Monday, January 13, 2014

Toppings for Pizza!

The main base for pizza toppings is a sauce of any kind, either a marinara or a white sauce, and some sort of cheese and pretty much whatever the maker wants! You are the boss of your pizza! 

My favorite sauce, is either the tomato Ragu pizza sauce or my homemade blend. 

Either I buy petite diced tomatoes (canned) or tomato sauce. Use the diced tomatoes if you like a more chunkier sauce or the tomato sauce for a more creamy one. I prefer a chunkier sauce.

Dice garlic (as much as you like I normally use about 2 cloves ) In a small saucepan over medium high heat bring about 2 tablespoons of olive oil to temperature. Add the garlic but do NOT cook until browned. You do not want to brown your garlic just saute until it is fragrant. When the garlic is fragrant, add the can of diced tomatoes and stir. Bring the tomatoes up to temperature.

Next lower the heat to medium low and put a lid on the pot.

Gather some dried herbs and flavors to your taste. I recommend a good tablespoon of sugar, salt and pepper to taste, a pinch of oregano, parsley (fresh or dried) as much as you like ( I add normally at least 3 teaspoons), a pinch of basil, and a teaspoon of garlic powder. 

Add these ingredients to the tomato mix and let simmer stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. 

After the 5 minutes are up (skip this step if you are using tomato sauce) pour the sauce into a blender or food processor (be careful its hot) and pulse until your desired consistency and then simmer for another 5-10 minutes until thickened.

Spread on the uncooked dough and top with your favorite pizza toppings. 

Choose a mozzarella cheese for a base and then top with a stronger cheese if desired like a Parmesan, or a Gruyere

Top with your favorite combinations and bake until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted  


  1. That sounds really good... Have you tried this with fresh tomatoes? Would that make it turn out any different?

  2. reading any of these makes me hungry they all sound so good

  3. I think that this a great article and makes me want to eat one of your pizzas.