Nothing is better than pizza fresh out of the oven, but tasteless or sour sauce (or even too little or too much sauce on a pizza) can put a damper on your meal and change how the pizza tastes. Read on to learn about 3 common pizza sauce mistakes and how to fix them.
While pre-made sauces are the easiest to use, making your own is simple and will naturally taste much better. Reasons why not to use pre-made sauce:
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The quality of the tomatoes you are using plays an important role in the taste and consistency of the pizza sauce. Poor-quality tomatoes can result in the following:
Learning how to thicken homemade pizza sauce is easy—you can either add a few tablespoons of tomato paste, or gradually sprinkle in cornstarch until you reach your desired texture. And don’t forget to adjust your herbs and seasonings to keep the flavors balanced.
Heat is a crucial part of cooking a delicious pizza. When too much heat is applied to the pizza it can:
Read our guide on how to maintain the fire for a pizza.
Your pizza sauce should be on the thicker side but not too thick. A good consistency should be similar to that of a dip. Pizza sauce with a puddle of water on the surface or separating is too runny. How much sauce you want to use is up to you, but a good ratio is ½ cup of sauce per 12-inch pizza. To ensure the right consistency make sure to:
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