TJ’s Tomatoes & Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce

Super Easy and quick!Marcella Hazan Sauce ingredients 2

Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce – and I do toss in a clove of garlic

Pomodoro Sauce 2


  • 2 cups tomatoes, with their juices (for example, a 28-ounce can of San Marzano whole peeled tomatoes) or the unsalted plum tomatoes from Trader Joe’s
  • I had several heirloom small tomatoes and tossed those in as well
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut in half
  • Salt
  • Optional fresh basil leaves

Combine the tomatoes, their juices, the butter and the onion halves in a saucepan. Add a pinch or two of salt.

Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for about 45 minutes. Stir occasionally, mashing any large pieces of tomato with a spoon. Add salt as needed.

Discard the onion before tossing the sauce with pasta. This recipe makes enough sauce for a pound of pasta.


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