Last year the Mr. and I were snowed in, in a late winter snow storm. While we were deciding what to have for lunch, we noticed we had one pizza crust left, a little bit of mozzarella, a little bit of cheddar and some pepperonis. Almost everything for a pizza EXCEPT the sauce! The Mr. challenged me to make pizza sauce from scratch — something I had never tried before! I jumped at the challenge and was AMAZED at the results. I found this recipe at Cook Like Your Grandmother and I’m absolutely hooked on this adorable, home-cookin’, down-to-earth food blog.
That summer, while canning the tomatoes from the garden, I made a huge batch of pizza sauce and canned it in a hot water bath for 25 min. We had organic, homemade pizza sauce available all year!
- 1 Tbsp EVOO
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 medium white onion, cubed
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 14.5 oz cans of tomatoes (garlic and oregano)
- 1 Tbsp basil pesto
- Sauté onion in oil and butter
- Add garlic, sauté briefly
- add cans of tomatoes and pesto
- simmer for 15-20 min, and blend