Pizza Sauce in a Minute: Three Easy Recipes

These are three easy pizza sauce recipes that don’t require any cooking. They aren’t what I prefer to use, but they are quick and easy.

Pizza Sauce I

1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 1/2 cups water
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

Combine ingredients and let stand; flavors in the sauce will become stronger as the sauce stands.

Pizza Sauce II (This one is the simplest)
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Pizza Sauce III
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 tablespoon ground oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground paprika

All of these recipes rely on prepared tomato sauce and paste. There’s nothing really wrong with this–these recipes take literally minutes to make. That said, I feel as if it’s somewhat like making fast food in your own home. It’s easy to make a more quality pizza sauce without too much work.

While these recipes don’t require any cooking, I suggest that you attempt making them in a saucepan over some heat. That will allow the flavors of the spices to more deeply meld with your sauce. By adding a little red wine–less than a cup–you can add a bit of a fruity flavor while diminishing the “ketchup” quality these sauces are likely to possess.

Allow me to sing one more praise for these simple methods–you don’t need so much as a knife to prepare these. A can opener will do it.

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