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Healthy Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipes To Enjoy Guilt-Free
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Pizza is one of the most famous foods in the entire world, and as all of us would agree, quite an unhealthy one too. This Italian dish is quite the culinary surprise and an easy dish to prepare for a late-night snack or party. Suppose you want your pizza to be healthier and want to enjoy it guilt-free. In that case, you can replace the unhealthy, preserved, and super expensive pizza sauce available in the market with your homemade pizza sauce. Keep reading to know the easiest pizza sauce recipes that exist.

 

Pizza Sauce Recipe

Whether you are someone who loves cooking or who is as lazy as a sloth, we have you covered with recipes that fit both genres of pizza lovers! Read on to know how to prepare your pizza sauce by cooking or not cooking!

 

1. Tomato and Herbs Without cooking

Ingredients

  • Water
  • Tomato Paste
  • Virgin Olive Oil
  • Minced cloves of garlic
  • Your favorite herbs - you can use the basics like dried oregano, thyme and basil, and crushed rosemary.
  • Ground black pepper as per your taste
  • Salt as per your taste

Procedure

  • Take a large bowl or a jar where you want to store your pizza sauce. 
  • Mix tomato paste and water with a bit of virgin olive oil in the jar. 
  • In this paste, add minced cloves of garlic and your favorite herbs. You can use the basics like dried oregano, thyme and basil, and crushed rosemary. In the end, add ground black pepper and salt to your taste. 
  • Mix the paste well. Leave the sauce undisturbed for a few hours to stand in the jar so its ingredients mix well and the flavors spread throughout the sauce. 
  • Once the mixture sets, it is ready to use. You can spread it on a pizza base, top it off with your favorite toppings and enjoy it guilt-free!

 

2. Tomato and Herbs With cooking

Ingredients

  • Water
  • Tomatoes
  • Virgin Olive Oil
  • Chopped cloves of garlic
  • Your favorite herbs - you can use the basics like dried oregano, thyme and basil, and crushed rosemary
  • Red chili flakes (optional)
  • Sugar
  • Ground black pepper as per your taste
  • Salt as per your taste

Procedure

  • Before starting with making the sauce, you need to prepare your tomatoes. Rinse and wash your tomatoes thoroughly with clean water. Remove the skin and seeds from the tomatoes. You can do this by putting the tomatoes into hot boiling water for a minute or keeping them in ice-cold water just enough to shed their skins. After the tomatoes have shed their skins, cut them in half and remove the seeds using a knife. Now, dice the tomatoes into pieces.
  • Now, add the diced tomato pieces into a blender. Blend the tomatoes into a nice and fine tomato puree. 
  • To further cook the tomato puree, use a heavy bottom pan and heat it on mid-flame. Put a bit of virgin olive oil on the pan and wait for it to become hot. 
  • Once the oil is pretty hot, add chopped garlic. Stir and cook the garlic until it turns golden and emits its fragrance. 
  • Add red chili flakes if you want to. Let this mix cook up for about a minute. Add the blended tomato puree to the pan and stir it. 
  • Cover the pan with a lid and let the puree sit in the pan for about 15 minutes. 
  • Once the tomato puree seems thicker than before, you can put out the lid. Add salt and pepper as per your taste. Add a little sugar to your puree to balance out all the flavors. 
  • In the end, top it off with all of your favorite herbs. You can use the basics like dried oregano, thyme, basil, and crushed rosemary. 
  • Mix and blend the flavors well into your pizza sauce and let it simmer for another 5 to 7 minutes to make the consistency thicker. Once it is cooled down, you can spread it on a pizza base, top it off with your favorite toppings and enjoy it guilt-free!

 

3. With bell peppers

Ingredients

  • Diced tomatoes
  • Diced onions
  • Bell peppers
  • Virgin olive oil
  • Minced cloves of garlic
  • Your favorite herbs - you can use the basics like dried oregano, thyme and basil, and crushed rosemary
  • Red chili flakes (optional)
  • Paprika
  • White/Brown Sugar
  • Ground black pepper as per your taste
  • Salt as per your taste

Procedure

  • Before making your pizza sauce, you will need to make a puree of your bell peppers. Wash your bell peppers thoroughly with clean water and roast them on the gas stove. Put the roasted bell peppers in ice-cold water immediately so that it becomes easier to remove their skin. After removing the skin, mix your bell peppers in a blender to make a puree. 
  • To start making the pizza sauce, heat olive oil in a pan. Add minced garlic cloves and cook for a few seconds until it emits its fragrance. 
  • Now, add chopped onion, roasted bell pepper puree, and tomatoes. After this, add all the dry ingredients like herbs, seasoning, sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir the pizza sauce together. 
  • Mix and blend the flavors well into your pizza sauce. Let it simmer for another 5 to 7 minutes on medium flame to make the consistency thicker. Once it is cooled down, you can spread it on a pizza base, top it off with your favorite toppings and enjoy it guilt-free!

 

Cured Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipes

 

4. Vegan Pizza Sauce

Ingredients

  • Tomato puree or sauce (without extra additives)
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Your favorite herbs - you can use the basics like dried oregano, thyme and basil, and crushed rosemary
  • Red chili flakes (optional)
  • Sugar
  • Ground black pepper as per your taste
  • Salt as per your taste

Procedure

Collect all the ingredients and add them to a blender or a mixer. Keep blending until you get a perfect and smoothed-out pizza sauce to ensure that the flavors are evenly spread throughout the pizza sauce. You can now spread your freshly prepared pizza sauce on a pizza base, top it off with your favorite toppings and enjoy it guilt-free!

 

How to store your pizza sauce

1. In the refrigerator 

You can store your freshly prepared pasta pizza sauce in an airtight container or jar and keep it in the refrigerator once it has cooled down. The sauce can be kept fresh in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Be sure to let the pizza sauce sit alone for a while after taking it out of the refrigerator before using it on your pizza dough.

 

2. In the freezer

You can store your freshly prepared pizza sauce in an airtight container or jar and keep it in the freezer once it has cooled down. The sauce can be kept fresh in the freezer for up to two months. Be sure to let the pizza sauce sit alone for a while after taking it out of the freezer before using it on your pizza dough. You can even throw the sauce in the microwave for a couple of minutes if you do not wish to wait for it to melt down. 

 

Benefits of homemade pizza sauce

Tomatoes are pretty rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, and consuming even a cup of tomato sauce daily is equal to half of your body's daily requirement for these vitamins. Tomatoes are also rich in antioxidants and provide fiber to your body. 

The canned pizza sauces available in the market are expensive. They have high amounts of added preservatives, which can cause significant harm to your body if consumed regularly, depending on your intake. This is why preparing and using homemade pizza sauce is way healthier - it contains no added preservatives and the goodness and nutrition of tomato sauce. Additionally, you can customize your pizza sauce according to your liking and consume it fresh, which gives you all the health benefits, unlike canned sauce and supermarket ones. 

 

Conclusion

We know that anyone and everyone loves eating pizzas. We all experience a guilt trip after having a good amount of delicious pizza. To make your pizza way healthier and enjoy it guilt-free, the easiest step you can take up is to make homemade pizza sauce. It is easy to make and is healthier and significantly cheaper than canned and preserved pizza sauces on the market. Follow the above recipes to make your own delicious plus healthy pizza sauce, and follow cured.com for more healthy recipes!

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