When I decided to venture into the realm of homemade pizza, I thought I did everything right. I took the time to craft my own dough, shred my own mozzarella, and I even bought a brand new pizza pan. The one thing that I didn't do right was the sauce. I foolishly went to the grocery store and bought the pre-made stuff. BIG mistake. Why it didn't dawn on me to make my own, I can't explain. But, after one slice, I knew I wouldn't buy it again. It was just...yucky. I tried a few different recipes until I finally found one that tastes just right. With just a few simple ingredients, in a quick 15 minutes you can have amazing, flavorful pizza sauce that is worthy of the effort you put in making a homemade pizza pie. Enjoy!
- 28 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp dried marjoram
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- ¼ tsp salt
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- Combine all of the ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium. Simmer for 15 minutes. This will be a chunky sauce as is, but if you like a smoother sauce, simply use an immersion blender or, if you're like me and haven't scored one of those yet, just throw it into your regular blender and pulse until you reach your desired consistency. Done! How easy was that?!