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Simple Roasted Tomato Sauce Recipe

The recipe really only needs 2 ingredients: tomatoes and olive oil. The garlic and fresh herbs are optional. You can also season with Italian dried herb blend in place of the fresh herbs.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course sauces
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8


  • 8-12 large or roma tomatoes halved
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced
  • handful of fresh herbs like basil, oregano, thyme
  • salt to taste


  • Heat oven to 425F. Place tomato halves on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Scatter garlic and herbs. Roast 25-30 minutes, until tomatoes softened.
  • 2. Puree in blender or use a potato masher. To thicken, simmer for 5 minutes on stovetop. Season with salt to taste.
Keyword marinara, pasta, tomato
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