True Believer Tomato Sauce

"This recipe comes from the Nicholas Sparks Book called True Believer. It has only three ingredients and my husband absolutely loves it!"
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Ready In:
1hr 33mins




  • In a large pot, pour both cans of tomatoes and heat.
  • Add the whole stick of butter.
  • As the butter starts to melt, add the onions.
  • Stir and bring to a boil then set the heat to low.
  • Cook for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Serving suggestion: Pour over linguini and top with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.

Questions & Replies

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  1. lhfox50
    Do you cover pot to simmer?


  1. bookster69
    This is the best sauce ever and I use it all the time. The family just loves it.
  2. steve in FL
    No one would ever guess that there were only 3 ingredients - the flavor is outstanding! I halved the recipe and after the simmer, mixed it up with a pound of cooked shell noodles.. pure comfort food!
  3. Phyllis V.
    We had dinner at my daughters and Nick and Kathy Sparks were there. Nick told us about this recipe but he said to remove the onion after it has cooked and that is why it is cut in half so it will hang together and you can dip it out. A nice easy tasty sauce. Enjoy.
  4. gailanng
    A simple and great technique for a beginner. I'm remembering another simple now...when in college, I took a course, 'Doornails 101'. Note: stir after cooking and the onion will break and distribute throughout the sauce.


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