An All Purpose Pizza Sauce Recipe
Looking for a pizza sauce recipe that will go with pretty much any kind of pizza, from thin crust to Chicago style deep dish? If so, this is the one. Pizza sauce can be tricky to get right – it is hard to figure out what is making it taste strange sometimes. The science of making pizza sauce is probably at least as varied as the quest for the right pizza dough!
Fortunately, it is possible to make homemade pizza of the same quality, as you will find in your local pizzeria. Starting with the right sauce and doing a little experimentation are key. Try varying spice amounts and cooking time to get the sauce that suits your taste. You will never order pizza out again!
Pizza Sauce Recipe for any Pizza
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
½ cup sweet onion, chopped fine
¼ cup celery, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, minced
1 eight ounce can tomato sauce
1 six ounce can tomato paste
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 small bay leaf
1 teaspoon fennel seed, whole
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and melt butter. Add olive oil and combine, and then add onion, garlic, and celery. Sauté until soft and translucent.
Add tomato sauce and paste, stirring until well combined.
Mix in additional ingredients and lower heat to simmer.
Cook thirty to sixty minutes, until desired texture has been obtained.
Remove bay leaf and allow to cool slightly, and then spread on prepared pizza dough.
(Tops 1-3 pizzas)