Marcella Hazan is a genius. Somehow, the three main ingredients in this sauce combine to make a delicate but robust pasta sauce that is thin but still creamy, and sweet with a little bit of tang. Are you intrigued?

This delicious tomato sauce is the best pasta sauce for a simple weeknight meal.

The scoop behind how to make Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce is the secret ingredient: butter.

The fat in the butter breaks down the acidity in the tomatoes, turning the pasta sauce sweeter over time, and the butter’s sweet caramelized flavor adds to the depth of the tomatoes.

It is possible to use fresh, whole tomatoes for Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce but it takes a little more prep work and you may want to finish the sauce with an immersion blender.

INGREDIENTS Petite diced tomatoes Salt, pepper Dry basil Onion powder Garlic powder Unsalted butter Sweet onion

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