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Basic Pasta/Pizza Sauce Our recipe uses onions, garlic, dried herbs, crushed tomatoes and a pinch of sugar, salt and black pepper. It's almost as easy as using hacks to make store-bought tomato sauce taste better, but making it from scratch allows you to control the ingredients. Great for vegetable pizza, meat pizza, or pasta. You can cook Basic Pasta/Pizza Sauce using 13 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Basic Pasta/Pizza Sauce

  1. It’s 1 can of 28 oz whole peeled tomatoes (I prefer a good italian brand over Hunts).
  2. It’s 2 tbsp of – 3 Tbl Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  3. You need 1 medium of onion (I typically use 1/2 large red onion) – diced.
  4. It’s 2 of to 3 garlic cloves – chopped or minced.
  5. You need 1/2 medium of carrot (chopped).
  6. Prepare 4 of to 6 basil leaves – fresh (may use dried 2 tbls).
  7. You need 1 tbsp of tomato paste.
  8. You need 1 tbsp of dried oregano.
  9. Prepare 1 of to 2 Bay leaves.
  10. Prepare 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar.
  11. You need 3 tbsp of dry white wine (choose a wine you like).
  12. It’s 1 of salt and pepper to taste (1-2 tsp each usually).
  13. You need 1 tsp of + red pepper flakes (optional).

Brush your favorite pizza dough with olive oil, spread sauce, add your favorite toppings, and bake per dough instructions. Also great for calzones or chicken, or chicken and broccoli with fettucine. The main difference is that pizza sauce is raw, whereas pasta sauce is cooked. In the region where my mother is from, oregano is for pizza sauce, not pasta sauce.

Basic Pasta/Pizza Sauce step by step

  1. Heat oil in 2-3 qt pot at med-hi. Add onions and garlic. Cook until onions become translucent. (approx 2-3 min).
  2. Add remaining ingredients and bring to boil momentarily then simmer covered. Stir occasionally. (45 min).
  3. Transfer sauce to blender or food processor and blend to desired consistency. (chunky sauce – a few good pulses; blend full speed if preferred smooth).
  4. **NOTE** Add diced bell peppers or different cheeses for different flavors of sauce.

Also, don't believe for a minute that either one should be "thick" or "heavy." If you end up with a thick pizza sauce, you're not making anything remotely Italian. Pizza sauce is typically uncooked and is made with either fresh or canned tomato and spices. Because it isn't cooked prior to going in the oven, it results in a more fresh and strong tomato flavor. On the other hand, spaghetti sauce is slowly simmered to create a more rich and deep flavor. The most classic is with cherry tomatoes, tuna, and mozzarella, but you can also prepare it with pickles, cubed cooked ham, and fontina cheese, or with different types of pesto.


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