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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pizza Hut Pizza Sauce (Copycat Recipe)

Never buy store-bought pizza sauce ever again! With this simple and inexpensive recipe that reproduces the flavor of the sauce served at Pizza Hut you'll wonder why you didn't make it sooner.

The good thing about this recipe? Most of the ingredients can already be found in your kitchen cupboard. Any leftover sauce can be covered and stored in the refrigerator or frozen for another pizza night or better yet, plan a pasta meal for the next day and incorporate any leftover in your pasta sauce for additional flavor.

I like to use my bread machine to make my homemade pizza dough but it's not a bad thing if you're not into making it yourself; you can buy fresh pizza dough already made as well as pizza shells in most supermarkets. (Please check out my homemade pizza dough post which shows just how easy it really is to make homemade pizza dough using a bread machine.)

An English muffin pizza can be a quick and easy recipe to make that your kids will love. In the past, when the grand kids were visiting, I spread out a generous amount of English muffins on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet, spread approximately 2 tablespoons of this yummy sauce on top of all the muffins and let the young ones put their own toppings on. Most kids will settle for just cheese so it can be a quick and easy meal. Of course toppings such as pepperoni, onions, peppers, etc. would be a welcome topping for most adults. Bake these miniature pizzas in an oven preheated to 350 F for 5 to 10 minutes depending on how crispy you like your pizza, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown. 

  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 whole bay leave
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat until sauce starts to boil.
  3. Lower the heat and slowly simmer, covered, for 30 or so minutes or until it is as thick as you like it.
  4. Makes enough for 2 medium pizzas or 1 extra large pizza.
If you find your salivary glands juiced up after reading the ingredients listed above, you better plan on pizza for dinner tonight! 

This pizza sauce won't disappoint you!

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