Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce

This is a foolproof roasted tomato sauce recipe. Once you’ve tasted it, you will never want to go back to ready made pasta or pizza sauce again.

Tomato sauce One thing though – use good quality tomatoes. Last time I bought a kilo of cheap non-organic tomatoes because the organic ones were so incredibly expensive but I regretted it later on. The cheap tomatoes contained so much water that the sauce was watery and not half as tasty. Oh how I ready I am for my own tomato harvest!!

Interested? You’ll need:

  • 1 kilo of good quality tomatoes
  • 3 or 4 garlic cloves
  • a bunch of fresh herbs like oregano, rosemary and basil
  • a good glug of olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

Pre-heat oven (200 C, 400 F or gas 4)

tomato sauce Cut the tomatoes in half and place them cut side up in a roasting tin. Slice the garlic cloves and place them on the tomatoes. Chop or shred the fresh herbs and scatter across the tomatoes.  Pour the olive oil over it and give the tin a shake to distribute the oil. Add sea salt and black pepper to taste and place the tin in the pre heated oven for about 30-45 minutes. They are cooked when the tomatoes are soft and slightly charred. Then rub the tomatoes through a sieve and voila – what could be simpler?!

If you have any left-over sauce, you can preserve it in sterilized jars and use it for homemade pizza. Enjoy!



  1. Bridget Elahcene says:

    Definately going to make some of this – looks delicious and so simple… what a brilliant way of dealing with the inevitable glut later in the season!

  2. That sounds fantastic. I am dying to get to fall so that I can try my hand at making and preserving sauces like this!

    • I agree Ruth! Every day I am checking my tomato plants to see if they have grown an inch. I have a great recipe for making tomato/chilli ketchup as well, when the time comes I will definitely share it here at Sow and So.

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