RECIPE: Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce
This tomato sauce can be used as a pizza sauce or even as a delicious sauce for a variety of pastas.
8 cups Roma tomatoes, quartered (vine-ripened tomatoes from your farmers market are suggested)
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, whole
2 t. salt
1 t. red pepper flakes
1 t. sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Combine tomatoes, onion, garlic cloves, salt, pepper and sugar in a large Pyrex pan or baking dish. Toss with olive oil.
- Roast 35 – 40 minutes until tomatoes have softened.
- Remove from oven and mash with a fork, or pulse on and off in a food processor leaving sauce a bit chunky.
- Stir in chopped basil.
This post has been a contribution by Kristin Frost Albrecht on behalf of The Food Basket, Hawai’i Island’s Food Bank.