Velvety Tomato Sauce – only 4 ingredients!

Velvety Tomato Sauce (A Seat at the Table)

Sometimes less is more.  This recipe is definitely a supporter of that theory.  You’d be hard pressed to find a simpler recipe, but this recipe definitely doesn’t skimp on taste!  This tomato sauce is velvety, almost creamy tasting.  While this recipe has a long cook time to let all the flavors meld together, the actual hands on time is really fast.  I made this after I got home from an intense workout and threw it on the stove to simmer while I took a shower.  You could probably also make this in the slow cooker, but I haven’t tried that myself.  Serve this with a side salad and you have a delicious and simple meal.

Velvety Tomato SauceVelvety Tomato Sauce (A Seat at the Table)

Makes about 2 cups (enough for 1 lb pasta)

Adapted from The New York Times

  • 1 large (28oz) can whole peeled tomatoes (high quality, like San Marzano)
  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt

In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a simmer.  Allow sauce to simmer for about 40-45 minutes.  Use a spatula to break up the tomatoes as it cooks.  When the sauce is done discard the onions, and serve sauce over hot pasta.

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