3-ingredient Pasta Sauce
I have been obsessed this year with simplifying my cooking. As far as I can without eating boring food, at least.
I have a recipe this week that really surprised me. It is a 3-ingredient recipe for a delicious pasta sauce. The recipe seems to have originated from Marcella Hazan, the legendary author of some of my favorite Italian cookbooks.
Simple Pasta Sauce
- 4 cups tomatoes, crushed with their juices included or 2 (28-ounce) cans of whole peeled tomatoes
- 1/2 c (one stick) butter
- 1 onion, peeled and cut in half
Place all ingredients in a pan and simmer 1 hour. Add salt if you need it (I did not). Remove and discard the onion before serving.
This recipe makes enough for two dinners, and freezes very well. The sauce does not have the deep red color you might be used to, but the butter adds a lot of richness. Don’t put too much in your dish before you taste it.
It was delicious.
I have to admit it tasted even better with some chopped basil on top.