Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

Larry Bulger

By
@TasteWizard

Thanks to Marcella Hazan

Rating:
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Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2 lb
ripe tomatoes (blanched, peeled and chopped) or 2 cups canned imported italian pum tomatoes, cut up with their juice
4-5 Tbsp
butter
1
medium onion, peeled and cut in half
salt
1 lb
pasta (spaghetti, penne, rigatoni)
freshly grated parmeggiano-reggiano cheese for the table

Step-By-Step

1Put either the prepared fresh tomatoes or the canned in a saucepan, add the butter, onion, and salt, and cook uncovered at a very slow, but steady simmer for 45 minutes, or until the fat floats free from the tomato.
2Stir from time to time, mashing any large piece of tomato in the pan with the back of a wooden spoon.
3Taste and correct for salt.
4Discard the onion before tossing the sauce with pasta.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids