Homemade Pizza Sauce
- 1 15 oz can tomato sauce (the plain just-tomatoes type)
- 1 clove garlic, smashed
- 2 T onion, chopped
- 1 T olive oil
- 1 t dried basil (use fresh if you have it)
- 1/2 t dried oregano
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/4 t black pepper
- dash of red pepper flakes (more if you like heat)
In a sauce pan, heat up the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook until the onion becomes translucent, stirring occasionally (about 5 min). Add the tomato sauce and stir. Add the spices and stir until incorporated. Once the sauce starts to bubble, turn the heat down to low. Simmer on the stove as long as you want, but at least 15-20 minutes for best flavor. If you want to use this as pizza sauce, it is a good idea to fish out the garlic/onion chunks- especially the garlic- you don't want to accidentally bite into that!
Use this sauce for pizza, pasta (spaghetti squash if you are Paleo), or whatever your heart desires. You'll see right away that store-bought is no comparison!