Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My Awesome Three Cheese Pizza Sauce

A good, tangy pizza sauce is so easy to make at home, there's no need to waste money on it at the store. It doesn't take up much more time than opening a can either.
Normally, I just open a can of tomato sauce and then proceed with the herbs and cheeses, omitting the tomatoes and paste, but in this recipe I show you how to make it if you don't happen to have a can of tomato sauce.

On to the recipe!

1 (15 oz or so, the small cans) can of tomatoes or diced tomatos, DO NOT drain
1 little can of tomato paste
1 tablespoon fresh grated asiago cheese
1 tablespoon fresh grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon romano cheese
1/2 teaspoon each of:
basil, dried
oregano, dried
marjoram, dried
garlic powder
sugar (yes! I said it! secret ingredient, it will help cut the acidity of the tomatoes too)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Depending what kind of pizza you're making, you can add a pinch of dried red pepper flakes here too.
To easily get tomato past out of the cans, open both sides of the cans and push one side down, pick can lid out of tomato. Tada!  Yeah, I need a manicure, shhh.

Dump everything into a blender and whizz!

Whizz a few times until it's a nice, smooth sauce, put into a saucepan and simmer until your pizza is done.
That's it!  I wouldn't recommend microwaving heating it at this point, it really needs to simmer a bit. Leftovers warm in the microwave just fine.

Time to make some pizza!!


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