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Easiest Tomato Sauce


  • 28 oz Canned San Marzano Tomatoes (peeled)
  • 1 medium white onion, halved
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • Handful of Fresh Basil leaves w stalks
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Parmesan for Serving


  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a small pot, bring to a boil, simmer for 40 minutes

  2. Extricate the onion halves and basil, puree for a smooth sauce or roughly mash for a chunky one.

  3. Adjust seasoning. Makes enough for 1lb of pasta. 

Recipe Notes

  • The quality of ingredients is key - I greatly prefer San Marzano tomatoes for their robust flavor but you can substitute for the equivalent amount of fresh tomatoes