Friday, October 3, 2008

Food Friday - Marinara Sauce or Pizza Sauce

Here is a fool-proof, yummy way to make pizza sauce or marinara sauce.

  • 1 Can Hunts Tomato Sauce (for all I know other brands are just as good, but I always use Hunts)
  • Italian Spices (you can either use a prepared mix or use Oregano, Basil, Thyme)
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • 1/2 C Water (for marinara only, not for pizza sauce)
  • 1/4 C Brown Sugar (for marinara only, not for pizza sauce)
For pizza, just open the can of tomato sauce and sprinkle in your spices to taste. Mix with a table spoon and then spoon out on your pizza dough and then top with cheese and your favorite toppings.

For marinara, pour the sauce into a medium sauce pan and then add the other ingredients and heat to desired temperature. You can add any or all of the following to jazz up your sauce: mushrooms, onions, minced garlic, stewed tomatoes, peppers, or whatever. Serve over pasta with grilled chicken or ground beef. Serve with french bread.

You can also cook any variety of vegetables (broccoli, carrots, spinach, cauliflower, zucchini, squash, whatever) and then puree them and add them to your sauce. This is a good way to disguise veggies if you have picky eaters.

This also freezes really well!

Eden: 5 Celery Sticks (it has tomatoes so of course she loves it)
Phil: 5 Celery Sticks ("it is really good!")
Heidi: 5 Celery Sticks (you can't beat it for fast, simple, and delicious!)
Brian D (our friend): 5 Celery Sticks ("I, and when I say 'I' I mean my wife, needs this recipe")

2 response(s):

Alisha said...

Good one! I too give this one 5 celery sticks after enjoying it on a pizza!

Corrie said...

Dah - ess gooood.