Baked Pasta Sauce

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Lorac

Baking gives this sauce a unique roasted flavor. You can substitute ham, cooked bacon, or pancetta for the salami.

Top Review by Sackville

This is a dish that could easily be lifted to something wonderful. I loved the idea of baking the sauce. It did add a nice richness to the tomatoes and the crunchy topping was great. Unfortunately, I felt the overall finished product was bland and really needed to be seasoned with salt and pepper. Also, the onions remained very crunchy so I would definitely saute them first next time. Watch the topping carefully -- I had to lower the dish in to a different rack in the oven as it was getting very brown.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.
  2. Mix tomatoes, garlic, onion, salami, basil, oil and red pepper flakes in an oven proof dish.
  3. Mix bread crumbs and cheese and sprinkle over the tomato mixture.
  4. Bake, uncovered for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve over your favorite pasta without mixing so the crunchy bits stay crunchy.

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