Pizza Sauce

Quick Post: I found this on Tasty Kitchen awhile back and it sounded, well – tasty. I like the use of maple syrup as a sweetener and red wine as a flavor booster. Red wine and tomatoes go together really well, and white wine or vodka for that matter. This was a rich sauce and so easy to prepare. I didn’t heat it up on the stove, but chose to use the microwave instead ( fewer dishes to clean later). I used about half the batch on this pizza and I’ll freeze the rest for the next pizza night. Thanks for reading, enjoy!
Pizza Sauce – adapted from Cooking for Seven
  • 1 – 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1-2 tablespoons dry red wine (optional but very good)
  • 1/4 cup water


Place all ingredients in a small microwave safe bowl . Whisk together until well combined. Microwave for 45 seconds to heat through. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.