The Best Tomato Sauce Ever

This tomato sauce is so simple and truly tastes as good as, if not better, than what you get at your favorite Italian spot. 

Course Sauce
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 28-ounce can whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 medium white onion cut in half (if you have a really large one, use 1/2 or 1/4)
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • salt to taste


  1. Add the tomatoes, onion and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the sauce to a simmer, then lower the heat to low if needed so that it simmers uncovered for 45 minutes. Stir occasionally, crushing the tomatoes with the back of a large spoon.
  2. Discard the onion, and add salt if needed (your tomatoes may have enough salt already so that it is not even need).