This Valentine’s my husband and I decided that we would avoid the restaurant crowds and would cook homemade pizza instead! We had a wonderful time. I made the sauce while Adam made the dough. We will probably do this again next year.
These sauce and dough recipes are my favorite! We have used them many times. You will have leftover pizza sauce, so you can save it and make pizza again in a few days!
Yummy Pizza Sauce Ingredients*
1 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 white onion & 1 clove garlic, chopped finely in a food processor
1 can (14-ounces) whole peeled tomatoes, in juice
2 fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
*recipe adapted from Don Pintabona and the Food Network
Add the olive oil to a sauce pan and heat on medium high. Add the onions and garlic mixture and saute until slightly translucent.
Chop whole tomatoes with juice in food processor and add to onion mixture.
Add fresh basil, oregano, and salt & pepper to taste.
Simmer for at least 15 minutes. While the sauce is simmering prepare your dough.
We thought that the sauce was too chunky, so we threw it back in the food processor.
Amazing Thin Crust Pizza*
1/4 teaspoon sugar
3/4 cup hot water
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Other things you will need
Various pizza toppings of your choosing
Finely shredded mozzarella–stay away from reduced fat, if you are counting calories just use less