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Quick Pizza Sauces For Busy People

The quickest way to make a pizza sauce is avoiding it all together.

The Simplest Sauce:

  • Tomatoes (any variety)
  • Salt
  • Olive oil

Slice your tomatoes thinly. Place your tomatoes on a hot pizza crust. Dust the tomatoes with sea salt. Finish with a mist or sprinkle of olive oil. That’s it! Now you can begin to layer your toppings.

Quick Pizza Sauces :

  • Tomatoes or canned tomatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Garlic ( minced) or garlic powder
  • Italian herbs
  • optional tomato paste

There are several ways to tackle this. If you are using fresh tomatoes you should wash and chop them. 2-2.5 cups of chopped tomatoes will yield enough sauce for a couple of pizzas. If you are using canned tomato it is best to get chopped tomato or a purée. If you have whole or crushed tomatoes use a food processor or immersion blender.

In a small sauce pan heat 1-2 tbs of olive oil. If you are using fresh garlic add it to the olive oil on medium heat. Allow the garlic to cook in the olive oil for approximately 5 minutes then add the tomatoes. The amount of salt you add to your sauce depends on your dietary preference. I would add approximately 1.5 tsp of salt. Bring the sauce to a simmer. On medium heat cover your sauce pan and cook for 20 minutes (stir occasionally).

Your tomatoes should be softened and resembling a sauce. If you like a thicker sauce you can add a spoonful of tomato paste now. Add your garlic powder and Italian herbs and cover for another 10 minutes.

If you want a smooth sauce you can use an immersion blender. That’s it!

You are not limited to these ingredients. Often I will grate a carrot and add this to the tomatoes. If you have a picky eater at home and you want to sneak some greens into their diet do it with the sauce.

Picky Kids Sauce

  • Tomatoes (fresh or canned)
  • Garlic (minced) or garlic powder
  • Carrot (grated)
  • Olive oil
  • Spinach (1 cup for every 2 cups of tomato)
  • Italian herbs
  • tomato paste (optional)

In a food processor place your chopped tomatoes, garlic, carrot and spinach. Pulse until nicely blended. Heat your olive oil in a small sauce pan and add your sauce. Follow the directions above.

When you add your toppings to your pizza this green powered sauce will be totally disguised. It works like a charm.

Try the Mama Spacedust Family Pizza Crust Recipe

Let me know how your sauce works out! Keep it wild, live Radically