Life-Changing Tomato Sauce Recipe - SO easy and SO good!

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Feb. 07, 2016

This tomato sauce recipe is incredibly easy to make and so delicious, its life-changing. Best simple tomato sauce Ive ever tasted! Recipe by the great Marcella Hazan.


Fire roasted diced tomatoes 28 Ounce (or fire roasted crushed tomatoes)
Unsalted butter 5 Tablespoon
Yellow onion 1 Medium (peeled and cut in two pieces)
Salt To Taste



Combine the tomatoes, butter, and yellow onion in a saucepan, and add a few pinches of salt.

Place the pan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. 

Let this cook, uncovered, for 45 minutes, turning down the heat as needed. (I have a gas stove that runs pretty hot, so about 15 minutes in I turn it down to medium low, otherwise the sauce sputters too much.)

Remove the onion from the sauce, then make any necessary seasoning adjustments. The sauce is now ready to be used!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 748Calories from Fat 535

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 61 g93.8%

Saturated Fat 38 g190%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2078 mg86.58%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.7%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 23 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet