Food - Drink
The Big Difference Between Pasta And Pizza Sauce
Whether you like your pizza with cheese, pepperoni, or pineapple, we can all agree that pizza is a classic comfort food, and best of all it’s pretty easy to whip up with a few staple ingredients. However, when it comes to sauce, you might think pizza and pasta sauce are interchangeable, but as it turns out, there’s a significant difference between the two.
Pizza sauce is most often uncooked, and is often made by simply crushing or pureeing tomatoes; there might be some seasonings or tomato paste to thicken the sauce, but that’s typically the extent of production. On the other hand, pasta sauce involves more ingredients and is almost always cooked to help concentrate the flavors.
Pizza sauces are left uncooked so they can properly break down over time in the intense heat of a pizza oven. If the tomato sauce is pre-cooked, the high temperatures and cooking time might lead to over-cooked tomatoes, which can lead to an over-caramelized sauce due to its high sugar content.