Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter Photo

Growing up my family and I ate a lot of pasta with red sauce. My mom and grandma always spent the better part of Sundays cooking red sauce. It wasn’t something that could be made quickly. When I saw this sauce only took 45 minutes I was skeptical.  This is no substitute for my mom’s sauce but it’s a nice change of pace. The original recipe did not call for garlic. But what would red sauce be without garlic? I’d rather not know.

Also, I don’t use as much butter as the original recipe calls for and I use more tomatoes. We prefer it this way.

I like to serve this with mini farfalle, but basically any pasta would work.

Ingredients Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

Here's what you'll need. Oops-forgot the pepper.

Onion and Garlic for Tomato Sauce

Cut onion in half and mince garlic

Melting Butter in Pot

Melt butter over low heat

Adding Garlic to Melted Butter

Add the garlic…

Onions with Melted Butter and Garlic

and the onion…

Tomatoes Onions Garlic and Butter

and the tomatoes

San Marzano Tomatoes

Simmer for 45 minutes

Tupperware for Storing Sauce

Remove onions and reserve for later

Salt Sauce to Taste

Season with salt…

Pepper Sauce to Taste

and pepper

Mash the Tomatoes

Break up the tomatoes with a potato masher or wooden spoon

Frozen Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

I like to freeze the sauce and take it out the night before

Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter Photo

Buon Appetito!