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World's Best Pasta Sauce with 3 Ingredients |

World’s Best Pasta Sauce with 3 Ingredients

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


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.



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


a pinch of salt


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

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