Roasted tomato sauce

IMG_5324 When I glanced into my fruit bowl the other week, I noticed that we had accumulated quite a few tomatoes – all of which were at the perfect stage of ripeness for immediate use. IMG_5313 And although I do enjoy a tomato / cheese sandwich, even I wouldn’t be able to get through this lot before they spoiled. IMG_5314 The solution? An oven baked tomato sauce. IMG_5315 A delicious, delicious, oven baked tomato sauce. That was so very easy to make, and made our house smell amazing! IMG_5316 Just chop the tomatoes, and place them in an oven-proof dish with sliced carrots, onion, garlic, red wine, olive oil and fresh basil. IMG_5317 Give it a good stir. Then bake at a low heat for 4 hours. Until your tomatoes look something like this…. IMG_5319 Tender, sweet tomatoes and aromatic vegetables. IMG_5320 I don’t have a food mill, so I simply pureed the whole batch – skins and all. And suddenly we had ourselves a luscious tomato sauce (that I had to stop myself from eating by the spoonful straight out of the bowl). IMG_5323 What I particularly loved about this sauce is that you don’t need to sit by the stove stirring it. Rather, just place it in the oven on low, and get on with your day – returning hours later to find that the oven has done all the work for you! IMG_5324 We have used this sauce in a couple of dinner since, but my favourite would have to have been the pasta dish we created. Nothing fancy, just rice fettuccine, baby bocconcini and fresh basil from our garden. IMG_5326 Simple, yet spot on for flavour. IMG_5327 Especially with the little salty bursts from the bocconcini. IMG_5328 Finished with a glass of vino, and I felt like quite the Italian Nonna. IMG_5330 Delish! IMG_5331 What about you? Do you make your own tomato sauce?

4 thoughts on “Roasted tomato sauce

  1. Yummo indeed! The slow roasting would bring out all the sweetness in the veggies. I make my own sauce in summer when my tomato plants are producing like crazy, and freeze it down for the rest of the year- waste not, want not!

  2. I made this today! It is delicious! I can't wait to put it with pasta for dinner tonight! I have shared on my Facebook page, so hopefully you get some visitors 😉


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