Marcella Hazan Classic Tomato Sauce

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 117.2
  • Total Fat: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 25.8 mg
  • Sodium: 239.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 1.4 g

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Simple, but delicious red sauce.
Simple, but delicious red sauce.

Number of Servings: 6


    2 pounds fresh paste tomatoes
    1 can 28 oz good Italian plum tomatoes (I use Cento)

    5 tbs butter

    1 whole onion, peeled and cut in half

    Salt to taste


Toss with pasta, or use a bit on pizza. Freezes well.
Don't add any spices. It's delicious as is.


Combine the tomatoes, their juices, the butter and the onion halves in a saucepan. (I like to puree first) Add a pinch or two of salt.
Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for about 45 minutes, a bit less if puréed first Stir occasionally, mashing any large pieces of tomato with a spoon. Add salt as needed.
Discard the onion before tossing the sauce with pasta. (I eat it!)
This recipe makes enough sauce for a pound of pasta.

Serving Size: Enough sauce for one pound pasta

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user THE_FAE.

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