Sauce is so important to a homemade pizza. I’m sure you could buy a very good bottled sauce. But why not make your own and control what goes into it?
This recipe makes a slightly sweet pizza sauce. The maple syrup helps to balance the acidity of the tomato paste. If you would like a less sweet version, simply decrease the amount of maple syrup.
:: Quick Homemade Pizza Sauce ::
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
1-2 tablespoons red cooking wine (optional but very good)
1/4 cup water
Place all ingredients in a small saucepan. Whisk together until well combined. Place over low heat and cook until heated through. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Makes about 3/4 cup, or enough for two large pizzas
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