World’s Best Pasta Sauce with 3 Ingredients

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It’s touted as the World’s Best Pasta Sauce. It’s famous, yet incredibly simple. Amazingly delicious… and, in fact, perfect. A recipe created by renowned food writer and chef Marcella Hazan.

And it has three simple ingredients.

If you love pasta, and Italian cooking, you have most likely come across Marcella Hazan. As instrumental in introducing Italian foods to America as Julia Child was with French cuisine.

Her cookbook, “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking,” (Amazon affiliate link) is a must-have for culinary libraries.

David Sipress, writing for “The New Yorker, says Marcella Hazan changed his life. As a self-admitted transformed “terrible cook,” he writes, “All I had to do was follow her instructions to the letter, and success was pretty much guaranteed.” Of the cookbook, he explains, “her recipes are consistently clear and straightforward, enabled me to overcome a lifetime of insecurity in the kitchen. She just made it all seem so easy.”

And it all began with… the sauce.

“This is the simplest of all sauces to make, and none has a purer, more irresistibly tomato taste,” Sipress writes. “I have known people to skip the pasta and eat the sauce directly out of the pot with a spoon.”

A simple, 3-ingredient sauce, and 45 minutes to simmer.

When cooking Italian cuisine, Marcella Hazan had a few rules. Here are three…

Marcella Hazan Rules

1. Use only the best olive oil.

2. Do not put salt in your aio e oio until you toss it at the end.

3. Never cook a tomato sauce in a covered pan, or it will end up being “bland, steamed, weakly formulaic.”

You can read more of her “rules” here

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World’s Best Pasta Sauce with 3 Ingredients

World's Best Pasta Sauce with 3 Ingredients | 31Daily.com

It’s touted as the World’s Best Pasta Sauce. It’s famous, yet incredibly simple. Amazingly delicious… and, in fact, perfect. A recipe created by renowned food writer and chef Marcella Hazan.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 46 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

28-ounce can of whole, peeled tomatoes
1 onion, peeled and halved
5 tablespoons of butter

and

a pinch of salt

Instructions

Add the tomatoes, halved onion and butter into a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 45 minutes, uncovered. With an occasional stir.

After 45 minutes, toss out the onion halves and pour the sauce over your favorite pasta. It really is that simple.

Keywords: pasta sauce, marinara, tomato, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, easy recipe

World's Best Pasta Sauce with 3 Ingredients | 31Daily.com
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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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