Here’s a sauce that is so simple it seems incomplete. Wait until you taste it. The kids love to help make this sauce. And by help I mean dumping the can of tomatoes in the pot and dropping in the onions.
Try this sauce on any kind of noodles, spooned over meatballs and even roasted chicken. I’ve served it with parmesan chicken and as a dipping sauce for cheese sticks. It’s divine served family style with polenta. And did I mention how simple it is??? Oh you’ll be tempted to add a dash of this or a hint of that. I was. I tried adding herbs, both fresh and dried, and experimented with garlic, parmesan cheese and spices. But leave it simple, you won’t miss a thing. I promise.
Simple Red Sauce
1 (28 oz) can whole tomatoes (I like Muir Glen)
4 Tbs butter
1 onion, quartered
Add all ingredients to sauce pan and simmer over medium heat until the tomatoes break apart and the onions are translucent (about 20 – 30 minutes). My kids like the onions removed from the sauce before serving and I am happy to oblige this request. I remove the perfectly seasoned onions and pop them right in my mouth.
I would have taken a photo to show you this yummy sauce, but that would have added a step to this ridiculously simple recipe.
Oh and I always, always double the recipe. You’ll find lots of uses for the left overs during the week. Tell me what you do with this sauce so I can try too.
i use my left over sauce as a starter for soup. throw in a box of organic chicken stock, what ever protein i have left over (beans, meat cubes), what ever veggies i have left over (potatoes, green beans) or frozen veggies and serve with cheesy toast.
jenna @ foodwithkidappeal.com
Great idea Jenna. I’ll have to try that. Reeni, I know its hard….make it just once plain and don’t forget to add salt. I forgot to put that in my recipe. And as for tying your hands behind your back….generally, I put this sauce with something as mentioned in the post. So this is really a fix it and forget it sauce.
It would be so hard for me not to add more! I take your word for it that this is yummy. I would have to have someone tie my hands behind my back while it cooked or something!?