Roasted Garlic Pizza Sauce

Roasted Garlic Pizza Sauce

Besides good crust, a must for every quality pizza is a respectable sauce. I wanted to create a sauce that wasn’t hard to make. Cutting all toppings is enough work. After experimenting with a number of things, I tried roasting and mashing garlic, then mixing it in the sauce. The roasted garlic added a smoky tone we think takes it to the next level. Try it on your next pizza day!

Roasted Garlic Pizza Sauce

Roasted Garlic Pizza Sauce

Yield

Makes about 1 cup (enough for 2 pizzas)

Prep time

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How it's made

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C)

 

1 garlic bulb

 

Remove outer layers of the garlic peel – the ones that go around all cloves. Cut off the top of the garlic (the side with the pointy neck) so you just barely cut the tips off each clove. Place the whole bulb on a baking pan or other ovenproof dish. Bake in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for 12 - 15 minutes, until cloves are soft when squeezed. Let cool for 20 minutes (or place on a plate in the fridge for quicker turnaround). Once garlic is cooled, squeeze the cloves out of their peels, place in a bowl, and mash with a fork.

1 tbsp olive oil

 

2 tbsp tomato paste

 

Add to the mashed garlic and mix well.

5 tbsp pasta sauce (any kind)

2 tsp oregano

1 tsp salt

Helpful tips

This pizza sauce can be kept in the fridge for 4 days. This sauce was created as a pizza sauce, but try using it as a ketchup-alternative for fries!