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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pizza Sauce

I make pizza quite a bit around here. I have a picky husband who happens to approve of it (as long as it meets certain criteria) and I'll eat anything covered in tomato sauce and heaps of cheese. I have zero qualms about opening a jar of Prego and dumping it on some pizza dough, but I've been getting into this whole Homemade EVERYTHING concept, so I thought I'd share the easiest tomato sauce recipe that I've ever found. It's cheap, it's quick, and it got my husband's approval! 

Throw tomato paste, water, and some spices into a little saucepan

Stir it around until it smooths out

Then cook on low heat for about three minutes. Literally. It should look thickened like this:

Then use it for pizza or whatever else your heart desires!

If you have the problem of never being able to use things before they go bad, I find that freezing liquidy things in ice cube trays works brilliantly. 

Pop the cubes out and store them in bags, then just take out as many as you need for later use. The little cubes thaw MUCH more quickly than a massive chunk of sauce!

(And yes, I do realize that's not my homemade sauce in that tray. I was so excited about my sauce that I decided to freeze the lesser item for later and use mine right away.)

Pizza Sauce
Originally found here.

1 6-oz can tomato paste
1 cup water
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp sugar, or more to taste (I think I ended up using something like 2 tbsp).
Salt and pepper to taste

  • Combine in a small saucepan and stir until smooth
  • Cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes, until thickened

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