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Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter

Photo by Nancy Sawle Knobloch
Author Notes

Recipe Off-Roading: This recipe is perfect the way it is but I did brown the butter a bit before adding the tomatoes. You could also brown the onion, add a bay leaf or fresh basil or oregano. But what a wonderful base recipe and a great quick week day meal. —Nancy Sawle Knobloch

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 45 minutes
  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 28 ounces Organic Canned Imported Italian Tomatoes
  • 4 ounces Organic butter, unsalted
  • 1 Medium onion, peeled & halved
  • 1 teaspoon Fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper, fresh ground, more for serving
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Simmer butter and onion in the pan until the butter begins to brown then add the canned tomatoes. Simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking up the tomatoes with wooden spoon.
  2. Remove the onions and blend with stick blender until smooth. Adjust for salt... I added another 1/2 teaspoon of salt but every can of tomatoes will have varying salt content.
  3. Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese or Romano.

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