Roasted Tomato and Garlic Sauce

by Lauren

A visit to Costco last week resulted in us acquiring a copious amount of these gorgeous tomatoes.

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Our only dilemma was, soup or sauce?

Once I remembered how great the sweetness of roasted garlic pairs with an savory roasted tomato…we decided sauce.

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This sauce poured over warm spaghetti with homemade meatballs and freshly grated parmesan.

You can’t beat it. This is comfort food at it’s finest, friends.

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Toss the tomatoes in olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper.

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Slow roast them until they turn a deep red and shrivel up.

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The garlic cloves will be a gorgeous golden brown and taste slightly sweet.

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Puree the roasted tomatoes and garlic with a flavorful olive oil and fresh basil.

If you’re like Chrissy and appreciate heat in your food, add some red pepper flakes to make Spicy Roasted Tomato and Garlic Sauce.

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Roasted Tomato and Garlic Sauce

Makes about 2 cups of sauce

Ingredients

1/2 cup olive oil

1/3 cup chicken broth or water

1/3 cup red wine

10-12 vine ripened tomatoes, halved

4 cloves garlic, peeled

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped (5-6 leaves)

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss tomatoes and garlic cloves with oregano, 1/4 cup olive oil, salt and pepper. Place onto foil lined baking sheet and roast for 1 1/2 – 2 hours.

Meanwhile, pour wine into a sauté pan and let simmer for 2-3 minutes. Put roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic, basil, remaining olive oil, water, wine, and red pepper flakes into a food processor (or use your immersion blender) to puree tomato mixture. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.

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From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Lauren

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6 Responses to “Roasted Tomato and Garlic Sauce”

  1. looks fabulous! love the idea of roasting the tomatoes

  2. Love, Love, LOVE roasted tomatoes and this looks amazing! I’m glad you bought a ton to make this…

  3. The color of that sauce is stunning!! I’m sure this tasted amazing. x

  4. I just put this into the oven, so far it smells amazing. Can’t wait for the finished product

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