Student Friendly Recipes – Pasta Sauce

One of the easiest things to make is pasta, but who wants to buy expensive sauce with enough preservatives to last through the zombie apocalyse? Besides, we have so much locally grown produce it would be a shame not to take advantage of it. This three-ingredient pasta sauce recipe will have you looking like a professional chef in front of your friends, or maybe that date you asked to your place for Friday night.

Ingredients:
2 Pounds of fresh and ripe plum tomatoes
5 Tablespoons Butter
1 Medium Onion, Peeled and Cut in Half (don’t dice up, because you’ll be picking out the pieces later, we only want the flavor!)

Instructions:
To make tomatoes ready for sauce – Plunge the tomatoes in to boiling water for a minute to less, drain them, and as soon as they’re cool enough to handle dice them.

To make sauce – Put your tomatoes in to a saucepan, add the butter an onion, a pinch of salt to taste and cook uncovered at a slow simmer for about 45 minutes or until it has thickened to your liking and the fat floats free from the tomatoes.
Stir from time to time, mashing any large pieces of tomatoes with the back of the wooden spoon against the side of the saucepan.
Discard the onion before tossing with pasta. Serve with parasean or any other cheese you desire.

Quick Tip: If you want to make it your own, feel free to add a little brown sugar (to sweeten), garlic powder, or freshly cut parsley to present your pasta in a fresh way.

For more recipes like this one, visit food52.com.

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