In case you aren't yet acquainted with Marcella Hazan's iconic 3-ingredient tomato sauce, it is that good. If you're already a convert, carry on supping on this incredibly rich, well-balanced sauce; if you aren't, please (please!) simmer up a batch tonight.
Sure, the tomatoes (at least the canned ones) aren't going anywhere, but just think, each day you wait is one more day without a drop of this velvety sauce passing your lips. Now I get it, if you're anything like me, you too fear the overhyped, perhaps feeling that anything mainstream must be passé, or that your overblown expectations will surely exceed reality. Either way, cast all doubts aside, this sauce is not only stupid simple to prepare (three ingredients: that's it), it'll blow any and all competition out of the water.
Keep reading for the superlative recipe.
Real talk: I ate half the batch straight from the pot, spoon to mouth. Seriously.
Adapted from Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan Ingredients Directions Serves 4-6; makes enough sauce to dress 1 pound pasta. Notes:
Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce
Adapted from Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan
Serves 4-6; makes enough sauce to dress 1 pound pasta.