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Susan's Sweet Pizza Sauce!

I came up with this recipe while working on a simple tomato sauce that I thought kids would like when teaching them how to make little pizzas. Now, this has become my go-to favorite pizza sauce, because of its gentle sweetnes, ease of preparation, and terrific flavor without any bitterness. I use tomato paste, because canned tomatoes seem to have an off taste that I don't recall them having many years ago -and I have tried all kinds. Just a guess, but perhaps the manufacturers acidify the tomatoes more than they used to. This is the pizza sauce that I use in my Pizza For Two video. Both recipes are designed to have as few steps and utensils as possible. Good luck and happy baking!

Sweet Pizza Sauce
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Makes enough sauce for 4 small pizzas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • To taste salt and pepper
Making Pizzas!
  1. Pour olive oil into a small sauce pan set over medium heat. When the oil is hot enough to sizzle a little bit of onion, add the rest of the diced onion.
  2. Cook the onions in the oil until they are lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Adjust the heat if necessary.
  3. Add the garlic, basil and oregano. Stir and cook for about one minute. Be careful not to burn the garlic!
  4. Add tomato paste, water, and brown sugar. Stir smooth and bring to a simmer.
  5. Gently cook for about 5 minutes more and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Your sweet pizza sauce can be used right away on your favorite pizza dough (hope it's mine) or you can refrigerate it until needed. It freezes very well and makes a great sauce for non-pizza uses also!

© 2016 Susan J. Sady