It ended up being a small affair with just a few people, but considering our apartment is quite small, and this was my first time to teach a cooking class, I was glad for the small size. It was more intimate that way. Like friends having a cooking party rather than a formal class.
We made thin crust personal pizzas including the pizza dough and pizza sauce, salad with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette, and brownies.
We all had fun, and only one dish was broken! Ha!
I thought I would share my pizza sauce recipe with you today. Pizza sauce is really really easy to make, and it only has five ingredients. Also, it also only takes, oh, less than 10 minutes to make. It’s easy. But it tastes great!
This recipe makes more sauce than you’ll need for your pizza/pizzas (unless you’re making enough pizzas for a party). You can freeze the leftover sauce for later, or, what I usually like to do, is to use it as pasta sauce the next day. Add a little basil and/or oregano and you have marinara sauce. Add some chopped up olives, capers, and anchovies (or can tuna), and you have puttanesca sauce.
Or you can just make more pizzas. Never a bad idea, that. You can never have too much pizza, right? Right.
- 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 large onion (or 1 whole small onion), diced
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 tsp. salt (or to taste)
- Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and saute gently for 3 – 4 minutes, or until onion turns translucent.
- Add onion and garlic to a blender along with the tomatoes. Blend until smooth. Return to skillet, add salt, and heat through.
- Use as pizza sauce, pasta sauce, etc. Can refrigerate up to one week, and freeze up to one month.