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Simple Basic Pizza Sauce

There are lots of great tasting, fancy pizza sauces out there suitable for a gourmet pie, but sometimes that is not what you’re looking for. When you are in a hurry or you do not want to make something special – just something good – a basic pizza sauce does the trick. There is no complicated cooking, no special timing, and no extra expensive ingredients.

A good basic sauce is not too fatty for everyday, but it still hits the spot. If you were thinking there is no such thing, you would be wrong. This basic pizza sauce is easy and all purpose. Use it for dipping, for making pizza bread, or any number of other options. It even tops pasta well!

The ingredients you need to make this sauce are tomatoes, of course, plus basil, garlic and tomato paste, as well as some salt and pepper to round out the flavor. Combining these few ingredients will result in a high quality pizza sauce which is more authentic than some of these sauces which include a complex range of ingredients. Because the sauce is basically basil, garlic and tomatoes, you will find it is versatile enough for any pizza crust, or to combine with any toppings. Continue reading

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi I'm Christine, and I am happy you are visiting. Food is a large part of our family's lives, and we love to try new dishes, especially Italian food which offers so much freshness and flavor, whether you are making a classic Italian dish like lasagna or pizza, or experimenting with new appetizers, entrées or desserts from Italy.

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