It seems my pizza sauce changes every time I make homemade pizza. Am I being creative? Nope, just making due. Once in a great while I’ll have a “real” sauce to use, but most of the time I use what I’ve got in the kitchen.
Pizza Sauce #1
This might sound a little weird, but sometimes I use mild salsa or spaghetti sauce. It really is quite good to use spaghetti sauce, and I did this for quite a few years before I learned how to make homemade sauce. Just use it like you would normal pizza sauce!
Pizza Sauce #2
Italian diced tomatoes or tomato paste straight from a can is what we’ve been using the most lately. The Italian version is a chunky sauce you don’t have to add anything to, but the plain tomato paste needs a few spices (I use garlic salt, basil, and oregano). Just don’t make the mistake I made last night and add too much garlic salt! A tsp of each spice is more than enough.
Pizza Sauce #3
The completely homemade version that requires tomatoes. Cut up your tomatoes and mush them up as good as you can. Add your tomatoes and spices in a sauce pan, then bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to low and let simmer until you have a thicker paste. (The longer you boil it, the less juices you’ll have – I usually get tired of waiting and use it a bit on the chunky side).
So there you go! The next time you are making pizza and need sauce, you have several different options to chose from. Enjoy!