A Delicous recipe for tomato sauce served over spinach tagliolini. Top with freshly grated Parmesan.
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Have ready a large bowl of iced water.
Place whole tomatoes in boiling water until skin starts to peel, 1 minute. Remove with slotted spoon and place in ice water. Let rest until cool enough to handle, then remove peel and squeeze out seeds. Chop 8 tomatoes and puree. Chop remaining two tomatoes and set aside.
In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion, pepper, carrot, celery and garlic in oil and butter until onion starts to soften, 5 minutes. Pour in pureed tomatoes. Stir in chopped tomato, basil, Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 2 hours. Stir in tomato paste and simmer 2 hours. Discard bay leaf.
In a large pot of boiling water cook tagliolini as to package directions.
Serve pasta topped with hot tomato sauce and freshly grated parmesan