Home / Dinner / Pizza Sauce

Pizza Sauce

This pizza sauce is spectacular!  I have used it many times when making thin and deep-dish pizza.  Lately, I have tried it on cauliflower pizza crust.  What I like most about this recipe, which comes from Cook’s Illustrated, is how fresh it tastes.  And, with all-natural ingredients, it has very few calories.  (The entire batch of sauce has only 8 points on Weight Watchers, and a quarter of the completed cauliflower pizza has only 7 points.  Not bad!)

Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
Salt

Instructions

Mince garlic and crush oregano with your fingers.

IMG_1318

Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat until shimmering.

IMG_1320

Cook garlic, oregano and pepper flakes until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

IMG_1322a

 

Stir in tomato paste and cook until just beginning to brown, about 2 minutes.

IMG_1323a

IMG_1327 (1)

Add tomatoes and simmer until reduced to 3 cups, about 10 minutes. Take off heat and season with salt to taste.

Pizza Sauce

 

 

About Daddy

I am a husband and a father of two kids with whom I love to cook and eat. In this blog, I hope to share with you not only some of my, as well as my family’s, favorite recipes, but also some interesting things I have learned or done as a husband, father, and cook.

Check Also

12-Inch Cast-Iron Calzone

I love pizza in all of its forms.  So, when I found this recipe in Cook’s …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.