If you saw my post earlier this week you now know all about my dislike for pizza. So I created a new crust that has me in a better place. But once I had that crust ready to go I did not know what to top it with. I dislike most sauces on pizza because there is either too much of it or it tastes like someone smeared tomato juice on the crust and called it good. I need a little FLAVOR without too much heat. So again, I decided the best thing to do was to make it myself – Homemade Pizza Sauce.

So after many times of trial and error and researching what is in typical “seasoning” packets I came up with the following. It tastes like fresh sauce with a little kick thanks to the paprika! Yes! Paprika!

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Homemade Pizza Sauce

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Pizza Sauce

This sauce is perfect for any pizza but works great on smoked pizza. It adds just enough flavor without taking away from the smoky-ness you get.

Ingredients
  • 30 oz tomato sauce
  • 12 oz tomato paste
  • .5 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1.5 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • .5 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sugar
Instructions
  1. Whisk together until thoroughly combined.

As you can see from my image below- I don’t like a lot of sauce. I just don’t need a lot. I need enough to give a little moisture and for the toppings to help stick to the dough. But my husband slathered his sauce on and it looked really good so if you like a lot of sauce go for it!

Homemade Pizza Sauce

The joy of cooking at home is so that you can make it YOUR way – not the way Papa J thinks pizza should be made 🙂

What is the craziest topping that you add to your pizza?