Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cheater's Pizza Sauce [and other pizza tips]

My family is absolutely in love with pizza.  We have pizza at least once a week and usually it is homemade.  You'll notice that if you purchase pizza sauce at the store you are paying a bundle for basically glorified sodium tomato sauce.  It doesn't have to be that difficult.

Here's a recipe that will take your pizza sauce from $3.00 to $0.50.
When I first had the thought that maybe I'd like to try making my own I thought, "But it can't be this simple.  I must be breaking some sort of rules getting away with this."
Not true.
Give it a go.

I've found that pizza sauce is mainly tomato sauce with Italian spices mixed in there.  Small cans of tomato sauce usually cost less than fifty cents.  The generic brands are even cheaper.  I only bought Hunts because I liked the idea of the roasted garlic.  
You'll need about one can per regular sized pizza.  
Pour the sauce out onto your dough and spread around with a spoon.

Next sprinkle Oregano and Basil all over the surface.
You don't have to stop there though, add all the spices you want.  Sometimes I like to put some garlic or parmesan on there as well.
And that's it!  Yummy yum yum!

A few more pizza tips:
I found a lovely dough recipe here.  I like to substitute one cup of whole wheat flour instead of all white.
I usually cook my pizza at a very high temperature for a shorter amount of time.  Usually at 450 for fifteen to twenty minutes.  Makes it nice and fluffly.
Pull the pizza out when the cheese is bubbly and browning on top.
You can add almost anything to your pizza!  Pizza does not have to be unhealthy!  Add that whole wheat, some zucchini (thinly sliced), spinach, tomatoes, and lean ham and you don't have to feel all that guilty for eating it all the time :)  Also, you don't need as much cheese as you would think.



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