Nobody at the dinner table noticed I made my own pizza sauce tonight, but that’s because they thought it was just like the kind we usually buy. And I actually count that as a win.
The recipe is easy, but for me, these are the best reasons to make this sauce:
- It’s thrifty — the ingredients were about $1.
- It’s healthy — two main ingredients, plus seasonings, and no sugar.
- It just feels good to make it from scratch!
It simmers on the stove while you get your pizza ingredients ready. If you like a thick sauce, cook it for longer. It makes enough for two 12-inch pizzas.
1 15-oz. can tomato sauce
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
A couple of teaspoons of dried oregano
Garlic powder to taste*
Salt, if you think it needs some
In a pot, mix the tomato sauce and tomato paste and bring to a simmer. Add the seasonings, cover, and continue at a low simmer until it’s at the desired thickness.
*Tip for the garlic powder: If you want extra flavor, leave the garlic powder out of the sauce, and sprinkle it over the sauce after you’ve spread it on the pizza.