This Pizza Sauce is rich in flavor, and so easy to make, it'll be so much more of a hassle to buy a jar of pizza sauce than to just make it yourself at home. Made with garlic and herbs, this sauce is perfect for your next pizza night.
Sauté: Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the grated onion and cook, stirring often, until the onion just begins to brown. 4-5 minutes.
Mix: Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds or until aromatic. Stir in the tomato paste and let it cook for 1 minute before adding the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, sugar, and red pepper flakes (if you're using them). Stir everything well to combine.
Simmer: Let the sauce come to a bubble, then reduce the heat to low. Simmer, and stir occasionally, for 5-10 minutes, or until thickened to your preference.
This recipe will yield about 2 cups of pizza sauce.
Nutritional information is per quarter cup.
Store your pizza sauce in an airtight container or jar. It'll last, refrigerated, for 5-7 days. Your sauce will also last 6-8 months frozen. Make sure it has fully cooled down to room temperature before freezing it. It'll keep best in a jar.
To thaw from the freezer, pop it into the fridge the night before you need it. Some moisture may separate out, but just stir it back into the sauce. For a fast reheat, microwave it at 20 second intervals, stirring between, until heated through. You can also warm it up saucepan over medium heat.