Quick Pizza Sauce Ingredients

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2 tablespoons olive oil

Nobody will notice if yours is extra virgin or not.

2 teaspoons minced garlic

Fresh minced garlic would be better but this is the quick sauce.

3 tablespoons tomato paste

This is the sauce thickener, but be sure you cook it.

1 15-ounce can crushed or diced tomatoes

I accidentally got the Italian Style and it was good. Tomato sauce wouldn’t taste as good. We’ll post some other not-so-quick sauces with fresh tomatoes.

1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
(or 2 tablespoons fresh)
1 teaspoon dried basil
(or 2 tablespoons fresh)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds (optional)

Fresh herbs are better if you have them. If you like spicier sauce, add the optional pepper flakes and fennel seeds, or double up on them, or if you want to go for it, even add 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne.

1 teaspoon sugar

You can use honey or any other sweetener.

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (optional)

This really rounds out the taste if you have some around! Red wine vinegar works fine, too.

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