Mixing Minced Garlic With Pizza Sauce


If you're a big fan of home cooked pizza, you might be wondering how you can add a little bit of zest to your recipe. Try adding minced garlic to your pizza sauce. This relatively simple tweak can give your pizza a boost of flavor that is hard to beat.

Why Choose Garlic?

Minced garlic is a delicious additive that works well in a wide variety of foods. It is especially nice when it's been cooked and mixes well with the tomatoes of pizza sauce. Adding garlic to pizza sauce will give it a little kick that can enhance pepperoni pizza or any pizza with spicy toppings, such as peppers and onions.

Garlic also has a wide variety of health benefits, including:

  • Heavy doses of manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Fiber, and Selenium
  • Helps manage the symptoms of common diseases, such as colds and flu
  • Reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • May help fight dementia and Alzheimer's disease

All of these health benefits make garlic one of the most popular and healthy food additives. However, you need to make sure you mix the minced garlic in proper proportion in order to avoid oversaturation.

How Much Should I Use?

Garlic is very low in calories: one teaspoon has only five calories, with about 81% of your carbohydrates and 16% of your protein. However, mixing too much minced garlic in with your pizza sauce may overwhelm the flavor a bit too much.

Typically, a single teaspoon of garlic should be more than enough for a single pizza. However, if you are a big fan of garlic, you might be able to mix in another teaspoon. More than that, though, may ruin the flavor. Experimentation may be necessary here.

Do Other Spices Mix Well?

If you are interested in further enhancing the flavor of your pizza sauce, there are multiple spices you can add. Thankfully, garlic mixes with a wide variety of spices for a naturally enhanced flavor. Spices that mix well with garlic and which will also enhance your pizza sauce flavor include:


Star Anise



Bay leaf


A pinch of one or even two of these spices should be all that you need. Try to spread the spice over the surface of your pizza evenly to spread its flavor. After you've mixed your sauce and spread it over the pizza, start laying on your toppings and cheese. Cook it for about 10-15 minutes on 425 Fahrenheit heat and you're ready to eat!


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