Quick Tomato Sauce

Clinton Kelly
Servings: 4
2+ hr

Not a ton of time on your hands? Clinton's sauce is the way to go!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Classic Tomato Sauce
  • 2 pounds fully ripened plum tomatoes
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion peeled, halved)
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese(grated, to garnish)
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Drop the spaghetti into the water and cook according to the package instructions.
  • In a large heavy bottomed saute pan over medium-high heat, melt the butterl. Add the onion halves and garlic, stirring to combine. Season with salt to taste. Cook until until the onions are translucent, about 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes with their juices, breaking them up with a wooden spoon. Add the red pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 8 more minutes, allowing the sauce to reduce slightly.
  • Add the pasta to sauce, along with 1/4 cup of pasta water, and basil leaves and toss to combine. Serve warm and top with Parmesan cheese.
  • Tip: Freeze the tomato sauce in an ice cube tray so you always have a desired amount of tomato sauce at the ready!
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