This is going to be a quick one. I decided to make my own pizza sauce simply because I didn’t like the store-bought ones, and the plain tomato sauces were just too bland and easily disappeared in the flavors of the other toppings in pizza.
- 1 can (10.75 oz each) Hunt’s Tomato Puree (or any brand you like)
- 5 oz water (or half of the purée can)
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp granulated garlic
- 2-1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
- Salt to taste
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the tomato and water to a simmer, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Stir in the remaining ingredients and simmer for an additional 5 minutes with constant stirring.
Some of you might feel that the sugar is too much, but do remember that I have a sweet tooth. You can reduce the amount depending on your own preference. Also note that this sauce will work with “sweet” ingredients–e.g., sweet ham, pineapple, bell peppers or white onions. If you’re trying for a more savory, Italian pizza, just reduce the sugar to a teaspoon. That amount will create just enough balance with the acidity of the tomatoes.