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.