This Pizza Sauce takes minutes to prepare... simple ingredients.. amazing taste!
I start with a small can of Hunt's Tomato Sauce... the 8 oz. size.... it comes in a variety of "flavors" ... this recipe was written for the plain sauce. I keep them on hand... so easy to store.. can be used in so many things and it makes the best pizza sauce... the consistency is perfect.
The Hunts Tomato Sauce comes in a variety of flavors... Roasted Garlic, Basil and Oregano and Garlic... even no salt added... if you choose one of them... just go lightly on the spices and add amounts to your liking... I do encourage you to experiment.. you won't be sorry.
This is one of those times I would encourage you not to use a store brand... they tend to be blander.. unless you know your store brand and have used it before and like it.. stick with the name brand.
We like garlic.. so I use closer to 1/2 teaspoon to make it a heavier garlicy flavor..
I use the recipe when I'm serving it to guests.... start off with the recipe amount and add more if you want more of a garlic flavor...remember you can always add more after you taste it... once it's in... it's there to stay.
I heat this in a microwave bowl for just a minute in the microwave to get the flavors to mingle... allow it to cool before using it on a pizza dough.
Don't be afraid to add more seasonings... if you want a more bold flavor... add more Italian seasoning.. if you want a bit of a zip.. and a pinch of cayenne and/or an 1/8 of a teaspoon of red pepper flakes...
This makes enough sauce for two pizzas... if used sparingly... for saucier pizza (which we make)... it's enough for one pizza plus a little left for dipping the crust in... it makes a great dipping sauce!
Recipe: Homemade Pizza Sauce
All you need:
1 small can of Hunts Tomato Sauce *See TIPS
3 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon homemade or McCormick Italian Seasoning
Sprinkling of black pepper
Salt to taste (I don't use much)
All you need to do:
Mix all the ingredients in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and stir, then allow to cool.