Total Time
50mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

I was standing in the grocery listening to this woman talking about how she roasts her tomatoes before making them into sauce. I thought that was a great idea so I tried it. It was so easy and I was able to sneak a few extra veggies into it for the kids. I used half Romas and half Better Boys. For thicker sauce use all Romas.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put tomatoes, cut side up on cookie sheet, sprinkling with pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning and kosher salt.
  2. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes.
  3. Place celery, onion, carrots, sugar and olive oil in food processor.
  4. Process until smooth.
  5. Add tomatoes and process until mixture is well blended.
Most Helpful

This was very easy to prepare, however, the taste and texture was like that of a good homemade tomato soup...nothing like a sauce. It was a disappointment! Imagine serving your pasta with a large ladle of tomato soup and you will have the idea!

Dixie in Pa August 22, 2009

Very versatile sauce that works well on its own or as a foundation for other dishes. I love the special flavor that comes about when tomatoes are roasted. In my own sauce, I decided to complement that flavor by also roasting about 6 cloves of garlic (the flavor mellows considerably so this is not the same as 6 raw cloves). Next time I would roast the other vegetables as well so the roasted flavor would serve as a unifying flavor through the sauce. I used this as a side sauce to a frittata at one meal, on pasta in another and as the base for an arrabiatta-style sauce with olives and artichoke hearts in yet another. Thanks.

justcallmetoni June 03, 2008

I really loved this unique sauce. My DD's weren't too sure about it, but I really liked it. It has a strong garlic flavor that I loved and a slightly sweet taste that was nice. It's different than any tomato sauce I've had before, but I always love finding recipes that taste different than the usual while still being good. Made for Zaar Tag.

Enjolinfam May 28, 2008