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Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce

Marcella Hazan, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking
Servings: 8
30 to 60 min

Three Ingredient Sauce

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Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce
  • 2 cups Tomatoes with their juices
  • 5 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Onion (peeled and cut in half)
  • 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. Add salt as needed. 
  • Discard the onion before tossing the sauce with pasta. This recipe makes enough sauce for a pound of pasta. 
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