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Roasted Tomato Sauce

Rosted Tomto sauce

Earlier this week I briefly mentioned a gigantic bucket of tomatoes given to me by my neighbors from their garden. Wasn’t that nice? And there are a bazillion more tomatoes where these came from. I am not a canner or a freezer-filling planner… this is actually the first occasion in my entire life I’ve even had the time to consider putting up food for future use. It’s neat and weird all at once.

So anyway, I’m just gonna go ahead and say that canning is extremely intimidating.

Also you have to buy lots of stuff to get started. Now, you should know that I am ALL FOR buying stuff. But this trailer house has a serious storage space problem in that it has exactly none in the way of storage space. It’s sort of annoying.

Oh!! And our very nice newer model car decided to blow a head gasket this week for no apparent reason at all… so that’s expensive.

And gets in the way of me buying stuff.

Can I just say that I think it’s pretty ridiculous when a 1964 Volkswagen Beetle with no roof and no doors is more reliable than a fancy new Nissan fully loaded with leather seats? Ridiculous, right? I just needed to get that off my chest.


So back to these tomatoes… after I made tomato bruschetta, I was still left with like 42 tomatoes. That’s an awful lot of BLT’s. Deanna at Year of Healthier Living solved that problem for me rather quickly though when she posted this recipe for Roasted Tomato Sauce.

Roasted Tomatoes for Sauce

It was the easiest, most uncomplicated thing I’ve accomplished in a very long while… aside from lazing around with a paperback in the sand.


With plenty of garlic, a little olive oil, a bit of kosher salt, and coarsely ground black pepper, this sauce was the complete opposite of a complicated order. Also the house smelled so delicious I could hardly stand it.


Oh Oh Oh!!! I forgot to tell you! There is no canning required. This sauce lives quite happily in the freezer. So the most you’ll have to buy is a freezer bag or two. Or 24. But still.

Tomato sauce with Summer Vegetables

Jusssst look at these veggies!

Roasted Tomato Sauce

All I had to do was wait a little bit, and then stir a little bit, and then wait just a little bit more…


Roasted Tomato Sauce

The tomatoes came from the oven, all charred and lovely, and then I scraped them into the blender.

Roasted Tomato Sauce

What I got out of the blender was this thick, rich, marinara that just screamed summer and fresh and all sorts of wonderfulness. So of course I dipped cheese in it.


Roasted Tomato Sauce
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Fresh roasted garden tomatoes and garlic make a rich, simple, and wonderfully flavor fresh sauce.
Serves: many!
  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • salt and pepper
  1. Wash the tomatoes, core them, and slice into quarters (halves for smaller varieties such as Romas).
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 400. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Press the foil up and over the edges to avoid a giant mess.
  3. Spread the garlic pieces around the tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Put the baking sheet in the oven and roast the tomatoes for about two hours, stirring them around occasionally. When they're done, most of the liquid will be evaporated and the tomatoes will look a bit charred. That's good.
  5. Blend the roasted tomatoes and garlic to your desired consistency in a blender or in a bowl using an immersion or stick blender.
  6. You can freeze this for up to 6 months.

I shared thisthis for you just like I found it HERE.

 Roasted Tomato Sauce


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Fast Stovetop Fresh Tomato Sauce | Sugar Dish Me

Wednesday 18th of September 2013

[…] sandwich bread… I’m basically one giant walking ball of Vitamin C. Last year I shared Roasted Tomato Sauce from SOLE Food Kitchen. It is really simple and fresh and has so much tomato flavor packed into it, […]

Mini Tomato and Havarti Sandwiches with Balsamic Glaze | Sugar Dish MeSugar Dish Me

Tuesday 18th of June 2013

[...] garden. Last year I found lots of fun things to do with them– there was Tomato Bruschetta, Roasted Tomato Sauce, Roasted Tomato Basil Soup (my personal favorite), and no shortage of fresh tomatoes in salsa and [...]

Tara Quinones

Monday 13th of August 2012

I'm going to make some! I have this desire to have some roasted tomato soup now with a cream base and I just might make the chesiet grill cheese with it! Thanks my bff!


Monday 13th of August 2012

ugh, what a good idea!!!! I've made roasted tomato soup before (delish!) but never made roasted tomatoes into a sauce. MMMMMMMM!!! And I like that you just freeze it and can take it out when ready.

Have you ever tried making cheesy risotto and then putting a roasted tomato on top of each serving? A friend prepared dinner for Ron and I one evening and served that as a meal, and it was SO good!


Monday 13th of August 2012

I'm still jealous of your VW Beetle and think it would still be second on my lottery win list (an old version of course. Second after a tonne of shoes, naturally). My aunt recently went to Cuba and said that due to the lack of American imported cars there, they still drive and maintain these really old, old cars and she said it's amazing to see them all driving around in them and that they're still going. She said they talked with a guy there and he said they didn't have mechanics, but magicians, because they had to find substitutes for parts they needed or create them from other things etc. It fascinated me. Anyway...tomatoes...

I have decided that, as movie reviews come with Spoiler Alerts, your blog needs to come with an Oven Alert to warn me that "the following post requires an oven and will make you miss owning one" haha! This one would definitely need one - looks amazing!

Also, on an entirely unrelated matter - did your bathroom finally get sorted?

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Monday 13th of August 2012

That is so interesting about Cuba!! Wow! I had no idea. I agree. That IS totally fascinating. If it makes you feel better, our Beetle really looks nothing like a Beetle. I love all VW's - especially the oldies - but ours is completely rearranged into that rail buggy contraption. Chad has to shop for parts at VW specialty stores and it's all 1964 beetle back to front, but it lacks that beetle shape since it's really just a frame with wheels. I reeeeeeally want him to buy me an old VW bus.

So sorry this sauce won't work in your oven-less life. Could you maybe just get a countertop toaster oven that plugs in? Those things are sort of awesome.

The bathroom FINALLY got sorted out. It was SUCH a headache. I was just working on a Trailer Trashtastic update! Just gotta find a few to finish and get it posted!