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Spicy Pizza Sauce

Yield 1 1/3 cups
This makes a chunky pizza sauce; if you prefer a smoother consistency, you can puree the sauce in a food processor with one tablespoon water. Make-ahead tip: Prepare the sauce a day or two ahead and refrigerate it, or make a double batch and freeze the extra for up to one month. 

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 206
  • caloriesfromfat 2 %
  • fat 0.4 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.1 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 9.6 g
  • carbohydrate 42.6 g
  • fiber 10.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 7.3 mg
  • sodium 953 mg
  • calcium 199 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic to pan; sauté 30 seconds. Stir in wine; cook 30 seconds. Add tomato paste, oregano, crushed red pepper, black pepper, and tomatoes. Reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar. Cool.

    7 Ways With Wine
    Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
    As Julia Child used to so often say, the best wine to cook with is one you consider good enough to drink. As a general rule of thumb, dry (non-sweet) wines work best in savory dishes, while sweet or fortified wines (such as port and sherry) are more attuned to desserts and sauces.
  2. Note: Nutritional analysis is for 1 1/3 cups Spicy Pizza Sauce.