Pizza Sauces

  in Main Dishes, Recipes, Sauces, Side Dishes, Vegetarian

Try one of these homemade sauces the next time you make pizza at home. Or try our pizza recipe.

Raw Tomato Sauce

1 lb roma tomatoes, chopped*
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Combine the tomatoes, garlic, and herbs in a blender or food processor. Pulse until combined and still a little lumpy. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

*If you don’t mind tomato skins, leave them on. But you can peel the tomatoes if you like by scoring the ends with a sharp knife, placing  them in boiling water for a minute, and shocking in ice water. The skins will then slip right off.

Uncooked Pizza Sauce #1

1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
3 oz. tomato paste
4 tablespoons Pecorino Romano
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons dried basil

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Uncooked Pizza Sauce #2
1 6-oz can tomato paste
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

White Sauce

2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup hot milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup parmigiano-reggiano cheese, shredded

Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the flour flour and stir until thoroughly mixed. Slowly whisk in milk. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook gently for 2-3 minutes whisking constantly. Let cool.

Basil Pesto

1 cup walnuts or pine nuts
Sea salt and ground pepper
8 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil  

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts evenly on a rimmed baking sheet; toast in oven until golden and fragrant, stirring once, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool completely.

In a food processor, combine nuts, basil, and garlic; season generously with salt and pepper. Process until nuts are finely chopped. With machine running, pour oil in a steady stream through the feed tube and process until smooth.

Garlic Oil Sauce

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic

Puree olive oil and garlic in a blender and store in a small covered jar. Brush oil sauces on pizza dough, sprinkle on desired cheese, and then toppings.