Creating Tomato Base for Tomato Onion and Butter Sauce

Penne Covered In Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter By Marcella Hazan

For a late lunch this afternoon, we decided to make Marcella Hazan’s famous Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter.  This comes out of the Italian cookbook recommendation I made last week and can be found on page 152.  It’s not what you think of when you conjure up visions of a traditional marina sauce for spaghetti so be careful not to compare the two; they are different, though I am so fond of this incarnation that I find it hard to desire anything else.  If you prefer heavier sauces, this might not be your cup of tea.  You will never know until you try it.