Smitten Kitchen Tomato Sauce

Folks, this will be my last post with Wheat’s camera – tomorrow is a new day and a new camera!

I took these pictures and made this sauce a few days ago, pre-Wallace. :)  My friend Maggie raved about this recipe from Smitten Kitchen on Facebook, so I figured I should try it out.  It seemed TOO easy.  These are your ingredients.


Yup.  That’s it.  Canned tomatoes, an onion, and butter (5 Tablespoons – not a whole stick).  However, I had canned these tomatoes that my Grandmother (you guessed it: Tezzie) had given me, and my cup ranneth over with ‘maters.  So I canned them up and forgot about them until I read this recipe!  I used my last three cans of tomatoes, which were beautiful and flavorful… but not packed as tightly as commercial tomatoes, which made my sauce a little too runny.  But I have to say – the flavor was amazing!  And it was the easiest tomato sauce I’ve ever made.


World’s Easiest Tomato Sauce, adapted from Smitten Kitchen

– 3 jars of canned tomatoes (original recipe called for 28 ounce can of San Marzano tomatoes)

– 5 Tablespoons butter

– 1 onion, peeled and halved


Put all the ingredients in a pot, and simmer for 45 minutes or so, mashing the whole tomatoes with a spoon occasionally.  Remove the onion when finished.  Use with your favorite pasta!  We used leftover linguini noodles.  It was runny – I should have strained it perhaps – but it was delicious and brightly flavored.


Canning tomatoes will be a post for another day, when I actually do it.  Hopefully my cup will runneth over with tomatoes again this year – this time from my very own garden!

Meanwhile, behind the scenes…


Harold thinks I’m a nut, for sure.


That, my friends, is the face of a spoiled rotten pup who has no idea his world is about to be rocked by a teeny tiny kitten named Wallace.

Have a good one!


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2 thoughts on “Smitten Kitchen Tomato Sauce

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  2. Mary Miller

    It’s time to use up all the old sauce..hoping I get my hands on some tomatoes this year too..Recipe sounds easy enough..Love those pomodoros!! Ciao!!!


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