Making your own pizza sauce from your prepper pantry is a great way to ensure that you have a delicious and nutritious meal in an emergency. Not only does it taste great, but it also allows you to use up some of the ingredients that you may have stockpiled for emergencies. Plus, with a few simple steps, you can even water bath can your homemade pizza sauce for long-term storage.
To make your pizza sauce, you will need the following ingredients: one 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes, one 6-ounce can of tomato paste, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1 teaspoon of dried oregano, 1 teaspoon of dried basil, 1 teaspoon of sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Begin by combining all of the ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally until it begins to simmer. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the sauce has simmered for 20 minutes, remove it from the heat and let it cool.
Once the sauce has cooled, it is ready to use on your favorite pizza. If you would like to can the sauce for long-term storage, you will need to prepare a water bath canner. Fill the canner with water and bring it to a boil. Carefully ladle the cooled sauce into sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Wipe the rims of the jars with a damp cloth and place lids on top. Place the jars in the boiling water bath and process for 35 minutes. Once the processing time is complete, turn off the heat and let the jars cool in the canner for 10 minutes before removing them from the water.
Making your own pizza sauce from your prepper pantry is a great way to ensure that you have a delicious and nutritious meal in an emergency. With just a few simple steps, you can make your own homemade pizza sauce and even water bath can it for long-term storage. Enjoy!