4 cooking tips for a rich and delicious pizza sauce

February 2, 2015

Sauce can make or break a pizza. If you're making it yourself, here are some cooking tips to permanently wipe the thought of buying store sauce from your mind.

4 cooking tips for a rich and delicious pizza sauce

There are several ways to make a zesty and delicious pizza sauce at home that can result in an outstanding pie.

Check out the list below for tips on how to make a richer and tastier sauce.

1. Add cheese

If you're looking to make your sauce richer, cheese is one of the best ingredients to add.

  • Cheese is rich itself, and it melts into the pizza sauce well.
  • The best kind of cheese to add for a rich tomato sauce is Parmesan, because it's mild and pairs well with Italian flavours.
  • Melted cheese in the tomato sauce also thickens the sauce and gives it a nice smooth texture.

2. Roast your garlic

Tomato sauces for pizza nearly always call for garlic.

  • Most of the sauces ask for raw minced garlic or garlic cooked in oil or butter.
  • If you want a richer, more intense flavour in your pizza sauce, consider roasting your garlic before you add it.
  • First, wrap unpeeled cloves in tin foil and put them in the oven at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  • When it's done, peel it and its soft texture will mix right into the sauce. Roasted garlic has a smokier, heartier flavour than regular garlic. It will give your sauce a stronger taste.

3. Use ripe plum tomatoes

Cooks use all kinds of tomatoes to make pizza sauce.

  • If you want the richest and tastiest sauce possible, you need to use ripe, fresh plum tomatoes.
  • It can be difficult to find standard tomatoes that are both delicious and full of flavour, but ripe plum tomatoes will ensure that you get a fruity and sweet flavour that's also a bit zesty.

4. Add fat

In addition to cheese, you may want to add another kind of fat to your pizza sauce, like oil or butter.

  • Add several tablespoons of butter to your pizza sauce as it cooks and you'll end up with a sauce that's rich and decadent.
  • Combine this with melted cheese, roasted garlic or ripe plum tomatoes, and you're well on your way to a five-star pizza sauce.


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