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Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce

An easy, silky, homemade tomato sauce that works with pasta, eggplant, or chicken.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Lucy Brewer


  • 1 28-oz. can whole, peeled tomatoes (I like Muir Glen organic)
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion peeled and cut in half
  • Pinch of kosher salt


  • Break up the tomatoes with your fingers and place in a large saucepan. Add butter, onion and salt.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then turn heat down slightly, keeping a good simmer. Cook for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove onion and serve.