October 11 is National Sausage Pizza Day, but here at Basta Pasta, we believe that every day is deserving of delicious pizza! Try our seafood pizza, white pizza, or create your own with over a dozen topping options! Once you’ve had your fill of Basta Pasta pizza, try making your own creation at home! Read on to discover how to make the best homemade pie.
Make the Sauce from Scratch
The best pizzas require a tasty dough and an amazing sauce. Rather than cracking a can open, make the marinara from scratch! Gather the following ingredients: ¼ cup olive oil, one yellow onion, four cloves of garlic, ¼ cup of red wine, eight cups of diced tomatoes, and seasons to taste. In a large saucepan, saute the onion in olive oil over medium heat until softened. Add the garlic and saute for a minute longer. Add the red wine and simmer until the liquid has evaporated. Next, stir in the tomatoes and seasonings such as oregano and fresh basil. Once the sauce cools, use a blender to puree the sauce. Transfer it back to a saucepan and simmer for thirty minutes or longer, depending on your preference.
Use Your Hands
Rolling the dough with a rolling pin may be fun, but it crushes the gas out of the dough. Instead, gently stretch the dough with your hands. Using your hands requires patience, as you don’t want to overstretch the dough to the point of breaking. Cover your hands in flour, and while holding the dough, gently press onto the perimeter of the dough and allow gravity to do its work.
Embrace Full-Flavored Cheese
In the conquest for physical health, we often purchase low-fat dairy products such as skim milk and low-fat cheese. When it comes to making a delicious pizza, it’s best to embrace the full-flavored cheese varieties. Full-flavored cheese provides a better melting coverage than its low-moisture counterpart. If you don’t eat cheese, you can still make a delicious pizza without it! By omitting certain ingredients, such as cheese, you can make a delicious vegan or vegetarian creation!
Visit Basta Pasta!
This weekend, enjoy a delicious dinner at Basta Pasta! Celebrate National Sausage Pizza Day with a fresh recipe at Basta Pasta.
For more than 12 years, Basta Pasta has given Maryland diners delicious Italian food made from local and fresh ingredients. Enjoy delicious pasta dishes, unlimited salad and breadsticks, and fine wine at one of our locations in Timonium, Fallston, or Eldersburg. Contact us online or give us a call at the location-specific phone number listed here. Read our menu and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter! You can also order our signature crab cakes online and enjoy delicious Basta Pasta from home!