Adapted from Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce With Onion & Butter.
This time of year, when the weather gets warmer, or, like me, you just returned from a girls' trip, you want something easy and somewhat healthy to ease yourself back into reality. Since tomatoes are not in season this time of year, I roasted a mix of grape and Roma tomatoes with some Italian seasoning develops their flavor, while bringing out their natural sweetness and juices. I used whole wheat pasta, but feel free to use whatever you have on hand. I also added some garlic and basil, two staples that, in my opinion, must be included in any Italian-style meal. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and Parmesan and your carnivore-loving friends will not miss the meat! —Nicole
1 hour 20 minutes
mix of grape and Roma tomatoes, with the Roma tomatoes quartered