Some people think the cheese makes a pizza taste so good. However, I happen to believe the secret is in the sauce.
Making your own is half the fun! It's fresh and much more delicious than any bottled pizza sauce you can buy. So button up your sleeves, and let's get started!
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium white onion, finely chopped
2 15-ounce cans of crushed tomatoes
1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste, preferably from a tube
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
pinch of red pepper flake
salt and pepper to taste
Add a tablespoon or so of olive oil to a large pot over medium-high heat. Toss in the garlic and chopped onion and stir.
Cook until the onions are soft, approximately 4 to 5 minutes, then add the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste and stir to combine.
Stir in the sugar, oregano, and basil, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat to low and simmer gently for 30 to 40 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by about half.
Add red pepper flake and salt and pepper to taste.
Spread evenly on prepared pizza dough and top as desired for a delicious pizza every time!