This roasted tomato pasta sauce is perfect with fresh tomatoes from your garden. It is so delicious you won’t buy jar sauce again and best of all it’s easy! It just takes minutes to prepare and the flavor is rich and delicious. Use over pasta, zoodles, pizza, chicken or fish. It’s low carb too with just 4.3g net carbs per ½ cup of sauce.
For more fresh tomato recipes try this bruschetta salad!
So today I had 4 nice vine tomatoes just hanging out on my kitchen counter. When suddenly I remembered a cooking show I saw recently at the gym. (Yes I know watching cooking shows while working out is rather ridiculous.)
Anyway, I remember it seemed simple and it looked delicious so I decided to just make my own version of roasted tomato pasta sauce.
Let me tell you this will be a regular at my house this summer when we are bombarded with ripe summer tomatoes. The roasted garlic and spices add a lot of flavor and there is a natural sweetness so you don’t need to add any sugar.
Best of all for me is that it’s low carb too with only 4.3g net carbs per ½ cup!
Recipe ingredients I used.
This is such a simple recipe with simple ingredients but gives you delicious results. I used only fresh ripe tomatoes, fresh garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper and olive oil.
I bought everything from Aldi as you can see below. However if I had even better extra virgin olive oil I would have used that. And when we get fresh garden tomatoes I will use those.
Also I’ve made these with Roma tomatoes and it was just as delicious. So you can use whatever variety you want.
Just know that you are keeping the skins on so grape or cherry tomatoes would give you more skins so they might not be a good idea.
How I make roasted tomato sauce from fresh tomatoes.
You need a few ripe tomatoes. This is great when you are bombarded with fresh tomatoes from the garden but you can also use ones from the store like I did today. Preparing this recipe takes only minutes.
Step 1: Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Then cut the tomatoes into quarters and add to a baking sheet.
Step 2: Add a few cloves of garlic and drizzle the olive oil overtop. Season with salt and pepper and the Italian seasonings. Mix them well to make sure the oil and spices covers everything.
Step 3: Roast them in a 375° oven for about an hour and they should look like this. Cooking times may vary so keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn.
Step 4: Next mash them a bit with a potato masher or hand immersion blender and voila! You have roasted tomato sauce. The texture of the finished sauce should be a little chunky. Note you can use a food processor or blender for a smooth sauce but it tends to add air and give it a funny pink color to me.
Step 5: Store in an airtight container or mason jar and use within a few days. This recipe made roughly 1 ½ cups of sauce. You can add a little heat with hot pepper flakes or use fresh herbs if you wish too. Please scroll down to view and print the recipe card.
What to use with this homemade tomato sauce.
You can use this fresh tomato sauce on pasta, spaghetti squash and pizza. Or you can use it to top chicken fish or meat. I used it on a fried chicken patty I had in the freezer to make a quick chicken parmesan sandwich for my hubby.
It’s also delicious as dipping sauce with fried zucchini, cheese sticks or just with a piece of bread.
Lastly you can make a tomato cream sauce by adding a little heavy cream and maybe a bit of grated parmesan cheese at the end when you puree it. It really has so much flavor on it’s own though.
Other recipes that use fresh tomatoes from the garden.
I love this tomato sauce because it’s really easy, delicious and the perfect way to enjoy fresh garden tomatoes. For more delicious garden tomato recipes check out these recipes!
I hope you give this roasted tomato sauce a try as it has such amazing flavors . Especially in the summer if you can your hands on some fresh garden tomatoes.
This is such a simple recipe that you can add your own touch with fresh basil or other herbs. You can also add some hot pepper flakes for heat or a little fresh parmesan cheese.
The nutritional information for ½ cup of sauce is 116 calories
10.4g fat / 5.8g carbs / 1.5g fiber / 1.3g protein = 4.3g net carbs
- 4 tomatoes, washed and quartered
- 3-4 cloves garlic, whole
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Quarter tomatoes and toss with olive oil, garlic cloves, salt and pepper and seasoning in a large mixing bowl.
- Spray a baking tray with nonstick cooking spray. Spread the tomato mixture evenly over the tray.
- Roast in a 375 °F oven for 1 hour. Check towards the end to make sure they are roasting and not burning.
- Take out of oven and mash with a potato masher or hand blender. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 362mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g