I pretty much never buy store bought pizza sauce. There is a huge difference in taste and once you see how easy it is to make your own, I doubt you’ll want to grab that pre-made jar sauce either.
The great thing is that homemade pizza sauce requires pretty basic ingredients and only about 20 – 30 minutes of your time. Most of that time is spent letting the sauce simmer so the actual hands on cooking is very minimal.
I typically make my own dough so I simply start them both at the same time so once I am ready to make my pizza, I simply assemble everything and toss it in the oven.
Seriously, try it once. I really think you’ll find that those few minutes of effort really do make a difference. Plus you don’t have to worry about any hidden ingredients that might be in the jarred sauce.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons onion, minced
- 16 oz no salt added tomato sauce
- pinch of sugar
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
- pinch of red pepper flakes (if desired)
- Heat the olive oil in a small pan.
- Add the onion and garlic and cook for 1 - 2 minutes.
- Add in the remaining ingredients.
- Simmer on low for 20 - 30 minutes until thickened.