May 23, 2013

Homemade Pizza Sauce

The other night was pizza night!  I love me some homemade pizza!  I normally  just use Trader Joe's pre-made pizza sauce (along with Trader Joe's pizza dough and fresh mozzarella) but this time I decided to make my own pizza sauce!  The end result was tastey and fresh and it definitely did not taste like traditional jarred pizza sauce - this recipe knocked out all the preservatives and (almost all the) sugar!  It was  also incredibly simple - just tomatoes, onion, EVOO, garlic and spices!   
Homemade Pizza Sauce

1/2 medium yellow onion, cut into large chunks
1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
28 ounce can of tomatoes (diced or whole)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 teaspoons brown sugar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 and 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
Blend all ingredients in a food processor until combined and no large chunks remain.  Pour into a large saucepan simmer uncovered over medium heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally or until reduced and thickened. (Be sure your cook the sauce for the full 30 minutes - if not, the sauce may be too thin and appear 'watery' on the pizza).

All the ingredients into the food processor!

Post - blend
Pizza with homemade pizza sauce, fresh mozzarella and fontina cheese!

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