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.
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.
How to use the sauce
Use this sauce in any place you'd use a marinara sauce
- Add to pasta. It's perfect in this crock pot spaghetti and meatballs.
- Spread on pizza
- Serve on a meatball sandwich
- Use as a dipping sauce for chicken nuggets or mozzarella sticks
- Dip pizza biscuits into sauce
Steps for making oven roasted tomato sauce
- 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
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.
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Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce
- 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
- Place all ingredients in a food processor.2 ½ cups oven roasted tomatoes, 1 head oven roasted garlic, 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, ½ teaspoon brown sugar, ½ teaspoon salt
- 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 ½ 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.
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I really like this recipe,,do you think it could it be canned in a pressure canner and enjoyed later??
Thank you! This recipe is safe to can in a water bath canner IF you add lemon juice to each jar. You'll need to use bottled lemon juice, not fresh. Add 1 tablespoon to each pint jar or 2 tablespoons to each quart jar. Process pints for 35 minutes and quarts for 40 minutes. Be certain to add additional time according to your elevation. A chart for adjusting according to your elevation can be found here - Water Bath Canning.
I don’t see any tomato seeds in the photo of your sauce in a jar. Do you remove the seeds before roasting? I have found that a good processor does not break up the seeds, they stay while and visible.
I took the tomatoes straight off the roasting tray and into a food processor. I did not remove the seeds. They are still in there. I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food says
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 🙂
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
It really is so delicious. We've used it on pasta and pizza this week!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
Nothing better than homemade tomato sauce Kathy! This look so delicious. Pinned!
Thanks, Mary Ann! 🙂
David @ Spiced says
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!
Love the delicious flavour from the oven roasted tomatoes to make this beautiful sauce!