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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


Our Family Pizza Dough

I have tried every pizza crust recipe imaginable. Naturally I would adjust these recipes in search of the perfect dough. After countless pizzas made with love and creativity I managed to discover my very own recipe. Here is Mama Spacedust Family Pizza Crust Recipe.

1.5 Cups water (warm)

1 Tbs honey or sugar

1 Package dry yeast

1 Tbs olive oil

3 Cups Organic White Flour

1 Tsp salt

Dissolve the honey in the water and then add the yeast. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes until the yeast begins foam.

In a large bowl mix the four and salt together. Add the oil to the yeast mixture and then stir the wet ingredients into the flour. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon fold the dry ingredients into the yeast mixture until a dough ball begins to form.

If the dough is very wet you can sprinkle some flour onto the dough. The dough should be sticky and very soft.

Coat your hands with olive oil and begin kneading the dough. Do this for no less than five minutes.

Cover the bowl and set it in a warm place for 30 or more minutes.

If you would like to make this dough earlier in your day: set the bowl of prepared pizza crust dough in the refrigerator. Pull it out of the fridge 20 minutes before forming to place in the oven.

I like using a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Your pizza crust will be rectangular rather than the traditional circle.

Punch down the pizza crust dough and preheat your oven to 375 degrees. After the oven is hot and ready to go coat your hands with olive oil and spray your parchment covered cookie sheet with olive oil as well. Begin to work your dough into a rectangular shape on the sheet. Allow the dough to be thicker on the perimeter and slightly thinner in the center.

At this point I enjoy dusting the top of the dough with a mixture of garlic powder and Italian herb seasoning. Now place your dough into the oven.

Doing a pre bake of your pizza dough will give you a crispy bottom on the crust. Allow your crust to pre bake for at least 7 minutes.

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Thank you for checking out my family Pizza Crust Recipe. Let me know how it works out for you all in the comments below.

Wishing y’all freedom health and happiness. Live Radically