I’ve included my recipe for making homemade pizza sauce in a few posts in the past, but as I made a large batch on Saturday night, I decided it deserved a post all its own. Homemade pizza sauce is so simple and it tastes SO much better than anything you’d buy at the store. And I am a pizza sauce kind of girl. In fact, I usually prefer a pizza with half the cheese and double the sauce. There’s no health reason or counting calories behind that, it’s simply a taste preference.
So, you know I’m very particular when it comes to a pizza sauce. I’ve been making my own sauce for a few years now and I’ve played around with it plenty. I don’t measure anything (unless I have to in order to share the recipe) and I mix up the textures quite a bit, but the underlying taste is always the same, and we all love it around here!
Since I was freezing half a batch of pizza dough when we had pizzas on Saturday night, I decided to double the pizza sauce to freeze as well. I was quite proud of the common sense I used there. (For some reason, pregnancy and common sense don’t always go hand-in-hand for me.)
Homemade Pizza Sauce
- 15 oz can diced or petite-diced tomatoes
- 6 oz can tomato paste
- 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tbsp water optional
- Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and stir until well mixed. Only add the water if the sauce is too thick for your liking. Cover and refrigerate until using.
Anyone else prefer the sauce on a pizza, particularly a chunky sauce, to the rest of the toppings?