November 19, 2012 in sauce
One of the meals my kids and I look forward to most is homemade pizza. They like it because they’re kids and well, kids like pizza. I like it because it is fast and easy, and I almost always have all the ingredients on hand.
Del Monte Diced Tomatoes are perfect for pizza night, especially if you are like me and don’t particularly like canned pizza sauce. The Del Monte tomatoes are great tasting and the chunks of tomatoes make you feel like you made the pizza from a bunch of fresh tomatoes.
And Del Monte canned Tomatoes contain the same essential nutrients as fresh ones, with no artificial colors or flavors. They are packed at the peak of ripeness and almost 90% are canned the same day to lock in nutrients and flavor. They are also grown in the best regions for a consistently high-quality product, and all are grown in the United States.
I make this pizza sauce at least a couple times a month. I almost always have a mason jar full of the stuff in my fridge because my oldest likes to make cheese pizzas on tortillas so having it on hand makes it really easy to whip up a fast lunch or dinner for him.
One of the great things about this sauce is how versatile it is. I like my sauce chunky but if you prefer a smooth sauce, just put it in the blender after you are done cooking it (carefully – it will be HOT) and puree it.
It tastes great and like I said, I really enjoy the chunky sauce. My favorite pizza to order is one with fresh, sliced tomatoes on top and this tastes like that without me having to run out to buy fresh tomatoes. I love that the Del Monte tomatoes are able to mimic fresh tomatoes so well.
It is super easy to make too. All you do is cook a couple cans of the Del Monte Diced Tomatoes with some herbs and spices! You just let that simmer for about 15 minutes and then you have a homemade pizza sauce ready to go!
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