A basic recipe for foolproof pizza dough and equally easy pizza sauce. The best bit is it makes enough for two pizzas. If you only want one pizza, freeze the other half for another day!
If you have a bread machine, just mix on Dough setting, then remove and let rise after it kneads and rests.
The dough can be frozen in plastic freezer bags in one-base portions. Be sure to thaw in the fridge, not at room temperature.
I usesd just the sauce with homemade crust (Jay's Pizza Crust, also from this site), and it was THE BOMB!!!! I can not say enough how this absolutely made my pizza delicious rather than just good. The only thing I changed was I tasted the sauce as it was simmering, and I added about another teaspoon of dried parsley, another teaspoon of dried basil, and about a tablespoon just of Italian seasonings blend, otherwise the sauce was too tomato-y. It also made A LOT of sauce-next time I'll probably just use the 28oz can of tomato puree but all the extra seasonings. - 03 Mar 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I already have my own recipe for pizza dough that has never failed me, but yesterday I had no pizza sauce on hand so I found this recipe. Am I ever glad I did - the sauce tastes incredible! It has just the right mix of tomato flavour and sweetness, and using whole tomatoes and chopped onions adds a lot of chunkiness to it. It makes a LOT of sauce too; I'm going to freeze the leftover sauce, and it will probably be enough to last me for the next few months (although I may want to make pizza more often now, so maybe it won't last quite that long!). Thanks very much for an excellent recipe. - 17 Sep 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I gave this no stars b/c I only used the sauce recipe. It turned out just o.k., I think it needed something. I increased the seasonings, like others mentioned and added a teaspoon of sugar to help with the bitterness, but it still wasn't impressive. I will be trying the dough recipe next time though…thanks anyway. - 07 Nov 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)