I like to make my own pizza sauce. I’ve tried all sorts of different avenues, and in a pinch, I’ll still grab leftover spaghetti sauce if I have to. However, time and time again, I’ve found the best taste comes from a perfectly EASY homemade pizza sauce.
There are no measurements, so here it is…your moment to be uber creative!
What I use (feel free to substitute as needed)
Fresh Ground Pepper
Your main ingredient, of course, is tomato sauce…I bet you thought I was going to say red wine…not so.
I use about an 8 oz tupperware container for this. Fill it about half full with tomato sauce. Add a large dollop of tomato paste, maybe 2 tbsp. (we want thick, spreadable sauce). Now add a nice drizzle or two or three of red wine… this really is the flavor kicker, so I wouldn’t leave this out!
Drizzle in about 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil. Add a dash or two of garlic powder, basil, oregano and just a pinch of Kosher salt, and a good grinding of fresh black pepper. Now stir it up. Taste it. Add more of stuff you like if needed.
Now spread that (not too thickly) on a lovely homemade pizza crust and make a fantastic pizza creation!
This one is waiting to be topped with grilled chicken, sliced bell pepper, sliced sweet yellow onion, mozzerella, Asiago and a good swirling of homemade sweet BBQ sauce…I am not sure what is better than BBQ Chicken Pizza! Yum!