Marinara sauce being spread on top of a pizza dough
Rethink Your Sauce For Better Tasting Homemade Pizza
When it comes to homemade pizza, the simplicity of ingredients and preparation specified by Italians is key. Perhaps the most surprising and helpful tip is not cooking the sauce.
Boiling or simmering pizza sauce over the stove does it a disservice. Italian chefs argue that a piping hot pizza oven is all the heat the sauce needs to bloom its flavors.
When you solely rely on the heat of the oven, the savory oils from the cheese or meat toppings will infuse the tomato sauce with flavor as it bakes.