Roasted Tomato Sauce

If you have a garden or have a neighbor, friend, or family member with a garden I’m sure you will see an abundance of tomatoes over the next few weeks. Here is a simple way to make homemade sauce. I will also share tasty meals to use up the sauce. I made a small batch but if you have more tomatoes by all means double the recipe.

I used a combination of roma, slicer, and heirloom tomatoes.

6 large tomatoes- quarter large ones and half small ones



1/4 of an onion or 1 shallot bulb

2 small cloves of garlic or 1 large clove

Small palm full of dried oregano and parsley

1 small palm full of sugar

Fresh basil

Preheat oven to 400

Add the cut tomatoes to a large bowl and drizzle with evoo and sprinkle with S&P. Toss them so evenly covered. Put them on 2 foil rimmed baking sheets and cook for 1 hour.

Allow them to cool and return to the same bowl. Purée with an immersion blender or in a food processor.

Place sauce in a high rimmed pot or pan. Then grate the onion/shallot into the sauce using a hand grater. Do the same with the garlic. I prefer this over using a diced onions and garlic as I like my sauce smooth. If you don’t have a hand grater then add them finely diced.

Next add the oregano, parsley, sugar and a little more S&P. Cook for 15 minutes on low to medium heat. Remove from heat and add fresh basil.


Published by Lem0815

Mother of two and wife to my junior high sweetheart. I believe the key to life is balance and the key to healthy eating is to not restrict and incorporate fruits and vegetables into every meal.

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