After trying several pizza sauce recipes, I made this one and have never looked back. Iron Mike’s sauce has a sweet background which is so unique and delicious. The original recipe was a bit too sweet for our taste so I adapted it, using less honey and brown sugar.
I simmer this sauce for about an hour and sometimes more as we enjoy a thick, rich sauce. This is great to top pizza or dip calzones in. And it is just so easy to prepare that it seems silly that I bought premade sauce for so long.
Another plus to the recipe is that it makes a big amount so I freeze the remainder in batches in freezer bags (makes about 3 pizzas worth). And it thaws quickly in the microwave or on the counter.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 (28 ounce) can tomato puree
- 1 teaspoon dried onions, minced or chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 cloves fresh minced garlic
- 1 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar fresh ground pepper, to taste
- In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute the garlic for a minute.
- Add the tomato puree; watch for splattering.
- Add everything else and simmer uncovered on low, stirring frequently, for 30-60 minutes, until desired consistency has been reached.