Extra Chunky Pizza Sauce

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See how chunky that is?

Because I teach English, I feel obligated to make a Shakespeare pun with the wordy “Saucy!” in this post, but I will refrain. For now.

I love pizza almost as much I love tacos, but in the past, pizza’s been way more work than tacos. Because I work full-time as a teacher (which everyone knows is like a full-time job and a half), I need quick meals.

Thankfully, this pizza sauce has shortened my time tremendously because it includes the “cheesy” part in the sauce. Add that to the lavash, and you’ve got yourself a very quick pizza. However, if you want to spend just 30 more minutes on pizza for the nut cheese, I will have a post for that soon!

So if you’re feeling saucy, this recipe is for you (it had to happen)!

Extra Chunky Pizza Sauce
Sauces about 2 pizzas

Ingredients:
25 oz. jar of tomato sauce of your choice (I use Trader Joe’s Marinara)
15 oz. can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 c. cashews
1/2-3/4 c. of nutritional yeast (to taste)
3 cloves garlic
3 large leaves of fresh basil
1 tbsp. smoked paprika (Trader Joe’s again)
1 tbsp. of oregano
2 tsp. sea salt
Dash of pepper

Blend all ingredients on medium power until it’s about the consistency of oatmeal. Cashew chunks should be fairly small, but not completely obliterated.

Then pour blended sauce in a pot and cover it. Bring to bubbly on medium heat. Then simmer on low covered for about 25 minutes.

Scoop on to your favorite pizza crust or eat straight out of the pot–it’s that good!

What’s your favorite kind of pizza sauce?

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