How To Make The Perfect Sauce For Your Pizza
You can have the crispiest, fluffiest crust; the freshest, most flavoursome toppings; the most beautiful bottle of red wine to pair with dinner – but if your sauce isn’t quite hitting the mark, then the whole dish can literally fall apart!
Pizza sauce is one of the building blocks of great pizza, and its quality is essential to the success of your meal. But don’t worry – you’ll never have to take a second look at that awful shop-bought pizza sauce, ever again! Today, we take you through steps on how to make the perfect sauce for your pizza.
Choose quality ingredients
Choosing great, fresh ingredients for the sauce is one of the best tips we can give you. Just like with any dish, starting from scratch and with top quality produce is always going to elevate the meal and make it restaurant-worthy. Pick out fresh ingredients over dried, or even organic ingredients if you can.
Ingredients for the perfect pizza sauce by Alfa Ovens
- 1 ½ cups water
- 200ml can tomato paste
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ tablespoon dried oregano
- ½ tablespoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
As you can see, this pizza sauce recipe is consistent with Italian cooking: just a handful of simple yet fresh ingredients. So, there’s nothing to feel stressed about when making your perfect pizza sauce from scratch, because there’s not a lot of work to do!
And as you’ll be able to see here, combining these ingredients to make your sauce could not be easier.
Combine all the ingredients listed above in a large bowl, and mix them through together. No blending is necessary; just make sure it’s nicely mixed.
Let the sauce stand for several hours, letting the flavours of the garlic and herbs work their way through the rest of the sauce.
Spread over your pizza base and you’re ready to cook!
Benefits of homemade pizza sauce
This simple, homemade pizza sauce recipe from Alfa Ovens is simply unbeatable in the flavour department. It’s 100 times better than any store-bought pizza sauce, which all tend to have that artificial herby taste… yuck!
You can’t really say you made your pizza from scratch if you bought premade sauce from the supermarket. Making the sauce from scratch is the only way to replicate authentic, rustic Italian cooking.