Easy Homemade Pizza Sauce
Homemade pizza sauce is delicious, and it's nice to be able to control what goes on your pizza!
Vegetarian, Low-calorie, Low-fat
INGREDIENTS | MAKES 1½ CUPS
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 cup tomato purée
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
In a small saucepan, combine olive oil and onion; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes.
Add all remaining ingredients and cook, stirring frequently, over low heat until thickened, about 15 minutes.
Use as directed in a pizza recipe, or store, covered, in refrigerator up to 5 days.
PER SERVING Calories: 31 | Fat: 2 g | Protein: 2 g | Sodium: 321 mg | Carbohydrates: 24 g | Fiber: 3 g
Canned Tomato Products
While the rule of thumb is to try to use fresh rather than canned vegetables in recipes, the rule bends a little in the case of tomatoes. Because tomato sauce needs a variety of ingredients in order to achieve the right flavor and consistency, you need a number of different items, such as tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, and tomato purée. Every recipe is different, but plan on visiting the canned tomato aisle in your grocery store when sauce is on the agenda.