Sometimes recipes just happen out of necessity. I’ll be honest, I usually buy a $1 jar of pizza sauce from the store for when I want to make pizza. You can’t beat $1 right? Somehow I forgot it at the grocery store and was stuck with pizza dough, toppings and a huge craving for pizza. I’m not trying to go to the grocery store just to buy one thing. Key word trying, because sadly it does happen. I seem to be forgetting all kinds of things on my grocery stops lately… so frustrating!
Just like that, I whipped up my own homemade pizza sauce that was just as good as the jarred stuff! I already had all the stuff in my pantry and all you really need to do is dump ingredients in a pan and simmer so… no brainer! While I was making this I thought it would be a great recipe to make with little kids because it mostly involved dumping things. Plus, what kid doesn’t love pizza? Cooking is a wonderful way for children to practice math skills while making fun family memories. Alright, I’ll step off of my early childhood platform now. 😀
This made about 1 1/2 cups of sauce, which is enough for one pizza if you like it saucy. If not, two pizzas with light sauce will do. I tend to like it saucy, there is nothing worse than when pizza places are stingy with their sauce. What about you? Do you like a saucy pizza or no?
You can sub 15oz of canned, crushed tomatoes in this recipe if you’d like but I had fresh on hand so I used that. Fresh tomatoes produce a little bit of a different flavor profile than canned, so give it a try and see which one you like more!
Anyways enough talk… onto the recipe!