Without a doubt, people are opinionated about their pizza sauce!
Some like it smooth. Some like it chunky. Some like it simple and tomato-flavored. Some like it packed with herbs. Some like it sweet. Some like it unsweetened. But without a doubt…good pizza sauce can definitely “make” a pizza!!!
So for what it’s worth, here’s my favorite version of a “smooth” pizza sauce. (I’ll save my chunky version for another time!) I happen to like mine packed with herbs (especially fresh basil), with no added sugar, accented with a splash of red wine and just a touch of cayenne for a little “kick”. It only takes a minute to stir the ingredients together, but then I love to let it simmer on the stove fr 15 or 20 minutes, so that all of the flavors can meld perfectly together….mmmm….
Regardless of your pizza sauce preferences, if you’ve never tried making the sauce from scratch, you must! Definitely a delicious, fresh “step up” from the jar.