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A Real Chicago Pizza Sauce Recipe

We all know that true Chicago pizza features a deep, buttery crust, lots of cheese, and a chunky tomato sauce. Without any of those elements, the pizza just would not be the same. However, many restaurants claiming to offer Chicago pizza do not use the right sauce! That makes their offerings pretty disappointing.

Without a good Chicago pizza sauce recipe, you are just not going to be able to capture that classic flavor. Relatively simple, this distinctive type of pizza is one that just says Chicago. Many pizzerias in the Windy City do not make the sauce before assembling the pizza – instead, they just layer these ingredients together. However, making the sauce in advance allows you to store some for later, making pizza baking much easier in a hurry.

There is a time for thin and crispy pizzas with a light smear of sauce and a couple of toppings, but other times you will crave the thick, rich goodness of Chicago pizza which is made the authentic way. On top of the deep crust, you will be able to put this tangy tomato sauce and then your preferred toppings, to end up with the perfect pizza to please your palate, and the rest of the family too because if you make this kind of pizza there will be plenty to satisfy every belly. 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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