Who Knew..

I have never liked Red Sauces: Pizza sauce, marinara sauce, pasta sauce. Ehhk. Growing up, my brother, Darwood, would disgust me with his pizza sandwich fixation. He would take a piece of bread, lather it in pizza sauce and throw on a slice of American cheese topped with the other piece of bread.

But that strong distaste for all red sauces has changed.

I recently made this pizza sauce recipe. I never knew that a tomato based sauce could be so delicious. The sweet and spicy combination won my heart. I was literally eating this pizza sauce out of bowl with a spatula. I couldn’t get enough. This was REVOLUTIONARY for my previously picky taste-buds.

You should seriously taste this stuff— even if you don’t have a pizza crust. The sauce is that good. I might even be able to scarf down a pizza sandwich now.


  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 6 fluid ounces warm water
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • salt to taste

In a small bowl, mix well. Let the flavors mix for 30 minutes.

*The spice amounts are really more of suggestions. Most of the reviews I read of this particular recipe thought that there was too much honey and I understand their concern: The sauce is sweet. If you do not prefer sweet pizza sauces cut back on the honey. I go much more by my tastes than by these actual measurements- You are free to follow your taste buds! Be Courageous!*

Adapted from: Angie Gorkoff on Allrecipe

My new aim is to find a tomato pasta sauce equally tasty. Happy Cooking in your Kitchen!

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