I know it sounds counter-intuitive to make something as important as tomato sauce with only 4 ingredients, but it works. In fact, this is by far the best saucer I have ever had. Even when I worked in a pizza shop, and they added tomato paste and tons of spices like oregano, it didn’t compare to this.
The key to making sure this works is getting the right tomatoes. I usually buy Cento San Marzano whole tomatoes peeled. I learned this from a roommate in college who was Italian. Every Italian thinks their family recipe is the best, and they all have some merit. I have tried tons of recipes, and this is the BEST. Keep it simple and enjoy the great flavor. Light, flavorful, tasty pasta.
Also, note that this is what I used on pizza also.Print
4 Ingredient Tomato Sauce
This recipe is a light, gentle, sweet sauce made of tomatoes and includes only four ingredients. This is perfect over pasta or any recipe that asks for tomato sauce. Never buy canned sauce again.
- Prep Time: 2 Minutes
- Cook Time: 50 minutes
- Total Time: 52 minutes
- Yield: 8 Servings 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Saute
- Cuisine: Italian
- 4 Tablespoons Butter
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Small Onion
- 1 Can Cento San Marzano Peeled Tomatoes (28 Ounces)
- Melt butter
- Add 2 whole uncut cloves of garlic
- Add 1 small white onion peeled
- Saute for 2 minutes
- Add Can Cento San Marzano
- Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat
- Mash tomatoes with Stainless Steel Potato Masher
- Cook on low heat for 45 minutes mixing and mashing a few times
I remove the onion and garlic after cooking for 45 minutes. I prefer to use a dutch oven and the lid to prevent a stovetop mess.