We love making homemade pizzas. I shared my homemade pizza dough recipe with you the other day and now I get to share with you my super easy homemade pizza sauce.
It literally takes minutes to make this sauce and if you already have some par-paked pizza crusts on hand, you can make dinner in about 15-20 minutes. To me, this is less time than calling the pizza delivery guy — and the kids can get in on the fun as well.
When my daughter was little, this was always her favorite part. We used this as a way to teach fractions in math class when we homeschooled.
Through making homemade pizza sauce, Kayla learned the difference between 8 ounces and 16 ounces. She learned how to half things, the difference between 1/4 teaspoon and 1/2 teaspoon — and how many teaspoons make a tablespoon.
How to Make Homemade Pizza Sauce
- 8 ounces of tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon of sugar or honey
- 1/2 teaspoon basil
- 1/4 teaspoon of oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Mix all the ingredients together and spread over the top of your pizza crust. Top with your favorite pizza toppings and bake in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes.
Making homemade pizzas are so much better for you than the store bought ones. If you keep ingredients on hand all the time, you can make a homemade pizza for literally pennies!
Cans of tomato sauce at the grocery store usually run anywhere from .25 to .50 each. All of the other ingredients are pantry staples, so your delicious and homemade pizza that will be so much better than frozen or takeout — will be totally inexpensive.
I love when I can create a meal for my family that costs literally nothing out of pocket.
I also love that this sauce uses honey to sweeten it instead of sugar. It’s really good for you and healthy and if you make your pizza dough with whole wheat flour, you can have a very delicious and good for you meal.
What is your favorite food to make for your family?