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Butter Tomato Sauce
This irresistible four-ingredient recipe that requires about as much effort opening a can of Spaghetti-Os — but delivers much more impressive results. What happens beneath the lid of this medium-sized stock pot is nothing short of alchemy: a generous amount of butter smoothes the acidic edges of the tomato, resulting in a delicate, opulent sauce that calls for a simple vehicle of pasta and absolutely nothing else. The Amateur Gourmet
sang this recipe's praises in the early days of food blogging — he threw in a few cloves of garlic for extra flavor. Steamy Kitchen
suggests using salted butter and well-salted water for boiling pasta; Smitten Kitchen
liked it best without any parmesan added. Food 52
's Genius Recipes column called it "the most famous tomato sauce on the internet" and offers a version made with milled fresh tomatoes.Back to 8 Great Recipes that Rocked the Internet »
Photos, top to bottom: Smitten Kitchen, William Brinson for Food52