Pizza has become a staple in our household now that I have the dough in the refrigerator most of the time. I never really liked the store bought pizza sauce, so I went on a search for a good homemade pizza sauce recipe. It didn’t take me but one try and I found the one that I like. It is not overly spiced and doesn’t distract from the toppings. It is also super easy to make which is helpful. We tend to like a thinner sauce and we usually put it on light on our pizza.
Easy Pizza Sauce
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Minced Garlic, 2 to 3 cloves
1 tsp dried Oregano or 1 Tbsp fresh Oregano
1 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
2 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (can increase to add more heat)
Black Pepper to taste
1. Heat the oil on medium in a non-stick pan. Add the garlic and stir for a minute. Add in the dry Oregano and stir. (If using fresh Oregano, you will add it at the end of the cooking process)
2. Add in the cans of tomatoes, salt, sugar, red pepper flakes, and pepper. Stir occasionally and bring this to a boil.
3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 90 minutes. Stir occasionally.
4. At the end of the cooking process, add the fresh oregano.
5. Let the sauce mixture cool. Once cool, working with an immersion blender or in batches with a blender, blend the sauce until smooth.
6. Store in the refrigerator. I usually freeze part of the sauce and keep the other part in the fridge.
The original recipe for this pizza sauce can be found over at Kitchen Treaty.