The morning before we go grocery shopping…while I sip my coffee and my kids finish their breakfast…I like to ask them what they want for dinner the next week. Without fail their first answer is always, “pizza!” We love making pizza because it’s crazy easy, super fun, way healthier than delivery and easy on the wallet (ca$h money). Today I am sharing our go-to homemade pizza sauce recipe. This literally takes five minutes to whip up and will make the best pizza you’ve ever had. ever.
We’re from Chicago (born and raised)…so we’ve experienced some of the best pizza in the world. I remember, one evening after dining at a famous pizza restaurant, we got in the car and I asked my husband how he liked it. (Yes, I’m that wife who analyzes the entire meal the second we get into the car after dining out). It turned out he was less than impressed. WHAT?! Seriously I thought my pizza-loving-husband had gone crazy!
His problem was with the sauce! “There was only a thin layer and it tasted just like tomatoes” was his personal opinion. He likes his pizza saucy and flavorful and that particular pie just didn’t cut it. Moral of the story: there’s no weak sauce allowed in our household.
This recipe makes enough sauce to very generously cover one large pizza. If you are a normal human and enjoy a normal amount of sauce…I suggest saving a little to dip your extra crust in!
To make this pizza sauce you literally crack open two cans, add some seasonings, stir and you’re set to go. You can easily make it ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it! Check out those wavy ripples of saucy goodness.
I wanted to share this recipe with you because my son’s birthday is this week and he (like everyone else in my family) requested pizza for his special dinner. He also requested a Superman dinosaur cake with Olaf, Darth Vader and Yoda…so we’ll see how that one turns out! 😉
I love that sweet boy SO much I can’t even tell you. Later in the week I’m going to share some thoughts on raising sons, but until then I just have to say that I am dying thinking about him turning 3. He is getting so big and independent. He was my baby who needed mommy…I literally cuddled him to sleep every.single.night until my daughter was born. Now he’s Gabe the Jedi, cowboy, superhero…fighting bad guys and taking names.
- 1 (8 oz) can tomato paste
- 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
- 1-2 TBS oregano (to taste)
- 2 TBS Italian seasoning
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ TBS garlic salt
- ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp sugar (coconut sugar for paleo or omit)
- Mix tomato paste and sauce together in a medium size bowl until well combined (all the lumps of paste are incorporated into the sauce).
- Add the rest of the ingredients (oregano, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, garlic salt, pepper and sugar) and mix well!
- Use in your favorite pizza recipe!
If you have a son, what’s your favorite part about raising a little boy? What are you favorite pizza toppings!?
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