butter marinara!

i don’t know about you, but my favorite comfort food is pasta with marinara sauce. be it a cold day, a long day or really any day, it will always hit the spot. i found this recipe a long time ago in a cookbook by marcella hazan and have been following it ever since. i haven’t looked at that recipe in a LONG time and i’m sure that i no longer follow it properly, so, here is mine! i like to pair it with some penne pasta – al dente – and parmesan cheese.



  • one can peeled tomatoes
  • 5 tbs butter
  • 1/2 white onion
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • basil

pour canned tomatoes into large saucepot.

place the butter and onion (not cut) in the pot.

sprinkle some basil on top (i usually cover the top but not heavily).

add salt and pepper to taste.

simmer 45 mins, squish the tomatoes every now and again with the back of a wooden spoon

remove onion and ENJOY



  1. This recipe is pretty creative. It looks delicious!

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