During the summer, we like to cook our pizza on the grill. The sauce has a kick, so if you’re a heat pansy turn it down a notch by reducing the pepper (either the crushed red, or the black...or both). I tend to think the red has more heat, but a better flavor. Mess with it as you will.

Grilled Pizza | Twisted Tastes

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If you’re out of any of the herbs, try increase the Italian seasoning by the same ratio. You will still get a great sauce. If you’re lacking in the minced garlic, try replacing it with garlic powder. It’s a pretty versatile and forgiving recipe.

If you would like to follow along as I prepare the dough and sauce, and grill the pizza, check out the Twisted Tastes YouTube channel.


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Homemade Pizza Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


1 can of crushed tomatoes (28 oz)
1 small can tomato paste
3 tsp garlic, minced
2 tsp parmesan, grated
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp basil
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp rosemary
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tbsp olive oil


  1. In a medium size pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil and saute the minced garlic until golden brown.
  2. To the pot, add the remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once simmering, place the lid on the pot and turn the heat to a low setting. Allow to simmer for a minimum of 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Yields: 8 servings.

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