My Favorite Pizza Sauce

I make homemade deep dish pizza once in a while, and it is always a big hit. This pizza sauce is our favorite. You can use home-canned, plain, unflavored tomato sauce or whatever organic tomato sauce you can find at the store. I think this fall I am going to try my hand at fire-roasted tomato sauce during canning season. I think it adds amazing flavor.

Fast Easy Pizza Sauce

1 8 oz can of tomato sauce

1 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp marjoram

1/2 tsp basil

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

Combine and let sit for at least 1 hour.

Sourdough Deep Dish Pizza


Sourdough Deep Dish Pizza

makes two 12″ pizzas

1 cup pure water (no chlorine)

1/3 cup sourdough starter

4 cups flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp sugar

1 Tbsp olive oil

Mix all ingredients and knead 10 minutes until dough is no longer sticky. Cover with plastic and let rest 4-7 hours, or overnight.

Punch dough down, and divide in two. You can tightly wrap one of the balls with plastic and place in freezer for later use if you like. Roll dough out so it will fit in your 12″ cast iron skillet. Place 1/4 inch of olive oil in the skillet and place dough on top. Cover and let rest in a warm place for 1-2 hours.

While dough is rising make your sauce

Pizza Sauce

1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce

1 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp marjoram

1/2 tsp basil

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

Combine and let sit for 1-2 hours for flavors to develop.

Top each pizza with 1 cup sauce, 1 cup mozzarella cheese and your choice of toppings. Rob and I love ground sausage and mushrooms on ours.

Bake in 475 degree oven for 20-22 minutes. Crust will turn golden brown and crispy around the edges. Enjoy!

I make a double batch and freeze three balls of dough for future pizzas. The night before you want to bake a pizza, place dough in fridge. Roll out and let rise 2 hours before dinner. Easy!

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