Novice cooks and experts alike: prepare yourselves for the easiest tomato sauce you’ve ever made! Is it easier than running down to the store and picking up a jar? Well, no. But it’s likely cheaper if you’re buying good stuff (shout out to Rao’s!).
I see you out there with your 10+ tomato plants growing behind your house. Your garden is about to have more tomatoes than you can physically eat in one sitting, so go ahead and round up a few cups and put them to good use.
Tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roasted alongside an entire head of peeled garlic cloves. I mean we’re talking easy.
After 30-40 minutes (really depends on what size tomatoes you’re using), blend together. Roasted garlic tomato sauce!
Be sure to tell your family you slaved over the stove all day.
Perfect over grilled chicken, mixed with pasta, over roasted potatoes or veggies. Or you could get fancy and grill up some crusty bread, spoon it on top, and sprinkle with cheese. So… pizza? That’s basically pizza. Possibilities are endless. Good thing you only spent 5 minutes prepping this sauce, leaves you more time to contemplate what to serve with it for dinner!
- 2-3 cups tomatoes, cut or halved based on size (I use grape tomatoes)
- Head of garlic, peeled
- Olive oil
- 1 tbsp kosher salt
- ½ tbsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Coat tomatoes with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on a lined baking sheet with peeled garlic cloves. Roast 30-40 minutes, depending on size of tomatoes, until slightly browned. Allow to cool for a few minutes.
- Pulse everything in a food processor. Use immediately or seal in jars for later.
*Note: highly recommend doubling recipe and keeping this on hand! Same amount of effort, twice the reward.