One Dish Pizza Sauce

I kind of don’t know how to say this. This sauce doesn’t knock my socks off. Oh, it’s good. It tastes like pizza sauce and it’s great on our homemade pizza. David loves it and thinks it’s the perfect sauce. Every time I try to change it he huffs a little bit. He likes basic, no-frills sauce. I like fancy-schmancy, heirloom tomato Smitten Kitchen sauce, and things like that. So I guess I should say, if you like regular, normal, home-cooked food, you’ll probably think this sauce is just right.

Also, if you’re the chief dish-washer in your house, you’ll think this sauce is the bomb since it only uses one dish – a spoon. Ok, two if you’re going to use a measuring spoon and feel the need to wash it after scooping dry spices (which I don’t. I rinse it and toss it back in the drawer. For real).

It also couldn’t be easier to make!

One Dish Pizza Sauce

-Ingredients-

1 28oz can crushed tomatoes (Hunt’s is BPA-free)
2 t. basil
2 t. oregano
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. onion powder
1/4 t. crushed red pepper flakes
1 t. honey (you can totally just drizzle a bit of honey into the sauce. Measuring is optional!)

1. The can of tomatoes.

Hunt's crushed tomatoes
Hunt's crushed tomatoes

Open it.

You can use an electric can opener, or throw it against a rock repeatedly. Or, you know, use an old-fashioned hand-crank can opener. That’s what I do.

2. Add the spices and honey. Stir to combine.

Pizza sauce in the can
Pizza sauce in the can

That’s it! Now use it to make some really awesome homemade pizza.

Homemade Pizza
Homemade Pizza

Notes: I like to use half the sauce when I make it, then freeze the rest for another night. I get two pizza’s worth of sauce from this recipe, plus a little extra for dipping.

Yield: Enough sauce for 2-3 pizzas, depending on how much sauce you use, and of course, the size of the pizzas.