Why buy pre-made pizza sauce when it’s so easy to make yourself with pantry-friendly ingredients? Who knows. Well, ok, I do know: because it’s very convenient to go to a store and buy a bottle and of course I’m guilty of his too on the occasion. HOWEVER, with a little planning ahead, I prefer to make my own. Simply put, I believe it just tastes nicer, and (like everything that a person makes for themselves) I know what’s in it.
Make this sauce while you’re waiting for pizza dough to proof.
PREP TIME: COOK TIME: TOTAL TIME: 15 min YIELD: 2 pizzas
- 1 can of plain tomato paste (156 mL)
- 4 tbsp water
- 3 tsp finely grated parmesan cheese
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced (or substitute 1 tsp of dried garlic powder)
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried marjoram
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste)
- In small bowl, combine all ingredients and allow to sit for at least ~15 minutes before using. Use right away on pizza or as desired, keep refrigerated for 2-3 days, or (what I like to do) make a bigger batch of it then portion it out and freeze it for future use.