For reference, here is a spoonful of the untoasted bread crumbs next to the toasted bread crumbs. Learn how your comment data is processed. simmer together for 1/2 hour If you haven’t tried making tomato sauce with butter, I recommend it. Marcella Hazan, Julia Child of Italian cooking, used it. Thanks for helping me become a better cook. I made a double portion today, let’s just say we ate more than half of it. Also, I’m a huge advocate of salting food properly. Add the cooked pasta to this pan and toss. Pasta with fresh tomatoes is a quick, yet much-appreciated, solution when you have little time to make dinner and still want something that tastes good. Stir in the cooked tomatoes and put in a serving bowl. Great recipe. Pasta with 5 Ingredient Butter Tomato Sauce. So happy to find your blog. The sauce has so few ingredients, it's important that the tomatoes you use are high quality. Used whole wheat fusilli and basil from the freezer. Five ingredients – pasta, balsamic vinegar, cherry tomatoes, butter and cheese – are all you need to make this delicious supper on a student budget. Add pasta. Bring salted water to boil. Garnish with finely chopped fresh parsely before serving. It’s actually crazy good. Once it reaches a simmer, reduce the heat to medium-low and let it continue to simmer, without a lid, for about 30 minutes. It’s just fabulous and really really easy! While the sauce simmers, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Wow, I loved this growing up but don’t seem to make it now, I will have to fix that! thumbs up from three of my children, one doesn’t like red sauce thanks to his older sister and a goosebumps episode:) Cook the tomatoes with butter and seasonings: While the pasta water is heating and the pasta is cooking, prepare the tomatoes. Before draining it in a colander, save some of the starchy pasta cooking water because it’s great for loosening up the sauce if it gets too dry when you add the pasta. She did this because my dad requested it, and he wanted it because that’s what his mother in Minnesota used to make for him (back in the 1930s and 40s). But, if you salt your food at the very end you’ll get that much needed punch of flavor and still a lot less salt than you’d be getting from pre-packaged or restaurant foods. Cook until al dente, tender but still a little firm. Shred the canned whole tomatoes with your fingers as you put them in a small saucepan. I won’t have to rely on jarred pasta sauce ever again. If not, if you want you can add a pinch of dried basil. Too much salt is bad, obviously, for both flavor and health. They are pretty sweet already and probably the best canned tomato I have ever had. Did you know you can save this recipe and order the ingredients for. It’s ridiculously easy and still “lick the spoon” good. Your email address will not be published. Even after all that, the pasta turned out wonderful and I was very glad to have its warm tomatoey buttery comfort. Simple and delicious… the perfect meal! Or sometimes I brown a lb of lean hamburger along with the garlic, then add the tomatoes and spices and you’ve got a hearty one-dish meal :-). Pasta with the easiest ever tomato sauce made with whole canned tomatoes, butter, sugar, basil, and salt and pepper. Shred the canned whole tomatoes with your fingers as you put them in a small saucepan. You need to add sugar to balance the acidity and this particular dish should be a little on the sweet side, which is why we add sugar. They’re an easy, inexpensive, and vegetarian alternative to Parmesan. I do make a couple of changes. We add a bit sugar to the sauce, because the sauce just tastes better to us when it’s sweeter. It sounds like you have such a lovely family. On to the amazing sauce… Start with 4 Tbsp butter and 3 cloves of minced garlic in a large, deep skillet. ~Elise. add 1 6 oz can Italian tuna in oil (don’t know if it was supposed to be drained or not) Fundamental to the success of this dish is tomato selection; the tomatoes must be juicy and ripe – with a firm and compact texture..