Whenever I buy a jar of prepared pizza sauce, I’m always disappointed. Whether it’s overly sweet or just lacking in flavor, I always kick myself since I know I could make my own so easily. So, this week, I tested myself to see if I could come up with a quick and easy pizza sauce recipe. And guess what? In under 15 minutes I had a thick, flavorful pizza sauce.
Looking for a little dinner inspiration? Try this easy pizza sauce on a tasty pizza bagel! Here are 5 simple ideas for a fast, fresh pizza bagel bar.
Easy Pizza Sauce Recipe
makes more than a quart
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 red onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small can tomato paste
1 quart crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
pepper to taste
2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
In a deep 10 inch skillet or wide mouthed sauce pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic, stir, and sauté for 1 minutes more. Turn heat to medium-low, stir in the tomato paste, and then the crushed tomatoes, honey, salt, and pepper. Just as mixture starts to bubble, turn heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Stir in the fresh basil, and serve.
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