The Best Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe
Thick, Rich, and Intense
Uncooked sauce is great for deep-dish pizza that takes a while to bake, for a thin-crust pizza, cooked sauce brings a ton of flavor and won't make your crust soggy, even with a short baking time.
Olive oil pepper flake Salt & pepper Italian seasoning Diced onion Garlic
Tomato paste Canned tomatoes Red Wine Vinegar Ground fennel (secret ingredient!)
Build flavor by infusing the oil with chile flakes. Then cook onion and garlic with all the spices except fennel. Add the tomato paste and "stir-fry" to caramelize the paste.
Here's what I mean by "stir frying" the tomato paste. Let it cook and sizzle until the color darkens just a bit. This adds an extra layer of intense flavor to your sauce.
Add tomatoes, red wine vinegar, and ground fennel. As the tomatoes cook, chop them up with a meat chopper or the back of a wooden spoon.
Simmer until the pizza sauce mounds on your spoon and the flavor is intense. This will take about 20 minutes.
When saucing and adding toppings to your pizza, take care not to go overboard. You want just a thin coat of sauce. That's why the flavor is concentrated. A little goes a long way!
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