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Let’s get Saucy

by Emma on April 28, 2010

in Dinner

Tomato pasta sauce. It's a staple. If you like pasta. Also I usually "cheat" and use any leftover pasta sauce as my pizza sauce. That was a secret but I have a sneaky suspicion that everyone does it. I found this recipe on Smitten Kitchen, but Deb is the first to admit that she found it from others before her.


This sauce was so easy and so delicious. It tastes extremely fresh and just the right amount of oniony. It's a very simple sauce, now that I have made it successfully once I will probably be spicing it up next time.

Ingredients: one 14 ounce can of whole peeled tomatoes, 1/2 a yellow onion and 2 1/2 tablespoons of butter.

This will make enough sauce for 2 servings, so double it if you have more people.

In a large pot heat tomatoes and butter together. Add in the onion, peeled but not chopped up. Stir occasionally for 25-30 minutes over medium to low heat. If you like chunky sauce just smash tomatoes against the side of the pan with your spoon, if you like a smoother sauce run the sauce through (without the onion) a blender or food processor. Discard onion and serve warm over pasta!

I told you it was easy.


Sarah M April 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I would never think to put an onion in the sauce like that. Hmm, I will give that a try!
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Alice April 28, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Brilliant! I must try this! (And it’s totally vegan if I replace the butter with Earth Balance). Yum!

Kara April 28, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Oh wowsers, that looks amazing. The onion is genius! I wonder how delish it would be if you food-processed the whole shebang at the end? Too much onion?

Bekka May 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm

This sounds really good!

Domi and Lauren May 19, 2010 at 1:22 pm

This looks so delicious! I hope you dont mind but we used your recipe and pictures in our blog!
Healthy Chicks!

judi bates October 15, 2010 at 7:16 am

I have heard of cooking your sauce with a whole onion and I agree with “spicing it up”.