Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Anne's Favorite Pizza Sauce

Well, I did it. I found my new favorite pizza sauce. I've been working on perfecting a homemade pizza for our family because just like nearly everyone else, we really enjoy eating pizza but aren't so excited to spend the money on it. I'm sure we'll still order out here and there, but it's nice to know I can put pizza on our weekly menu if I feel so inclined.

While I was looking for the perfect sauce, I tried one that was way too spicy for me and one that was a little bit too sweet for me. I took a few ingredients from each recipe and came up with this one. And it was perfect for me. The best part is that Peter really liked it, too!

If you haven't found your own favorite pizza sauce, give this one a try.

Anne's Favorite Pizza Sauce
28 oz can tomato puree
3 T olive oil
1 T sugar
1 t dried basil
1/2 t dried oregano
1/2 t dried marjoram
1/2 t crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 t salt
4 cloves garlic, minced

Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. (You might want to cover it because mine start splattering all over the place!) Reduce to a simmer. Simmer probably at least 15 minutes or so.
Makes enough for 3 or 4 14-inch pizzas. So you can just freeze whatever you don't use and use it next week. Your pizza will be that much quicker to make.


LauraSuz said...

Sounds delish! Can't wait to try it.

Maryanne said...

I will be trying this, too! I have played around with homemade pizza occasionally over the years, and never quite loved any of the sauces I've put on. We just had homemade pizza last week, in fact. Thanks for sharing this!