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Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

September 17, 2020

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Rich oven roasted tomato sauce that is intensely flavored with oven roasted tomatoes, garlic and fresh herbs. This is a perfect way to use up garden fresh tomatoes.

A jar filled with oven roasted tomato sauce.

I’ve been making oven roasted tomatoes with roasted garlic and I’ve made a super easy and super delicious tomato sauce with some of those tomatoes. I have to tell you, this sauce is truly amazing! And once you have the tomatoes roasted, there’s really no more cooking, except to warm the sauce.

This sauce is made using the oven roasted tomatoes and garlic, fresh herbs, a touch of brown sugar and salt.

A tray full of oven roasted tomatoes.

How to use the sauce

Use this sauce in any place you’d use a marinara sauce

Pasta with oven roasted tomato sauce.

Steps for making oven roasted tomato sauce

A complete list of instructions is available below! Just scroll to the bottom!

  • Make oven roasted tomatoes
  • Add cooled tomatoes, roasted garlic, fresh herbs, brown sugar and salt in a food processor
  • Puree until smooth
  • Taste and add more salt if needed
  • Heat and serve or freeze to use later

Variations and Substitutions

  • Fresh herbs – choose from fresh thyme, fresh basil or fresh oregano – use a teaspoon of fresh herbs
  • Dried herbs – if fresh herbs aren’t available, you can use dried herbs. Reduce amount to just a pinch of dried herbs
  • Use full size tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • Substitute granulated sugar for the brown sugar
A mason jar filled with a marinara sauce.

How to store

Store this sauce in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze for up to 3 months. To use, thaw and then heat in saucepan until heated through.

Other great recipes

A few recipes that go great with roasted tomato sauce

Spaghetti noodles topped with a roasted tomato sauce and topped with parmesan cheese.

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A quart glass jar filled with roasted tomato sauce.

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A jar filled with oven roasted tomato sauce.

Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

A rich sauce made from oven roasted tomatoes and oven roasted garlic.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 5 people
Calories 44 kcal


  • 2 ½ cups oven roasted tomatoes
  • 1 head oven roasted garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano (or thyme or basil)
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Pl;ace all ingredients in a food processor.
  • Puree until a smooth consistency,
  • Taste and add additional brown sugar and salt if needed (see notes)


  • The brown sugar helps cut the acidity of the tomatoes. Add up to an additional 1/2 teaspoon if needed.
  • Add a pinch more salt if needed.
  • Use fresh oregano, thyme or basil in this recipe. You may use a combination of the herbs as well.
  • If using dried herbs, just add a pinch. Dried herbs are much stronger than fresh.
  • You do not need to peel the oven roasted tomatoes prior to using.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 44kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 434mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 520IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg
Keyword oven roasted tomato sauce, roasted marinara sauce, roasted tomato sauce, tomato sauce
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  • Reply
    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    September 22, 2020 at 4:02 am

    5 stars
    Such a delicious way to use those oven roasted tomatoes! Now I’m craving a big bowl of pasta with this deliciousness! Looks wonderful, Kathy 🙂

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      October 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm


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    September 21, 2020 at 9:13 am

    5 stars
    Wow! This looks so rich and delicious. Making this for sure, and think having a jar (or two) at the ready at all times is a good idea. 🙂 ~Valentina

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      September 21, 2020 at 6:47 pm

      It really is so delicious. We’ve used it on pasta and pizza this week!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    September 21, 2020 at 4:49 am

    5 stars
    Nothing better than homemade tomato sauce Kathy! This look so delicious. Pinned!

    • Reply
      September 21, 2020 at 6:07 am

      Thanks, Mary Ann! 🙂

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    David @ Spiced
    September 18, 2020 at 5:11 am

    5 stars
    Well look at that! You took an already fun recipe and made it even better – using those roasted tomatoes to make a sauce was a great idea. We absolutely love pasta + sauce around here, and I’m really intrigued to try out this sauce. I bet the flavor is insanely good!

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    September 17, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    5 stars
    Love the delicious flavour from the oven roasted tomatoes to make this beautiful sauce!

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