Easy Roasted Tomato Sauce

Easy Roasted Tomato Sauce

What do you do with a ton of tomatoes from your garden? What do you do when you want a really really tasty tomato sauce? Here’s what I do.

Last year during tomato season my friend Candy posted a picture on her Facebook page of some roasted tomato sauce she was making. It looked delicious so I checked out the recipe she was using and did a little tweaking. This is what I came up with.

Roasted tomato sauce is so flavorful


Roasting food somehow makes it so delicious. Click here for how to roast broccoli for an out of this world side. This roasted tomato sauce is thick and rich and so flavorful. I planted some paste tomatoes this year and have been using them to make my roasted tomato sauce. They have less liquid in them and it makes the sauce more smokey and a little thicker.

Super easy tomato sauce

Slice your garden tomatoes in half and throw them on a cookie sheet. Chop some onion and a couple of cloves of garlic and toss it on the pan. You don’t need to worry about peels or seeds or anything since you will be passing your vegetables through the food mill. It takes out all those parts.

Chop some onion and a couple of cloves of garlic and toss it on the pan. You don't need to worry about peels or seeds or anything since you will be passing your vegetables through the food mill. It takes out all those parts.

Sprinkle the mixture with a tablespoon or two of olive oil and some salt and pepper.

Toss the vegetables well and spread them in a single layer with the tomatoes cut side up. Roast them until the edges are just starting to turn brown.

Toss the vegetables well and spread them in a single layer with the tomatoes cut side up. Roast them at 400 degrees until the edges are just starting to turn brown.

Easy Roasted Tomato Sauce

Dump the mixture into your food mill and process until all the liquid passes through and you are left with the skins.

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The sauce is thick and rich.

The sauce is thick and rich.

 

Easy Roasted Tomato Sauce

sauce.

Now your roasted tomato sauce is ready to use, can or freeze. You can add other ingredients as well. Whatever you like. Sometimes I add basil or other herbs. You could also use hot peppers, bell peppers or anything that sounds good to you!

Click here to read how to grow awesome tomatoes and here to find out about harvesting them. 



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Easy Roasted Tomato Sauce

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20 comments

  1. Yavonna says:

    a way to use up extra tomatoes 🙂 great job !!

  2. Christina- my favorite way to make tomato sauce is to go to my local grocery store and buy a can! LOL! I’ve never even thought to make my own until i read your post! I LOVE fresh tomatoes!!! This is a good idea! Thank you for supporting my blog!!! xoxoxo

  3. Roasted tomato sauce is one of my favorites. Great tutorial! Sharing on my “after the harvest” pinterest board!
    Blessings,
    Shari

  4. jugglingrealfoodandreallife says:

    The baskets of “ugly” tomatoes are now on sale at the farmers market that I go to. This sauce would be a great way to make some really inexpensive, but delicious sauce. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Delicious! I love roasted tomatoes. I usually put them in quesadillas…I do mine with a cilantro paste…but this sounds wonderful too! Pinning and sharing! I’d love it if you would link it up with us at Foodie Fridays this week…we go live at 9 pm Thursdays nights.

  6. Terri Lowell says:

    This looks so good. I can’t wait to try this!

  7. Yum! I make mine almost exactly the same way, except I put the tomatoes in a pot first to cook them a bit. It’s a great way to take advantage of all those tomatoes this time of year.

  8. Roasted tomatoes tried this in soups but in sauce sounds great and bet it would taste awesome….

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