Monday, September 13, 2010

Perfect (& Perfectly Easy) Pizza Sauce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Stewed Italian tomatoes. 
  • 1 Tablespoon dried onion.
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 Teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 Teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper to taste
Ok, this has got to be one of the easiest recipes I've ever made. You can make this days or weeks in advance if you decide to preserve/ freeze your sauce, and it only takes 3 steps...

1.) Strain and crush the can of stewed tomatoes.
2.) Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir to completly combine.
3.) Pour mixture into jar and store for up to 2 weeks in the fridge or up to a month in the freezer.

*Note: I have also used frozen whole tomatoes as an alternative for this recipe. After they go through a thaw I peel and crush and add some dried Italian seasonings and I cook them of the stove top for about 5 minutes or until they are mushy. It's not the same taste, but it's a great way to use left over tomatoes if you've had a huge crop this season.

Next time... we will work on spicing up our lives with some pickled Jalapenos!