That’s my statement that I make every time I enter the kitchen.
For those that spend time with me during all my ‘In the kitchen with Dana’ segments you know I share easy recipes with a big taste.
Just plain yummy 5-ingredient tomato sauce is going to change the way you create all of your food.
In fact, this sauce does not even have a spice in it and it totally holds its own.
Right now, if you are a sauce-head you are shaking your head and saying ‘ain’t no way!’
Keep reading if you want to experience just plain good.
Just plain yummy 5-ingredient sauce is made with only the best ingredients.
Get ready to be dazzled with an assault of richness and flavor.
Better yet, just plain good 5-ingredient tomato sauce is a base to many other recipes I prepare.
In order to really understand how good this 5-ingredient tomato sauce is, you’ll have to make it and taste it to believe it!
Yummy 5-Ingredient Tomato Sauce
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I have a passion for plain and simple.
However plain does not mean any of my food lacks taste.
Defining plain means fewer ingredients to deliver a truer, richer, taste.
Every single finger swipe through this sauce will have you wanting to dip for more.
Don’t, you need to use a spoon.
So, instead, take a spoon and swipe through, and get a new spoon and do it again.
Careful, once you start, you might literally eat all the sauce with all of your spoons and never will it make it to pasta!
5-ingredient tomato sauce is possible and you won’t find any better.
Of course, you can change a few of the ingredients, but I will never.
Chances are your pantry that has what you need.
What Is This 5-Ingredient Tomato Sauce Good For?
For those that love Italian green beans, my Green Bean Parmesan transitions it’s garlic base and becomes enlivened when it meets this sauce.
Or perhaps you have been looking everywhere for a Thick Square Pizza (in my world, it’s called Sfincione and a Sicilian specialty!).
Fettucine, a nice thick pasta is a great noodle to put the yummy 5-ingredient tomato sauce on.
No matter how you serve it, or what you serve it on, drag your fork through this sultry sauce and admire your work.
In the end, few ingredients, deliver BIG taste.
Tomato Talk For Sauce
Since I am Italian, owned an Italian Deli/Restaurant, and was the Chef, the only tomato I would ever use in this sauce is a San Marzano.
There is no other tomato that is going to deliver the taste that this tomato can.
These tomatoes are steam peeled and sit in their own puree juices.
They are a plum tomato and you won’t find oodles of seeds, which makes them perfect for sauce, especially cooked down slow.
Crazy good even before they are cooked is the only way to explain this.
The Pan For Your Sauce
You will need a 12″ pan with a lid.
I’ve found that it allows me the best use of space with the ingredients and ‘spatter’ that could occur.
What’s better is that the clear lid, lets me see what is happening inside the pan without interrupting the process.
So, I know when to mix, and when to just let the sauce simmer.
Also, the lid allows the onions to soften to the point that makes this sauce perfectly prepared.
2 handles (one on each side) lets you remove the pan from the stove with ease and balance.
In the end, you can use whatever pan you are happy making sauce in, this is nothing more than a suggestion.
- 28 Oz can San Marzano Whole-Peeled Tomatoes (do not drain)
- 1 Medium White Onion - Peeled and Chopped. (1 1/4 C)
- 4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 6 Oz can of Tomato Paste + 1 Can Water
- *Optional S&P to taste
In a large pan, put olive oil.
Add onions, cover.
Next, allow the onions to lightly brown on medium-low heat.
Once the onions are slightly caramelized, add the can of tomatoes.
Again, cover and allow the mixture to cook covered for about 5 minutes to combine.
Then, add tomato paste and water.
Combine via stirring.
Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and remove the lid from pan.
Allow the sauce to thicken.
Use atop fettuccine, beans, Sicilian Pizza, etc.