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Part of the fun of making your own homemade pizzas is being able to put together lots of different combinations of sauces and toppings. You can make it just the way you want it! You can dump on extra cheese, or use up odds and ends of green peppers or onions, or add as little or as much meat as you like.
It’s only been recently that I’ve branched out a little bit when it comes to the sauce. I’ve got a favorite veggie pizza that I make where I use no sauce at all, and I’m finding out that pesto makes a great sauce topped with chicken and tomato.
But just as I’ve been searching for a long time for a good homemade crust (click here for a Homemade Thin Pizza Crust Recipe) I’ve also been searching for a long time for a good homemade tomato based pizza sauce recipe. I’ve tried several, but nothing quite struck me as the mix I was looking for.
The latest recipe I tried, however, was really tasty. I found this over at the What Megan’s Making blog. All the ingredients are mixed together in a food processor making it fast and simple to make. (to read Megan’s post click here: Quick and Easy Pizza Sauce ). The recipe is also reprinted below.
QUICK AND EASY PIZZA SAUCE
1 (28 oz) can whole peeled tomatoes, drained and liquid discarded
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
2 medium garlic loves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Refrigerate until ready to use.
After using this pizza sauce recipe to make one 12″ pizza, I had enough left over for three of the small size ziploc containers. I’ve popped those in the freezer which I’m hoping will be a good option for storing the excess sauce.