed from–you know, tomatoes. And garlic. And onions. You know, the actual ingredients in pizza sauce. That’s kind of a bummer. The only thing that resembles plant matter in your sauce are the herbs. I’d kinda like to think we’d all be happier if we cooked more of our food using ingredients that look like they did when they came out of the ground.

That said–I’m not going to be a covert hypocrite. I’ll come right out into the open with my hypocrisy. I love me a Pizza Hut pie now and again. And they do have a decent sauce. So if I can steal it and use it at home…Well…

I might just.