Our Favorite Quick and Easy Pizza Sauce Recipe

5 yr old making pizza

5 yr old making pizza

Pizza is a staple in our house. Every Friday night is pizza night.  I usually make up dough on Friday afternoon for Friday night pizza. But we love pizza and calzones for snacks and quick meals as well. 

Here’s our favorite pizza sauce recipe along with a few easy ways to serve up quick pizza snacks:

Favorite Pizza Sauce Recipe

1 6 oz. can of tomato paste
6 oz. water
1 tsp of powdered garlic (for garlic lovers – fresh chopped garlic is wonderful as well)
1 tsp of Italian herbs
Honey to taste (1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon, depending on your taste)

In a bowl or saucepan, combine tomato paste, water, garlic, Italian herbs, and honey. If you are in a hurry, use immediately. If not, heat over low-medium heat to infuse flavors.  Freeze any extra for future use.

Pizza Snack Ideas:

Bagel pizzas: Smear on ½ bagel or mini-bagel and sprinkle with cheese. Heat until cheese is melted

French bread pizzas: Slice French bread open horizontally. Spread sauce over bread. Sprinkle with toppings and cheese. Heat until cheese is melted.

Calzones: Use left-over pizza dough - or other premade pizza dough. Spray a pan with non-stick spray or a light dose of olive oil. Break dough into about 2 inch balls and flatten each with the heel of your hand. On one half of each, place 1T of pizza sauce, cheese, and other favorite topping ingredients. Fold over and pinch the edges together. Cook in a preheated oven at 450 for about 15-20 minutes (depends on the size of your calzones).

(These supposedly freeze well but I’ve never been able to try it because they get eaten so fast at our house.)

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