When a recipe mentions homemade pizza sauce, I typically tune that out and immediately substitute a great store bought variety because why make homemade with a 10 Minute Dinners philosophy?
Ignore that now!
There’s nothing better than whipping up a multipurpose easy homemade pizza (or pasta) sauce, and since we’re doubling and tripling the recipe, there is always some for extra meals.
I’m listing two varying recipes.
The first is over the top easy since there’s no need for any kind of heating. It is a a dump and run kind of recipe.
For both of these, make sure to make lots of extras and separate them into freezer proof containers or freezer bags for future meals.
It’s a wonderful way to save money and cut the high amount of sugar that is added to many store bought brands.
Once you realize just how easy it is to make your own sauce, I know this will become a weekly favorite.
Recipe: Dump and Run Pizza Sauce
Summary: This easy homemade pizza sauce brings full flavor with out the work.
- one can of good tomato paste
- 1 cup of water
- 1 tbsp. dried oregano
- 2 tsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. dried rosemary
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flake
- Put all the ingredients into a bowl or jar and mix well.
- Taste test it and add any additional spices to tweak it to your favorite flavor base.
- Keep refrigerated.
- Makes about 1 1/2 cups
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
This second recipe was created by a friend that likes a lot of flavor, but doesn’t want his sauce dominated by that real heavy Italian tomato taste you find in some restaurant pizzas. He enjoys the spices over the tomato flavor.
Recipe: Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce
Summary: This delicious Italian sauce complements any dish.
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 T butter
- 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
- 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp minced onion flakes
- 1 tsp sweet paprika
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 2 T grated Parmesan/Romano/Asiago blend cheese
- 1 small bay leaf
- can of diced tomatoes (optional, substitute for sauce if you desire chunky)
- Melt butter in oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Add all other ingredients, stirring frequently.
- Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring periodically.
- Remove bay leaf and use any way you would normally use pizza sauce.
- For chunky, substitute a can of diced tomatoes and use it in the place of the tomato sauce.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 20 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 8