Pasta sauce in jars tastes good, but it doesn’t compare to homemade sauce. Contrary to popular belief, making homemade sauce doesn’t have to be complicated. Check out this recipe for Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter. It’s a breeze to make and is delicious.
Ingredients for Tomato Sauce With Onion and Butter
You probably think you’ll need a ton of ingredients for homemade tomato sauce, but that isn’t the case with this recipe. It calls for:
- Two pounds of fresh, ripe tomatoes, blanched and peeled
- Five tablespoons of butter
- One medium onion, peeled and halved
- Salt to taste
- 5 pounds of pasta
If you don’t want to mess with blanching and peeling tomatoes, you can use two cups of canned plum tomatoes instead. Choose a can that was imported from Italy to get the right flavor. Also, the tomatoes need to be cut and in juice.
Making the Tomato Sauce
This tomato sauce is also surprisingly easy to make. Start by adding the tomatoes to a saucepan. Then you’ll need to include salt, onion, and butter. Keep the saucepan uncovered and cook it at a slow yet steady simmer, stirring off and on the entire time. Also, if you see any large tomatoes, smash them while stirring.
It needs to simmer for about 45 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when the fat detaches from the tomatoes and floats.
Don’t put it off to the side quite yet, though. First, see if it passes the tastes test. Taste it and add more salt if needed.
Serving the Sauce
Once the sauce finishes cooking, take out the onion. That’s one of the best parts of this sauce. It’s oniony without having crunchy onion bits that some people don’t like.
Then add the sauce to the pasta and top it with some grated Parmesan cheese. Dig in and enjoy the delicious flavors.
Choosing the Pasta
This sauce works well with all types of pasta. However, if you want to have the best dining experience, serve it with potato gnocchi. You can buy it premade or make it yourself.
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Freezing the Pasta Sauce
If you have any sauce leftover, you can freeze it. Just make sure you take out the onion before freezing. If you leave it in, the sauce will taste extremely oniony when you thaw it.
This sauce is even better than it sounds, so pick up the ingredients today. Then you can wow your family with your culinary skills.