This roasted red pepper pizza sauce couldn’t be any easier! Roasted red peppers blended with onion, garlic and herbs! SO easy and delicious!
It all started when I went off searching for a pizza sauce. I wanted, no needed a sauce with flavor, flair … and with roasted red peppers. So I typed in the words “roasted red pepper pizza sauce” into the Google search bar on my desktop, and wouldn’t you know it, up popped the link to Leanne’s recipe in Tasty Kitchen. Call it luck or call it fate, I’ll call it all that AND I’ll call it the best pizza sauce I’ve ever had. Period.
You know as well as I do that homemade pizza sauce is always a key factor when making a great pizza. But homemade pizza sauce that calls for roasted red peppers is not only brilliant but amazing and it’s so easy to make too! Just throw it all in a food processor and you’ll have a thick and flavorful sauce for your pizza in seconds.
To Make This Roasted Red Pepper Pizza Sauce You Will Need:
- roasted red peppers
- tomato paste
- garlic clove
- kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
You could make this 100% from scratch by roasting and peeling your own red bell peppers (I’d say you would need about 2 large or 3 small) but who wouldn’t like a little help in the kitchen every now and again?
Start by smashing and peeling one garlic clove.
Toss the garlic into a food processor. If you have a mini one then that will be just the perfect size for this recipe.
The original recipe calls for white onion, and since all I had on hand was the Spanish variety, I made a slight alteration. Also, since the Spanish onion was the size of a softball on steroids, I only used a third of that big guy.
Next just give the onion a rough chop. Nothing perfect or pretty, it just helps the food processor out a tad.
Add in the diced onion and secure the lid. Give it a quick pulse to mince up both the garlic and onion.
I only had a 12-ounce jar of peppers in my pantry, so I used what looked like 6 ounces to me and added it into the food processor.
Whether you end up adding 6 or 8 ounces of peppers, it shouldn’t matter. You really can’t screw this up.
(P. S. those charred bits make me happy.)
All that’s left to do is add in the 6 ounces of tomato paste.
Then the black pepper, a dash of salt and a teaspoon of both dried basil and dried oregano.
Secure the lid one last time and give it a go on high speed until completely blended.
It should still be thick and a little on the chunky side, where you can still see flecks of the spices and a little bits of onion. And if you wanted to add a little heat, just throw in a pinch or two or three of red pepper flakes and your mouth will be happy.
Pour the pizza sauce into a container that has a snug fitting lid and refrigerate until ready to use. This recipe makes a little over a cup of pizza sauce.
I, of course, had to make pizza right away. After a finger-swipe tasting of the sauce, I simply could not wait. And as I smeared the tasty sauce on the un-baked pizza dough, I admired its color and texture. It really is a thing of beauty!
Now, since you’ve seen this scrumptious sauce, I’m guessing you’re craving pizza. So don’t wait another minute! Make it for lunch, make it for dinner! I just know it’ll be a huge hit in your home as it was in mine.
A big “thank you” goes out to Leanne for sharing this recipe with us. I know I’ll be making this pizza sauce for years to come; in fact, I’m sure I’ll never go back to making regular pizza sauce ever again. It’s hands down one of the best I’ve had the pleasure of making (and eating)!
Enjoy! And if you give this recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
Roasted Red Pepper Pizza Sauce
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 6 ounces roasted red peppers
- 1 clove garlic, peeled
- 1/2 white onion
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- pinch kosher salt, to taste
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Place all ingredients into your food processor and blend until thoroughly combined.
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Yum! This sounds perfect!
Love this idea!
Love love love this idea! Trying it out on our next pizza for sure!
This looks SO good, and I’ve been wanting to make pizza on the grill for a while now. I bet this would be amazing with lamb sausage and feta and olives!
Hooooooly crap, YES.
i <3 roasted red pepper anything, Laurie. 🙂 And what beautiful photos!
Totally love this for pizza, I’m thinkin’ toss some feta and olives on the top. It would be great on pasta too.
Love this recipe, great idea for pizza sauce!
My Hubby makes the best homemade pizza – he will love this sauce! Thank you, Laurie!
Sigh. I wish my photography was half as good as yours! The first photo is just…..amazing. I love it. If it was printed on a canvass wrapped frame I would totally buy it. And now my mouth is watering and my stomach is telling me it’s pizza night.
Meg you are crazy! Your photography is AMAZING… like Smitten Kitchen amazing! You are too, too kind 🙂