Our Take on Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce

Marvelous Munch
by Marvelous Munch
6 Servings
1 hr

Marcella Hazan has been an inspiration to cooks around the world for decades. We found her simple tomato sauce a while back by accident. The first time we made Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce, our jaws dropped before we could even taste this because of the delightful smell our home was filled with.

We have made this sauce just how Marcella describes but we have put our own twists on this a few times. See the recipe below for our take on Marcella Hazan’s tomato sauce.

Our take on this simple sauce has received raved reviews every time we make it for someone. We have also modified this recipe to turn into a tomato bisque by adding shredded parmesan cheese during the last 5-10 minutes of the sauce simmering. Or try our healthy twist on chicken parmesan!

From our kitchen to yours, cheers!

Our Take on Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce
Recipe details
  • 6  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 45 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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  • 6 heirloom tomatoes smashed
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • ½ white onion
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • salt to taste

Slice a thin X on the bottom of each tomato
Bring a pot of water to boil and add tomatoes
After 1 minute remove tomatoes and place in bowl of ice water to cool
Peel and crush heirloom tomatoes
In stock pot add butter, onion, pinch of salt, crushed red pepper, crushed garlic, and crushed tomatoes
Simmer for 45 minutes or until thicken to your liking
Stir every so often and crush tomato chunks
Taste and add additional salt if needed
Remove onion and garlic from sauce and serve over you favorite pasta
Marvelous Munch
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