Recipe by ObsessedWithPizza
"I noticed that most (all?) the pizza sauce recipes call for either tomato paste or tomato sauce or both. I wanted to do it from scratch! So I experimented until I got it right. This is much better than the store-bought sauce with none of those nasty preservatives."
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I've tried this recipe in the past and my only complaint is that it is a little sweet. I'm going to try it again today and ex the sugar.
A nice way to use up an ubandance of romas this season. Used my food processor for the first step. Decided to cut back the sugar a tad and it was still a sweet sauce. After simmering I used my emersion blender for step three. Threw in some dried basil and oregano. I advise cutting back the sugar to taste. Enjoy!
I apologize to anyone who's tried this and found it overly sweet and salty, which it is. This is the result of an error in my thinking process; initially, I was searching for something to give it that "bite," and thought the garlic salt would do the trick, and the sugar was to make that more palatable. This clearly didn't really work, but once it was established in my routine I stopped questioning it. Later a friend suggested adding vinegar for the bite, which did the trick, but I still didn't think to try toning down the garlic salt and the sugar. My suggestion now is to hold off on garlic salt and sugar until the end, and then add it to taste. You need less than a third of what I originally suggested, if I recall correctly.
It's WAY too salty! Great start to a basic recipe.
This recipe is very very sweet. Too sweet for traditional pizza, but just right as a dipping sauce (for cheese breads, Italian breads, etc.). This sauce would work well for fruit based pizzas like pineapple or a sweet BBQ chicken pizza. The texture is wonderful. We found no need to blend the sauce a second time as it cooked into smoothness just fine.
I reduced the sugar some, and it still had a nice flavor. I also sprinkled some Italian seasoning to taste.
It was very sweet for a sauce, it was closer to a dip. I cut out all of the sugar and only used 1/2 the salt the second time.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Homemade Pizza Sauce from Scratch
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 16
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