Mm... this sauce is thick, rich, and very hearty with bold pieces of sautéed onion and garlic littered through it. It's absolutely perfect for dipping, but would be just as amazing atop some 3 Ingredient Pizza Dough, or in any other place that you would use a typical pizza sauce.
This recipe is super easy to toss together and takes little to no effort at all. I would say I got a good 4 1/2 cups of sauce out of this batch, enough to cover 9 personal size pizzas or 3 large pizzas.
If you're trying to make this more kid friendly you can always swap the onions out for about 1/2 tsp. of onion powder instead. That way you get some onion flavor without the grumbling. My little one didn't mind the actual onions being there though, and she's a red sauce snob these days!
I won't tell you that I was eating this by the spoonful while in my kitchen and I did not burn my mouth with it by being impatient.
Thick & Hearty Pizza Sauce
Servings: 9 • Size: 1/2 Cup Sauce • Calories: 52.5 • Fat: 0.7 g • Carb: 11 g • Fiber: 2.8 g • Protein: 2.6 g • Sugar: 2.5 g • Sodium: 270.8 mg
1/2 Tbsp. Light Butter
3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
1/2 C. White Onion, Minced
28 Oz. Crushed Tomatoes
6 Oz. Tomato Paste
1 Tsp. Dried Basil
1/2 Tsp. Dried Oregano
1/2 Tsp. Sugar
Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
Salt & Pepper to Taste
Sauté the butter, garlic and onion in a large pot over medium heat until the veggies are starting to become tender.
Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, and seasonings. Bring the sauce to a boil.
Cover and reduce heat to low, simmering for 10-15 minutes.
Careful when cooking this. Tomato sauce tends to bubble and pop up to get you when you least expect it!
Remove from heat and stir carefully. Allow to cool slightly before using.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze for use later!