I have used this recipe for years and it never fails. I usually make it in the summer as we usually have a vegetable garden and always end up with too many tomatoes, I then make in batches,for the freezer. I use a lot of garlic in this recipe but thats because we love it and the garlic sweetens in the roasting process. I have strained the sauce at times to remove the seeds. Though most people don't mind tomato seeds.
- Preheat the oven 400°f.
- Slice tomatoes in half, set aside.
- Pour the olive oil onto a large baking sheet and spread it around the sheet.
- Sprinkle evenly the garlic, herbs, sugar, salt and pepper over the oil.
- Place the tomatoes cut side down onto the baking sheet.
- Roast for about 30-40 minutes, or until the skins start to lift from the tomatoes.
- Allow to cool.
- Remove the skins and put the sauce into a large bowl and break up the flesh with a fork.
- Reheat sauce if using immediately.
I ALWAYS make my own spagetti sauces, however,I used canned or homemade stewed tomatoes, but I digress. well one day at work, we had to make roasted tomatoes and I was snooping on food.com to see if there was anything good, and I came accross this recipe, and thought next time I make spagetti or need tomato sauce for anything I will have to try it. I have now made this twice. WOW it makes an excellent flavor in my already prefected spagetti sauce, this recipie has only made it better. I will never, NEVER make any sauce without using this as my base. thanks for sharing. Should have more stars :)
Nice & easy. I cored the tomatoes before roasting. Pulled them out after an hour, cooled slightly & removed the skins. Then I added fresh chopped basil & parsely & finished for another 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Used my potato masher to just break down the tomatoes to chunky, personal favorite.
This is awesome! I made a big batch with some great roma tomatoes from the market and canned it for a quick weeknight dinner. Now I just brown some ground beef and toss in a jar of these :) very nice! Thanks