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.
Cut onion in half and mince garlic
Melt butter over low heat
Add the garlic…
and the onion…
and the tomatoes
Simmer for 45 minutes
Remove onions and reserve for later
Season with salt…
I like to freeze the sauce and take it out the night before
Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter
- 2 28 oz cans of whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes
- 5 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 medium-sized yellow onion, peeled and halved
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- kosher salt and pepper to taste
- Melt butter in medium size saucepan; add garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add onion halves and tomatoes. Simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the onion halves but reserve them for later. Season sauce with salt and pepper.
- Crush the tomatoes with a wooden spoon or potato masher. Serve with pasta or your choice.