Tomato Butter Pasta Sauce Recipe
I’m possibly the slowest cook I’ve ever met. My friends like to joke a person should anticipate hunger hours ahead and let me know if I’m the one cooking what they will eat. I know how annoying this may be for people who aren’t used to my method of coking, and so I like to find faster alternatives for making delicious meals. One of such ways, is having parboiled pasta, and then making a super-easy pasta sauce.
This tomato butter pasta sauce is great because you don’t need a whole lot of ingredients to make it, and it takes less than 30 minutes to cook. It also tastes amazing when I do it, so that’s a plus.
- 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 lb. fresh tomatoes, chopped
- 4 tbsp. butter
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add onions and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Sauté until the onions begin to soften and then add in the garlic. Cook for about 30 seconds.
- When you start to smell the garlic cooking, add the tomatoes and stir to combine.
- Cook over medium heat to let the tomatoes break down.
- When the mixture reaches a simmer, reduce heat slightly and stir in butter.
- Season again with salt and pepper and let simmer for about 15 minutes more.
- Taste and season as necessary.
When your sauce is ready, serve over cooked pasta and top with basil and grate some cheese over it if you like. Sometimes, I eat this with rice as well when I don’t want to go through the stress of making actual stew.