Tomato Butter Sauce

11 Mar

I was amazed at the flavor of this sauce! I usually make my marinara with olive oil and I know I love butter but WOW!

Time: 30 minutes             Serves: 4


  • 1 stick – 8tbsp butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves (fresh, or 4 dried)
  • pinch crushed red pepper
  • 4 cup sliced baby bella mushrooms (optional)
  • 28 oz canned diced tomatoes & liquid, cut into smaller pieces by sticking kitchen shears into can)
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs, roughly chopped (I used basil and chives)

How to make it

  • Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onions and saute for about 4 minutes.
  • Add garlic, bay leaves, and red pepper and saute for another 2 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms and saute for about 3 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes with liquid. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer.
  • Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in fresh herbs at last 2 minutes. Discard bay leaves before serving.

4 Responses to “Tomato Butter Sauce”

  1. Gabe March 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    Wow, this looks good… I wanna try this, but with fresh tomatoes. Kitchen shears… who pissed you off?

    • detroittokyo March 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

      Thanks! Haha, no one.. just less messy than cutting them on a board 🙂 Let me know how you like it once you try it.


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