Monday, February 3, 2014


My picky-picky husband has been my pizza sauce Guinea pig taste tester for 43 years (pizza is his all time favorite thing to eat). I have to admit that I fed him some pretty funky pizza's over the years....he has been a brave man.

Well, several years ago, I got serious about my goal (to re-create a pizzeria style pizza sauce) and started experimenting again (poor husband). Some were too garlic-y; some were too onion-y; some were too oregano-y; etc.  

After dozens and dozens and dozens of pizza's, I've finally come up with the perfect blend of spices. Picky-picky husband is really smiling and making lip smacking noises when he eats my pizza these days (insert my big grin here). I hope your family likes it too.


(1) 6 ounce can of tomato paste
1  1/2 cans of water
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
scant 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds (don't leave out)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese  (add AFTER its cooked)

Whisk together and simmer the above ingredients (minus the cheese) for about 5 minutes (SLOW simmer). Remove from heat and stir in 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (I use the stuff in the green can).

That's it!!  It's good to go immediately or you can keep it in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. It really is wonderful.

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