Thursday, February 20

Tomato Sauce with Butter & Onion

You won't believe how good this three-ingredient tomato sauce tastes

Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onion

There's nothing like a fresh tomato in the peak of summer, but most of the time I actually prefer using good quality canned tomatoes for a lot of my recipes.This easy tomato sauce with butter and onion (slightly adapted from this Smitten Kitchen version) only takes three ingredients and barely any work, but the results are magical. It's literally mind-blowing how such a simple recipe can taste better than any fancy jarred sauce or slow-cooked ten-ingredient tomato sauce you might have made before. A can of tomatoes simmers with melted butter and a halved onion for close to an hour and that's it: perfect tomato sauce. The butter adds richness and the onion imparts flavor that really jazzes up the canned tomatoes. It's great with meatballs, over pasta, or baked into chicken parmesan.... or just eaten with a spoon.

More Pasta Sauce Recipes:
- Fresh Tomato Sauce
- Perfect Bolognese Sauce
- Homemade Pesto

Tomato Sauce with Butter & Onion:
  • Melt 4 tbsp. of butter in a large pot.
  • Add in a 26 oz. can of whole peeled tomatoes* and 1 halved and peeled white onion.
  • Use a wooden spoon to break up the tomatoes a little bit.
  • Bring the sauce to a boil, then lower to a simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Check for seasoning and add salt and needed.

Serves four
*Using high quality canned tomatoes makes a big difference. I recommend San Marzano.