The $10 Food Day: Amazing 3-Ingredient Pasta Sauce Recipe
I’m typically not a pasta person, but I’ll always make an exception for this particular pasta sauce recipe.
Don’t be fooled. While there are only 3 ingredients in this cheap pasta sauce recipe – tomatoes, butter, and onion – you would never know it. It’s rich, creamy, and full of flavor. Three ingredients shouldn’t taste this good together, but they do.
That’s why I call it amazing 3-ingredient pasta sauce.
This recipe – which has been making its rounds on the Internet – was originally developed by the Italian cook and writer Marcella Hazan. I discovered it on my friend’s cooking blog, Savoury Table.
The Cost For The Entire Pasta Dish: $3.31
- Large can of tomatoes = $1.68
- Butter (5 tablespoons) = $.55
- Onion (1/2 large onion) = $.20
- Pasta (1 pound) = $.88
Total cost for four people = $3.31
Save Money On Onions
Onions are the main flavoring agent of this pasta sauce – as they are for countless other dishes.
To save money on onions, buy a bag of onions instead of individual ones, which almost always cost less.
The $10 Food Day: Recipes To Save You Money
This recipe is part of the $10 Food Day series, which features 4 recipes (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack) that will feed a family of four for less than $10 – for the entire day. Here are the other $10 Food Day recipes:
Start Saving More Money On Food
If you want to start saving more money on food, while still eating delicious meals, check out these articles:
- 23 Ways To Save Money On Groceries
- How To Feed A Family Of 4 For $100 A Week
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- 1 pound pasta, cooked according to package directions
- 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 onion, cut in half
Place tomatoes, butter, and onion half in a medium saucepan. Simmer over medium heat for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 45 minutes, remove from heat and remove and discard the onion.
Use an immersion blender to puree the tomato sauce. If you don't have an immersion blender, allow the sauce to cool, place in a blender, and puree until smooth. Reheat the sauce before serving.
Serve over pasta.