No Cook Pizza Sauce
Got 5 minutes? Get a bowl, a spoon and five simple ingredients (not including water, salt and pepper) and whip up the best no cook pizza sauce ever. No cooking necessary. You will never buy commercial sauce again. I guarantee it.
I’m a pizza snob. For some reason, the pizza places in the ‘burbs have a hard time getting it right. The crust is always too puffy…the sauce too bland. There are only a few places that I will go to for pizza and even they don’t always get it right. When I have a hankering for a slice of the perfect slice….I will hop in the car and drive 30 minutes. But even that shop isn’t consistent.
The best pizza ever is at the Jersey Shore. And people can debate until they’re blue in the face about who has the best pizza but one thing is certain….it blows away anything at home. I don’t know what they do to it but it’s always crispy, perfectly tangy with a little sweet and not too greasy. Lots of cheesy goodness on top just slightly golden. I dream of shore pizza. Regularly.
I will never be able to duplicate Jersey Shore pizza at home but I can whip up the best No Cook Pizza Sauce ever known to mankind. Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration but it is pretty flippin’ good if I do say so myself. And it only takes 5 minutes. FIVE minutes!!! Do you have 5 minutes? I think you do. Do you have a bowl? I bet so.
This sauce is slightly sweet, very garlicy, and tangy. It makes me drool just thinking about it. And time just makes it better…..time gives all the flavors a chance to introduce themselves and mingle. Time is on your side. So, make this sauce in advance and it will be waiting for you when you’re ready later in the week. You can top a store-bought dough THIS No-Fail homemade dough or….my favorite, an English Muffin….for a quick weeknight dinner. No Cook Pizza Sauce is great on this grilled margherita pizza!
Pizza night just took a turn for the better in my house! No more take out.
No Cook Pizza Sauce
- 12 ounce can low-sodium tomato paste
- 6 ounces water
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir until thoroughly incorporated. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Note: Sauce can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months.