Recipe: Homemade Pizza Sauce
I decided to add one item to what I’m taking to tonight’s food swap. Yesterday, I gave you 10 easy items to make for a food swap, and divulged that one of the items I was making for tonight is caramelized onions. In addition to that, I’m taking jars of taco seasoning mix, but I wanted one more thing.
- 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
- 6 fluid ounces warm water (Just fill the empty tomato paste can)
- 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic (jarred garlic works just fine)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
In a bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until well combined.
Allow to sit for at least a half hour for flavors to blend. Refrigerate if it will be sitting for more than 30 minutes.
Use anywhere you would use pizza sauce.
- The original recipe called for 3 times the amount of honey I used, but I cut it considerably because it was too sweet for my family’s taste.
- It also called for 1 teaspoon anchovy paste. I may try that sometime, but since I don’t keep it around the house, I left it out. Leaving it out also makes this vegetarian.
- Double or triple (or more this recipe) and freeze some for future use.
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