super easy red wine pizza sauce

This is the second easiest wine recipe you will ever make!

What’s the first? A glass of wine! Really, this is only one step above pouring wine in a glass and you will look SUPER CLASSY if you serve this to your friends.

Honestly, if you add wine to the title of any recipe you immediately become more classy than you were.  I think it works for school field trips too but that’s just me.

Ok, let’s make pizza. The only thing I find less appealing than manual can openers is recipe posts with 50 million high res, super big pictures. So, you get two pictures this time! You are welcome.

Really this is just pizza sauce with red wine in it but don’t tell your friends. I add red wine so it doesn’t taste too ‘tomatoey’. These are your very classy ingredients…


You need…

  • A can of tomato sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Italian spice
  • Garlic (preminced, fresh, dried… you pick)
  • A little salt if you like
  • Any red wine that is not over a one for sweetness)
  • Optional- if you like it thicker add some tomato paste too

As you can see, if you have a Costco membership, you are a gourmet chef! The brand is of no consequence though, so party on no matter where you shop.

Here are the fancy instructions…

Open the tomato paste and pour it into something classy. Add a splash of olive oil, a shwack of garlic and Italian spice. Taste it. Ok, that’s your base. Add a few tablespoons of your red wine and stir. Wait five minutes. Listen to some classical music or what have you. Give it a taste. Like it? No? Too tomatoey? That’s ok. Add another two Tablespoons of wine and a sprinkle of salt. Wait four minutes. Does it look like this?


Doesn’t that look good?? It tastes fantastic!

Just keep dabbling with it until it is great. It will be different every time depending on your wine. So, get your ‘Bill Nye’ on (that only makes sense for Canadians) and experiment with it!

Let me know how it works out!



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carmen Fairley
    Feb 11, 2016 @ 15:19:33

    I had 1/2 jar leftover Classico sauce plus assorted other ingredients to use up so I made lasagne today. 3 Tbsp of Cabernet Sauvignon that was open improved the recipe immeasurably! Thanks for the cooking tip!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. sipsinthecity
    Feb 11, 2016 @ 15:37:12

    So much better than plain, right?



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