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Do you love NY pizza sauce? If that thin crust taste is what you have been craving, you are not alone. However, outside of New York, there are not too many places that can really reproduce that flavor. One of the key parts of making sure you are getting true NY pizza is the sauce. A good NYC pizza sauce recipe is essential.
The best news is that it does not even have to be hard to make. This EZ NY pizza sauce goes together in a very short time and requires no cooking, but you will say it is one of the best you have ever tasted. Do not be afraid of the olive oil - it does not make this sauce greasy, and it is required to get that authentic taste. In the end, great pizza is worth it!
1 fourteen and a half ounce can of diced tomatoes, juice included
1 six ounce can of tomato paste
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped, or 2 teaspoons dried basil
1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
1 ½ teaspoons white sugar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
¾ teaspoon salt
Combine diced tomatoes, paste, herbs, seasonings, and olive oil in a bowl.
Mix together thoroughly to create a smooth sauce.
Taste, add more seasonings if preferred.
Spread on pizza crust immediately, or store in air tight containers in the refrigerator for as much as five days.
Can be frozen for two months, and should be brought to room temperature before you use it.
(Makes 2 ½ cups, or 2 to 3 pizzas.)