We really like making homemade pizza at my house. It’s a great way to use up leftover vegetables and it’s healthier and cheaper than delivery. The key to tasty pizza is good ingredients, and delicious sauce forms a great base for everything else you want to pile on top of your pizza. I stumbled on this pizza sauce recipe years ago and it is a-mazing. I’ve been known to eat spoonfuls of it right out of the pan.
Ultimate Pizza Sauce Recipe from Food.com
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup celery, chopped
- 1 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 1 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 small bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
- In a large skillet, melt butter with the oil. Add the onion, celery and garlic and saute until soft and transparent.
- Add tomato sauce and tomato paste and stir until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients and bring to slow simmer.
- Simmer for 30-60 minutes (or not at all depending on your taste and time frame).
- Remove the bay leaf and spread the sauce on your prepared pizza dough.
- Luci’s Notes: I think I usually use more celery and onion than the recipe calls for. It’s a chunky sauce. If you like your sauce smoother, you can always puree it with an immersion blender. I always double this recipe so I can freeze some and have it on hand!