Finding the perfect pizza sauce is just as important as finding the perfect crust. This homemade pizza sauce, shared by the Kitchen Treaty blog, will leave you satisfied just like the homemade pizza dough in part 1 of this step-by-step pizza recipe series.
A great pizza sauce has a good balance among flavors. If you're looking for a fresh tomato taste with nice hits of garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes for some heat, and a pinch of sugar for some sweetness, then this sauce is for you. The essential step to this recipe that allows all the flavors to blend and meld is the 90 minutes it takes to simmer uncovered.
This specific recipe serves as a good starting point to doctor up and add to for future recipes. For instance, you may want to add more sugar for a sweeter taste or remove the red pepper flakes if you prefer no heat. Or, you can add new ingredients such as anchovy paste or dried basil. It's quite appetizing on its own, but nice to know you can put your own spin on it.
Just like the homemade pizza dough recipe from part 1, this sauce is easy to prepare especially since the majority of the time is letting it simmer on its own. Lastly, if you end up making more than needed, freeze the leftover sauce and use for future recipes.
Scroll through the series of pictures below to view the step-by-step instructions. Buon appetito!