Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Quick Tomato Pizza Sauce


I've been having a hard time finding just the right sauce for pizza.  Recently I had my family over for dinner and I wanted to make pizza for the kids.  I found this recipe in Cook's Illustrated.  It used crushed tomatoes....personally I don't like crushed tomatoes.  There is this taste in them that I really don't like.  When I was grocery shopping I found a can of organic chunky crushed tomatoes with basil by Western Family (available at Longo's).  This is the best canned crushed tomatoes I have found.  The pizza sauce turned out really well and it is super quick to make as well!  I used it on my Easy Thin Crust Pizza.  Do you use crushed tomatoes?  What is your favorite brand?

Quick Tomato Pizza Sauce
Adapted from Cook's Illustrated

1 tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tin chunky crushed tomatoes with basil (28 oz)
salt, to taste

In pan, heat olive oil and garlic in a pan over medium heat.  Once fragrant and sizzling (about 1 1/2 minutes), stir in tomato paste, oregano and red pepper flakes.  Cook until the mixture starts to brown, stirring often, about 2 minutes.  Add the crushed tomatoes and stir.  Bring to a simmer and cook until sauce is thick, about 10 minutes.  Take off heat and stir in salt to taste.

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23 comments:

  1. this sauce looks wonderful cook's illustrated is one of my favourite books :) I use crushed tomatoes occasionally

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  2. wow yummy sauce,loved it...Too gud colour.

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  3. Love homemade pizza sauces... always flavorful

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  4. Your pizza sauce looks good and has the right consistency. I try not to use canned products at all.

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  5. love the home made sauce
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  6. Cooks illustrated is surely the way to go - the sauce looks amazing!

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  7. looks soo flavorful n tasty...

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  8. Having tasted this....all I have to say is "AWESOME SAUCE" (as quoted by Batmite!!!!) :) I stopped using canned tomatoes for the same reason!!!

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    1. Thanks Nasham! I don't have as big an issue with the diced or whole tomatoes...it's the crushed that I'm not fond of until I found this brand.

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  9. Looks like a delicious sauce, the perfect thing for homemade pizzas on Friday night!

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  10. Perfectly made sauce, the colour looks lovely.

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  11. Loved your blog...such a nice space... so many recipes to try!!!

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  12. oooh this looks good! When it comes to pizza sauce I usually just use pasta sauce lol.

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  13. sounds like an amazing homemade sauce. homemade is always so much better!

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  14. I love your recipe! Thanks for sharing it at Cast Party Wednesday! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

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  15. This is one great recipe! I enjoy the eden brand of tomatoes =)

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  16. This could definitely come in handy at my house - we love pizza! :)

    Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursday!

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  17. thanks for sharing.

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  18. I love homemade pizza and spaghetti sauces! Thank you so much for linking up to Grow Your Blog. Now following via GFC and your feeds.

    Have a great evening!

    Julie
    www.thisgalcooks.com

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