You know those recipes for pizza and pasta sauces? The ones with the 15 ingredients and the hours of simmering to get that authentic taste?
This isn’t one of them.
My cooking style is best described as no-nonsense.
We like to make flatbread pizzas, and we prefer a sweeter pizza sauce.
Store bought ones always taste a little flat, and even though they are often on sale, I can do better on my own.
- 1 6 oz can Tomato Paste
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Dried Oregano
- Red Pepper Flake
- Olive Oil
In a small microwave safe container that has a lid, combine the contents of the can of tomato paste and a splash of olive oil.
Add spices to taste. And I mean really taste - add them in, mix it thoroughly and taste it. Add more of what is missing.
If sauce is too thick, mix in a little water.
Microwave with the lid covering the dish but not on tightly (let steam escape, but use the lid to protect the top of the microwave if it explodes). Heat in 20 second intervals stirring after each until sauce reaches desired temperature.
This creates a thick, sweet sauce which we like to use on flatbread pizza.
Because it is thick, it is also a good sauce for zoodles (those "noodles" made from spiralized zucchini) since those tend to be watery and will dilute the sauce to a better pasta sauce texture.
Leftovers can be refrigerated, or frozen.
This does not keep long in the refrigerator because it contains no preservatives, but does well in a freezer bag and reheats just fine.