A Homemade Kitchen series includes recipes that feature homemade versions of your favorite store-bought meals, snacks, treats, condiments and more. Homemade is better for your budget, body, and taste buds.
Today’s post and recipe is short and sweet. Well, savory actually.
I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who doesn’t enjoy pizza. What could be better than bread, sauce, cheese, and any toppings of your choosing? Well, except when that pizza is homemade. Then it’s about a thousand times better. There’s something charmingly rustic about homemade pizza. Not to mention it’s much more flavorful and impressive than whatever might show up at your door. Make this sauce and keep it in your fridge or freezer for the next time you want to make pizza (or even breadsticks).
Taste: A balance of acidic, sweet, spicy, and warm flavors. Makes store-bought sauce taste like dirt!
Texture: Thick, smooth, rich.
Ease: Really couldn’t be easier. Just throw the ingredients in one pot and let simmer.
Pros: Full of complex flavor, amplifies any pizza, can be made throughout the year.
Would I make this again? Yes! This will be my go-to sauce recipe.
From Life’s Ambrosia
Makes 1 cup
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon allspice
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
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