Four-Ingredient Tomato Sauce

Andy Anderson !


One of our teachers at the CIA was a fan of Guiliano Hazen. He made this sauce for us one time and challenged us to tell him how it was made. Long story short, we were all way off base.

I've made a change or two, but I've stayed faithful to the original recipe.

It’s a simple sauce that produces some really good flavors. The butter offsets the acidity of the tomatoes for a perfect balance of flavors. If it hadn’t come from Guiliano Hazen, I probably would not have given it a second glance. After tasting it, I’m glad that I did.

So, you ready… let’s get into the kitchen.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

30 Min
1 Hr 20 Min
Stove Top


How to Make Four-Ingredient Tomato Sauce


  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Blanch and skin the tomatoes.
  3. Chef’s Note: Some people prefer to leave the skins on… your choice.
  4. Chop the tomatoes, and retain any juices.
  5. Cut the ends off the onion, remove the skin, and slice in half.
  6. Add all the ingredients to a saucepan, and cook over medium heat.
  7. When the sauce begins to bubble, reduce to a slow simmer.
  8. Continue to cook and stir for an additional 40 to 50 minutes.
  9. When the liquid has evaporated, and the butter separates from the tomatoes, the sauce is complete.
  10. Place the sauce in a blender, fitted with an S-blade, give it a few pulses, and you're finished.
  11. Chef’s Note: This is a very interesting sauce. Most people love it… I happen to really love it, and my favorite way to use it is over a nice baked potato with some Parmesan cheese on top. Enjoy.
  12. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

Printable Recipe Card

About Four-Ingredient Tomato Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 12 Comments & Reviews

20 Easy Pasta Recipes To Use Up That Box Of Pasta

20 Easy Pasta Recipes to Use up That Box of Pasta

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Have a box of pasta sitting your cupboard just waiting to be cooked? These pasta recipes are your answer. Casseroles, mac and cheese, bakes and yummy flavored pasta dishes, these...

20 Ultimate Comfort Food Recipes

20 Ultimate Comfort Food Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Creamy, cheesy, yummy and crazy delicious comfort food to help you get through these cold winter days!

Pasta Recipes For An Easy Dinner Option

Pasta Recipes for an Easy Dinner Option

Kitchen Crew

I always keep a box of pasta in the pantry so I can pull it out and create a delicious dinner. Adding a little bit of sauce or butter and...