I had bought some of that Naan bread and thought pizza would be really good made with it. I couldn’t bring myself to buy jarred or canned pizza sauce, so I decided to make some. I knew it had to be a bit thicker than my usual marinara, so I added some tomato paste for thickener. When you can literally drink your sauce, it must be pretty good. This one has a little red pepper flakes in it, so its a bit spicy. You can always eliminate it, if you don’t want the spice. There is 2 Tbsp of sugar in it also. If you don’t like your sauce sweet, eliminate it. I love sweet sauce on pizza, it reminds me of one of my favorite pizza shops Tripoli Pizza. A trip there is always worth it, their pizza is like non other.
This sauce would also be delicious for dipping with bread sticks or anything else.
1 – 28 oz. can ground tomatoes
2-3 Tbsp olive oil
1 – small onion, finely diced
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
5 Tbsp tomato paste
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. dried parsley
about half of an 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
salt & pepper
In a skillet, heat olive oil and cook onions until translucent and tender.
Add garlic and saute for about a minute.
Add tomato paste and seasonings. Cook for a couple of minutes.
Add ground tomatoes and sugar.
Cook sauce on slow until think, about 15 -20 minutes.