Marcella Hazan's
Tomato Sauce

This is one of the most favored Marcella Hazan recipes, the simplest, most delicious tomato sauce I have ever made!

  • 2 cups tomatoes
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • salt

Combine the tomatoes, their juices, the butter and the onion halves in a saucepan. Add a pinch or two of salt.

Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for about 45 minutes. Stir occasionally, mashing any large pieces of tomato with a spoon.

Discard the onion before tossing the sauce with pasta.

This recipe makes enough sauce for a pound of pasta.