Cuban Pizza

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“This is the most delicious homemade pizza I've eaten. It's a borrowed recipe I tweaked to make lower sodium. It is versatile. It makes a lot of sauce, so you can either make the whole lot or you can make a couple of pizzas and freeze the remaining sauce and use when you are short on time. You can use whatever cheeses and toppings you want in whatever amounts you want. It's really a recipe that is "add to taste." It can be spicy or not. It might take a little work to make the sauce, but it's well worth it!!!”
1hr 45mins
8-10 pizzas

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion in olive oil for about 4 minutes on med-high heat, you can add more oil to coat onions well.
  2. Add garlic and cook for additional 3 minutes.
  3. Add tomato paste, tomato sauce, bay leaf, seasonings, and brown sugar.
  4. Simmer uncovered on med-low for 30 minutes or until thick. Watch out for splattering and stir frequently.
  5. (Here, you can chose to refrigerate the sauce overnight or use it immediately).
  6. (Optional).
  7. To make this pizza with a more authentic Latin taste, you can make a roux:
  8. Saute flour in 2 T of butter until lightly golden.
  9. Add can of enchilada sauce.
  10. You may chose to add cumin, garlic, brown sugar, and beef broth to taste.
  11. Simmer this at med-low until thickened.
  12. Mix into pizza sauce a little at a time to taste (the more you add, the spicier it will be).
  13. Spray olive oil spray on tops of pizza crusts.
  14. Add about 1/2 cup sauce to pizza (be careful to not add too much).
  15. Crumble some cojita cheese and add about 1/2 cup of other cheeses.
  16. Add any other toppings such as peperoni or Canadian bacon.
  17. Top with more cheese and bake as directed for whatever type of crust you have.
  18. Enjoy!

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