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!
- 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
- 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.
- Cook the onions in the oil until they are lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Adjust the heat if necessary.
- Add the garlic, basil and oregano. Stir and cook for about one minute. Be careful not to burn the garlic!
- Add tomato paste, water, and brown sugar. Stir smooth and bring to a simmer.
- Gently cook for about 5 minutes more and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- 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