Francis Ford Coppola's Tomato Sauce (Pomodoro Basilico)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is the famous director's simple recipe for tomato-basil sauce. It was printed in the great cookbook, "Taste: One Palate's Journey Through the World's Greatest Dishes" by David Rosengarten. You can also top with some finely chopped fresh basil just before serving.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a pan on on medium heat. Saute onions in oil until transparent (about 5-7 minutes). Add tomatoes, 1/4 of the basil and pepper flakes.
  2. Simmer about 45 minutes. Add butter and remaining basil. If sauce is too thick, add some pasta cooking water.
  3. Serve over pasta.