What Are the Typical Ingredients in a Homemade Pizza Sauce?


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Homemade pizza sauce typically consists of canned tomatoes and olive oil as well as seasonings such as basil, oregano, sugar, salt and black pepper. Pizza sauce may also contain ingredients such as onions, garlic, red wine vinegar and anchovies.

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What Are the Typical Ingredients in a Homemade Pizza Sauce?
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A recipe for pizza sauce on the Epicurious website involves simmering canned tomatoes and olive oil in a saucepan until the mixture thickens, then adding salt to taste. Another recipe, on the Food Network website, involves sautéing minced onion and garlic in a pot, then adding canned tomatoes and olive oil. The cook brings the mixture to a simmer, then seasons it with salt, black pepper, sugar, basil and oregano.

A recipe for pizza sauce on the Bon Appetit website involves blending canned tomatoes, anchovy fillets, olive oil, garlic cloves and basil leaves, then seasoning the sauce with salt and black pepper. Myrecipes.com's recipe involves whisking canned tomatoes and tomato paste with olive oil, garlic, sugar, basil and oregano.

The Better Homes and Gardens website features a recipe that involves whisking canned tomatoes with red wine vinegar and garlic powder. The cook also adds basil, oregano, thyme, black pepper and salt. If the pizza sauce does not spread easily over the dough, the cook should gradually add small amounts of water to achieve a desirable consistency.

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