I was making up some pasties (or were they calzones, I can never remember the difference!) for a post later this week, and realized I really wanted to dip them in pizza sauce. Checking the cupboard… boom. No pizza sauce. I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to pop to the store, so I decided to put on my resourceful hat and see how easy it was to make homemade pizza sauce. Spoiler: it’s WAY easy!
I found a bunch of ways to make it, but after a couple of tries with different variations, this one was my fave. It’s EASY… like never-buying-it-again easy with only a few ingredients, while other recipes have quite a few more. I found this one was exactly what I wanted: a teeny bit sweet, nice and thick. I lowered the amount of liquid needed since my first go-around was too thin.
Letting this homemade pizza sauce meld in the refrigerator for an hour or more really amps up the flavor and makes sure it isn’t runny at all.
So let’s see: way cheaper, way easy, way doable with ingredients you probably already have. WIN. Ready to bookmark this guy for your next pizza or calzone dip? Ready is below. Oh, and keep an eye out for the recipe I dipped later this week!
More recipe basics can be found here.
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- 1 (6 oz) can of tomato paste
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ tsp of onion powder
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp sugar or sugar substitute
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Mix together tomato paste, water, and olive oil. Add garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, onion powder, and sugar. Mix well. You can use this right away or let the flavors meld in the refrigerator for a few hours to maximize the taste.
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