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How to Make Pizza Sauce – Hot and Spicy Version

If you want to know how to make pizza sauce recipes, it is easier than you might have thought. Homemade pizza sauces always taste better than pre-prepared sauces and it is usually quick and easy to make your own.

The following spicy pizza sauce recipe contains plenty of tomatoes as well as onion, a dash of white wine, oregano and some hot red pepper for a spicy kick. This pizza sauce would go well with hearty meat topping, such as salami, pepperoni, cheese, and sausage for example. Alternatively, you could use vegetables as a topping for a spicy vegetarian pizza recipe.

It is possible to buy a readymade pizza sauce from the store, even a spicy one, or buy a regular tomato sauce and then add some hot sauce yourself, but if you really want the best flavor, then you are going to have to make your own. This is a quick and easy process, and you will be combining high quality ingredients to make a wonderful-tasting sauce that will work with any pizza crust recipe and toppings.

As well as the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste, this recipe calls for other fragrant ingredients to ensure a spicy kick but also a well-balanced flavor. Taste this once and you will definitely want to make it again and again.

Spicy Pizza Sauce Recipe
Summary: Juicy, packed with tomatoes, and boasting a spicy kick as well as herbs and other accents, this is an exciting pizza sauce you can make at home with ease.
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Pizza
Serves: 8
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  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 14 ½ oz can undrained, crushed tomatoes
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  1. Heat a pan over a medium high heat and coat it with cooking spray.
  2. Sauté the onion in the pan for three minutes then add the garlic. Sauté for 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in the wine and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the oregano, tomato paste, black pepper, red pepper, and tomatoes. Turn the heat down and simmer for 20 minutes until thick.
  5. Remove from the heat, stir in the vinegar, and allow to cool.
(Makes 1⅓ cups)

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A lot of pizzas are topped with simple tomato sauce, or even something basic like tomato paste. On top of that go the toppings and that can make a tasty enough pizza, but you are missing something? If you are bored with your usual pizza sauce, try this one for size. The slightly spicy kick will tantalize your taste buds while the herb, wine and garlic flavors combine in perfect harmony to bring you something exquisite which will work on any kind of pizza crust, forming a layer between the crust and the toppings, and adding an attractive red color to the pizza as well.


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