Homemade Garlic Pizza Sauce

I don’t like Italian food. I know. It’s weird. I’ve almost lost some friends over that little fact. But it’s just not my thing. I think it’s because I don’t like pizza or pasta. Again, weird, right? I’ll eat it, but I don’t get excited about going out for Italian. Or cooking it at home.

Much to Hubby’s delight, I decided to whip up some homemade pizza sauce. We were getting together for a big group and I wanted to make some appetizers that everyone would enjoy. After making this Homemade Garlic Pizza Sauce, I decided that I might be able to be swayed about the whole Italian food situation…

As always, I put a LOT of garlic in this sauce. It came out thick and chunky and amazingly flavorful.

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Homemade Garlic Pizza Sauce

Making your own pizza sauce at home is so simple and you'll be amazed at the flavor!

Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients:

1 (14.5 oz.) can tomato sauce
3 Tbsp tomato paste
4 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
pinch of cayenne
splash of red wine (optional)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until bubbles begin to rise (and pop) at the surface.

Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for another 15 minutes.

Serve warm. Store in fridge up to two weeks or freeze to use later.

Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven

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7 Responses to “Crab and Asparagus Gnocchi and Cheese”

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    Liz — February 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    guess what I’m making for dinner tomorrow nite?…yep this …it sounds good good …i’ll let ya know what the family thinks….

    • beantownbaker — February 18th, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

      I hope you guys enjoy it! Let me know how it goes.

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    Shannon — February 22, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    ooh, what a great twist on mac n cheese 🙂

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    AllAsparagus — February 24, 2014 at 9:51 am

    That looks spectacular. Anyone who finds ways o feature asparagus in new and interesting ways is awesome in my book!

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2014 @ 7:05 pm

      I love asparagus! My favorite way to cook it is to grill it. Thanks for tweeting about this recipe.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — March 5, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I am loving this dish, so full of flavor! I can’t wait to taste it, I love asparagus!

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    Veenas — December 2, 2020 at 7:10 am

    Nice Blog !! A Very Yummy Wonderful Recipe !!! WOW Nice Photos to See. I’ll Definitely Try it. Thank You for Sharing that Lovely Food.

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