The Perfect Summer Meal: Farfalle with Buttery Tomato Sauce and Fresh Basil

Fortunately my children are, like their mom, pasta lovers. 

We have so many pasta recipes in our family, that we can eat pasta, every day, for a month, and even more, without having the same sauce twice.
Take a look at this tomato sauce. What makes a difference is the butter.
This sauce is absolutely buttery and kind of sweet. 
The sweetness is provided by the sugar which counter balances the natural acidity of the tomatoes. 
Served with fresh basil leaves, this pasta makes the perfect appetizer and during the summer can be served as a meal by itself. My boys love it and so do I. I hope you like it.
Farfalle with Buttery Tomato Sauce and Fresh Basil | Ingredients for 6-8 portions
1 package of farfalle (bow-tie noodles)
4 Tbs. of butter
½ onion finely chopped
1 garlic clove minced
2 pounds of ripe tomatoes, peeled, and lightly processed in a food processor
2 Tbs. of sugar
Coarse sea salt
Fresh basil leaves
Grated Parmesan cheese (I used Grana Padano)

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and sauté the onion and garlic until soft, 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook them until boiling. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. Add the sugar and salt to taste. Simmer uncovered for 5 more minutes. In the meantime, put the water for the pasta to boil. Cook the pasta and once it’s al dente, strain it. In a bowl combine the pasta with the tomato sauce and sprinkle some basil leaves. Serve with Parmesan cheese.
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