When I think of summer vegetables, tomatoes are the first to come to mind. It’s time to try and make your own tomato sauce.

Roasting tomatoes is my favorite way to make a homemade sauce. Roasting them with garlic also adds a lot more flavor. I love fresh herbs and I always have them on hand during the summer time. In my tomato sauce I like to add tons of fresh basil and fresh oregano. Fresh herbs are the key to brightening up any dish.

Roasted Tomato Sauce

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 hours 15 minutes
  • Total Time:2 hours 20 minutes
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 3 lbs tomatoes
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • 1 handful fresh oregano
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb pasta
  • Step 1

    Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Place tomatoes and garlic in a large pan and drizzle with olive oil. Add salt and pepper. Roast for two hours.

    Photo by Jake Popescu
  • Step 2


    Cook pasta. Add tomatoes and garlic to a blender. Add fresh herbs. Blend until completely smooth.


    Photo by Jake Popescu
  • Step 3

    Coat the pasta with sauce or store in the refrigerator or freezer for later use.

    Photo by Jake Popescu