Delicious Roasted Tomato Sauce

Delicious Roasted Tomato Sauce

I love making my own tomato sauce and this recipe is simply divine. The flavors are wonderful and you control the amount of salt and spices.  Tonight I am making pasta for my ‘always hungry’ s. I will add some hot Italian sausage to the sauce over a large plate of linguini and topped off with homemade Pesto. He is sure to be in heaven.

How To:

Preheat oven to 300°. Line a large baking sheet with foil.

In a microwave safe bowl combine  1/2 small diced onion, 3 cloves of chopped garlic and 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil. Microwave for 30 seconds to infuse the garlic and onion into the oil. When you remove bowl from the oven you will smell the heavenly aroma of garlic and onion. Add 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon of fresh cracked pepper, 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning and 1 Tablespoon sugar to bowl and stir to combine.

Place 18 cut ripe and halved Roma tomatoes in a large mixing bowl, pour in the olive oil mixture over top and toss with your hands or a spoon. Make sure all tomatoes are well coated. Place tomatoes cut side up on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with 2 Tablespoon fresh basil, 1 Tablespoon rosemary and any remaining olive oil mixture from the prep bowl.

Place on middle rack in oven. Cook for 2 hours at 300°.

After 2 hours turn oven up to 400° and roast for 30 minutes, or until the tomatoes start to brown. They will be caramelized and delicious. If you prefer a brighter tomato sauce pull them out before they brown. Approximately 10-15 minutes after you turn the oven to 400°. These roasted for the full 30 minutes, you can see the edges of the tomato are nice and browned.

Delicious Roasted Tomatoes

Remove pan from oven and transfer tomatoes to the bowl of a food processor. Process until tomato sauce is at your desired consistency.

Delicious Roasted Tomato Sauce


Nothing more special than making dinner for my adorable boys, Erik & Reed. xo

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