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Pizza Sauce


Here is my favorite Pizza Sauce recipe that is perfect for homemade pizzas.


1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 Cloves Garlic, finely grated
15 oz Can Tomato Sauce
6 oz Can Tomato Paste
1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
1 teas[ppm Italian Seasoning
1 teaspoon Dried Basil
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, about 1/8 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 Tablespoon Dried Onion Flakes
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano


Heat olive oil over medium/high heat in a medium saucepan.  Add garlic, cooking for about 1 minute.

Add tomato sauce and paste.  Turn heat to low when adding tomatoes to avoid splashing.  Turn heat to medium.

Add all seasonings.  Bring to a bubble, reduce to low and simmer for at least 5 minutes.  Adjust seasonings to taste.


This pizza sauce freezes well.


Yield: about 1 1/2 Cups

Marinara Sauce


This is an easy slow cooker Marinara Sauce.  This recipe makes a lot of sauce, so make sure you have some zip top bags and freezer space.


3 (28 oz) Cans Crushed Tomatoes
2 (15 oz) Cans Tomato Sauce
3 (6 oz) Cans Tomato Paste
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Large Onion, finely chopped
4 Cloves Garlic, finely grated
2 Celery Stalks, finely chopped
2 Carrots, peeled and finely chopped
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 teaspoon Black Pepper
4 Bay Leaves


Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat.  Once hot, add onion, garlic, celery and carrots.  Cook, stirring frequently until softened and translucent.

Pour all cans of tomatoes into a slow cooker along with the sauteed vegetables, salt, pepper and bay leaves.  Cook on high for 4 hours.


Yield: Slow cooker full of marinara sauce


Enchilada Sauce


I’ve been wanting to make my own Enchilada Sauce for quite some time now.  I typically use store bought canned Macayo’s Enchilada Sauce and really enjoy the taste of it.  I wouldn’t say this Enchilada sauce is a copycat recipe, but it is certainly comparable.  The cayenne pepper gives this some heat, so adjust to your liking.  This could be made gluten free by omitting the flour.  This was prepared in a Vitamix blender, so I cannot say how well it will turn out in your average blender.  This Enchilada Sauce recipe made just the right amount for one batch of enchiladas.


1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Flour
2 1/2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
15 oz Can Tomato Sauce
1 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth


Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and warmed.





Yield: about 3.5 Cups Enchilada Sauce

Pasta with Creamy Tomato and Sausage Sauce

I made this delicious pasta dish a few nights ago for some good friends.  It based off of a recipe from Simply Recipes.

2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oli
1 Onion, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, finely grated
1/2 lb Sweet Italian Sausage, casings removed
1/2 lb Spicy or Hot Italian Sausage, casings removed
1 Cup Whipping Cream
2 (14.5 oz) Cans Salsa Style Diced Tomatoes
1 Box Spaghetti Noodles
1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.  Add the onions and garlic, cooking until tender, about 3 minutes.  Add the sausages and break them up a bit.  Cook until no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.  Stir in the cream and simmer for 5 minutes.  Add the tomatoes and simmer for 15 minutes.

While the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta by bringing a large pot of water to a boil.  Salt the water, add the pasta and cook until al dente.

Toss the cooked pasta with the sausage sauce.  Serve with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top

Serves: 6