Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce

I was just asked by my lovely Kiwi friend to take part in a recipe exchange. Basically it was a chain email which normally I don’t agree with but as you all know I love to cook and bake so I thought this was a really practical to get tried and tested recipes. I sent the inevitable Chocolate Fudge Cake and another staple from our kitchen.

Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce
This is so simple and so yummy and it’s a lifesaver. Real comfort food.

  • 1 14oz tin of tomatoes (she specifies whole tomatoes but we use whatever is in the cupboard)
  • Half an onion
  • About 60g butter – a finger sized chunk

Put all the ingredients into a pot, leaving the onion unchopped.
Bring to the boil, allowing butter to melt.
Cook for about 20 minutes

Cook pasta according to taste/ packet instructions. Drain. Put in a bowl.
Remove onion half (can be retained for stew/ ratatouille/ whatever).
Pour tomato sauce over pasta. Mix well and serve with a good dose of good parmesan.

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