3 Stars as written...5 Stars with changes. I took the advice of many reviewers and made a few changes. Didn't double but used a heaping teaspoon of sugar and doubled the oregano, basil and thyme. Kept all other ingredients as written. I can't imagine the sauce would have been as flavorful without bumping up the spices. I'll be using this sauce from now on but with my changes. Thanks for sharing!
We LOVE this sauce but I have to admit that sometimes I use a can of tomatoes and just blender them into a sauce for a fresher taste than canned tomato sauce. We love it both ways. Just finished using it on grilled pizzas and have enough left for a couple more little pizzas next weekend. Thanks!
With a few changes, this is a 5-star recipe. I had only 10 minutes, so I used a 6 oz can of tomato paste and 1 1/2 c. water in this recipe, instead of tomato sauce.. Also, I added a titch more sugar and then put in 1/4 tsp. garlic salt. This was absolutely delicious and I only cooked it for 5 minutes. It was PERFECT! It is better than Pizza Hut. Now it is a 5-star recipe.
I added a little more of the herbs (basil, oregano, thyme) and a little more brown sugar then it became a 5 star recipe!!! The whole family loved it!
Very good standard pizza sauce!
As per other reviewers, I doubled up on all seasoning and lemon juice. I used diced tomatoes and blended them, then cooked on stove with seasonings. I think the bay leaf really adds something I can't put my finger on. I simmered it for 1.5 hours cause I had the time to spare. I strained the sauce to get rid of extra water once it was done. It made a beautiful thick sauce. I used it for one 12 inch pizza sub,and had enough to freeze for next time. Husband complimented me on how good it was.
Perfect! And smelled so good while simmering. This made just the right amount for two 12" pizzas and tasted fabulous. Easy, too. Winner!!
This really came out great. I ended up omitting the water and doubling all of the seasonings and the lemon juice after reading some of the reviews saying it didn't have enough flavor. I don't think it could have come out better!
Sorry, but I too, thought this sauce was very bland. I agree with a couple of other reviewers, in that, it needs way more seasoning, but it's a good starter sauce. I noticed that many of the 5 star reviews were after the recipe had been tweaked somewhat and I followed it exactly as written. I'll either have to make some adjustments to this recipe, or keep looking.
I tried this tonight. Very good sauce.
I did add 2 tablespoons of cream cheese for thickening. My wife loved it.