Friday, October 2, 2015

Homemade Pizza Sauce



We love pizza.

When we were thrown into gluten free eating, we had trouble finding good gluten free pizza out in restaurants.

Which leads to me to ask the question, "Why is pizza so crazy expensive?"

I honestly don't understand!

While we do like "calling in a pizza," we also really like making them at home more!

We all hang around and prepare different ingredients for the pizza bar.

Some of us like pineapple.

Some like garlic.

Some like black olives.

Some want meat,

while others don't.

That's why make-your-own-pizza night is fun!

It gets you in the kitchen together,

talking,

laughing,

and making fun of your family members!

The other night, we were going to make pizzas but I had no pizza sauce.

Stop there.

I really don't like buying pizza sauce.

I actually don't really like the way it tastes and since we don't use it all at one time, there are left-overs.

I don't like using the left-over sauce.

I know, I know!

I use mayonaiise after it's been opened.

I use bbq sauce too!

 . . . and salad dressing,

and mustard.

But pizza sauce?

I just grosses me out!

That's why making my own is really the best option!

We use what we want and then I freeze the rest until the next family pizza night.

What's also great is the sauce tastes yummy!

Like . . .sauce!

It's good to dip your crust in or a bread stick!

Pizza Sauce

1, 15oz can tomato sauce
1, 6oz can tomato paste
1-2 TBSP Italian seasoning*
1/2-1 tsp. garlic powder*
1/2-1 tsp. onion powder*
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar

Place all of the ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat.

Stir until the paste is dissolved.  Lower the heat and simmer 15 minutes.

You can use the sauce right away.

Store in the refrigerator until ready to use later in the day.

Freeze any remaining sauce for another time.

You can also place all of the ingredients in a small crockpot, on low, and heat until ready to use. I would not cook in the crock pot longer than 4-5 hours.

*Not knowing if you are using flavored sauce and/or paste, or just plain-jane canned goods; the seasonings are suggestions of where to begin to season the tomato ingredients.  It's so much easier to add spices; we all know you can't remove it once it's in there!

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