Tried out a new pre-made pizza sauce last night, from Chicago pizza supplies and food supplier, Pastorelli, who have been around for a million years or so. In addition to pizza sauce, they have a number of consumer products including tomato derivatives, olive oils, and pre-made crusts, which I tried previously. The past few years, I’ve been pretty satisfied with Contadina Pizza Sauce in a squeeze bottle, when I’m not in the mood to make sauce from scratch, but they may have fallen from grace, or at least to second place, after sampling the Pastorelli.
Take a look at this ingredient list: Tomato Puree (Water, Tomato Paste), Canola Oil, Import Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Imported Pecorino Romano Cheese, Spices and Garlic. You can’t get much more basic than that! I like the flavor and texture, it leans to the thicker end of the sauce spectrum, and nicely covers a pie. It’s not sickeningly sweet, and has a nice little zest. It also comes in one serving pouches, if that’s your preference, though the small can works out perfectly too. Buy online if you can’t find it in your local grocery.
If you’re really hungry, take comfort in knowing that many of Pastorelli’s products are available in 55 gallon barrels, and 250 gallon totes.
If you’re feeling especially ambitious, my recipe for homemade pizza dough is pretty straight forward, but does require some advance planning.
Pastorelli Pizza Sauce Review