Homemade sauces are the best. Maybe you’re fine with the jar kind, but don’t settle for second best when you can easily make your own! This recipe is one I use every time I make pizza, it literally takes five minutes and you’re good to go.
Here’s what you will need:
1 Jar of Crushed Tomatoes or Tomato Puree
Basil – fresh is good but dried works too!
Crushed red pepper flakes
Salt & Pepper
For the pizza: I made a margherita for me, which included fresh basil and mozzarella but you can top it with anything you like!
I make my pizza sauce the night before so the spices have time to really jive with the tomatoes but if you’re rushed on time, you can make it and eat immediately. My recipe will make enough for two 10 inch pizzas, so if you are looking to feed more people than that, I suggest doubling the recipe.
Pour half of the jar of crushed or pureed tomatoes into a bowl for mixing. Add red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste. I really don’t measure out the rest of my seasonings – just do a generous dump of Italian, basil and garlic then mix everything up really well.
Refrigerate over night for optimal flavor.
When you’re ready to bake your pizza, spread the sauce generously over the pizza crust.
Then top with your favorite toppings! I cut up fresh mozzarella and basil for a classic margherita pizza.
Bake in the oven until crust begins to brown – usually takes about 20 minutes. Voila! You now have a delicious, home made pizza AND sauce. Enjoy 🙂