Serves a Crowd

Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

August 17, 2009
3 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This sauce was invented one evening when I was just too lazy to make the dinner I had planned. Instead, I looked at a tray of tomatoes I'd just roasted and decided to make a sauce reminiscent of Marcella Hazan's fabulous Tomato Sauce #3. I've tested it frozen and reheated and all the freshly made flavors hold up. —MrsWheelbarrow

What You'll Need
  • 2 pounds fresh roma or other paste tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons herbes de provence
  • 1 medium onion, cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • salt & pepper
  • shaved parmesian
  • torn basil leaves
  1. Oven roast tomatoes: preheat oven to 250
  2. Slice tomatoes in half lengthwise and place on foil covered baking sheet, skin side down.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with herbes de provence, salt & pepper. Place in oven for 3 hours.
  4. Remove from oven and run tomatoes and any cooking juices through a food mill to remove skins and seeds.
  5. Put tomato sauce in a medium saucepan, add halved onion and butter. Cook at a slow simmer for 25 minutes. Stir well and serve over pasta with shaved parmesian and a sprinkle of fresh basil.
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4 Reviews

Kimberly August 27, 2023
Wonderful! I was looking for a fresh flavor to process some of my tomatoes this year. I’m planning to roast and freeze for sauces and soup base.
Just tested and it turned out amazing. Served as listed. Thank you.
ecoteri August 13, 2011
Could I pressure Can this? and if so, for how long?
MrsWheelbarrow December 30, 2009
Maria, thanks so much. This recipe was in the regular rotation all summer, and we're enjoying it from the freezer this winter.
mariaraynal December 30, 2009
I adore roasted tomato sauce and love the addition of butter. The simplicity of this dish is also its beauty.