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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9 Responses to “Creamy Red Pepper and Collard Greens Dip”

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    Ashley — January 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    This sounds like a tasty dip, and I love that it’s so colorful! I can definitely relate – I’m not into the Superbowl game this year (we recently moved, too, and I prefer college football), but I am ALL about the food!

    • beantownbaker — January 25th, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

      Were you guys moving during the holidays? We moved into our apartment on 12/21. It was rough… Even when it’s teams that I like, it’s still mostly about the food 🙂

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    Shannon — January 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    i do love football food, and i’ve been meaning to try my hand at collard greens 😉

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    Ashley — January 26, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    We didn’t move as recently as you! We made our move in October…and I’m just starting to feel settled. It is rough… Of course, the kitchen was the first room put together!

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    Lori — January 27, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Approximately how much collard greens do you need? Can you use canned? This sounds terrific…like a soul food dip!

    • beantownbaker — January 27th, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

      Sorry about that. Missed a key ingredient in the recipe. I updated it now. I used a pound of fresh collard greens. I haven’t tried it with canned. Let me know how it goes if you do.

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    Megan — January 27, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I’m so not into the Super Bowl this year either, but I can always get behind some football food. I’m still trying to decide what to make for next weekend. This dip sounds so good!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — January 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    YUM! I’ve never seen collards in a dip before.

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    Jade — October 23, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Hey love this recipe. it is actually my daughters FAVORITE MEAL! but i want to know how do i make this into a freezer meal? should i do anything differently? or just make as directed and put them from oven to freezer?

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