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 “Roasted Asparagus”

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    Cara — May 27, 2010 at 12:21 am

    some of our faves are asparagus and brussels sprouts too 🙂

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    Jennifer Chung — May 27, 2010 at 2:22 am

    This is the only way we eat our asparagus as well. Do people still boil asparagus? Seriously, it’s kind of a waste that way…
    Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best to share. 🙂

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    yumventures — May 27, 2010 at 3:35 am

    One of my all time faves. Roasted anything, actually, but asparagus gets so crispy and flavorful!

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    Feast from Famine — May 27, 2010 at 3:41 am

    We love to grill asparagus that has been rubbed with olive oil and sea salt–so good! 🙂

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    Sezasaurus — May 27, 2010 at 4:33 am

    Hi there, I’ve been reading your blog for so long now and just wanted to say thanks for all your wonderful recipes. I’ve used so many that have been awesome and really tasty thank you so much! Keep up the good work!

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    Sezasaurus — May 27, 2010 at 4:35 am

    p.s asparagus season is one of the highlights of our year to hehe. So many fantastic things you can do with it! Have you tried roasting it in orange juice and silvered almonds? Devine.

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    Jen — May 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Sezasaurus – Orange and almond does sound tasty! Thanks for the idea.

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    Elina — May 28, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I can’t remember if I’ve ever had roasted asparagus – roasted broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts definitely but roasted asparagus could be a new one. Sounds awesome! 🙂

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    Sarah — June 5, 2010 at 1:57 am

    We made this last night with grilled pork chops and homemade mac and cheese. I tossed in the olive oil, garlic salt, and pepper and then probably ate 1/4 of them cold while I was waiting for the oven to heat up. Hubby and I each took a serving for our plates after they cooked and then stood in the kitchen eating the rest off the baking sheet before we had dinner! So good and so easy for our favorite veggie!

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