Country Living’s Roasted Tomato Sauce

This is the best recipe that I’ve tried in a long time.  It’s easy and tastes incredible.  I found it in the September 2011 issue of Country Living.

Slow roasting of tomatoes, onions, and peppers yields a to-die-for in flavor sauce.Roasted Tomato Sauce - Slow roasting of tomatoes, onions, and peppers yields a to-die-for in flavor sauce.

Roasted Tomato Sauce
Yields:  3 cups

2 1/2 lb plum tomatoes, quartered
1 yellow onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
1/2 cup EVOO
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tsp fresh oregano   ( I used way more)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a 9×13” baking pan, toss together tomatoes, onion, bell peppers, oil, salt, and crushed red pepper.

Roast for one hour.

Remove from oven and fold basil and oregano into vegetables.

Cook for 30 minutes more.

In a food processor, blend vegetables until pureed.
Use immediately, refrigerate for up to 2 weeks, or freeze.

The first batch that I made went into the freezer for pizzas this winter.  Pizza is a quick and easy after work meal to make when I’m tired and don’t feel like cooking.

I liked the taste of this so much that I made two more batches for us to eat over pasta this week.

This truly is a great recipe!  Click here to find the recipe on Country Living’s website.


  1. Paula, this looks soo good! I’ve never made homemade tomato sauce – and certainly not by roasting the vegetables. I’m going to try this out soon!

  2. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    That looks heavenly!!!! Our tomatoes stunk this year. Barely enough to make even one batch of tomato sauce. :s I love this recipe…yum!

  3. This sounds awesome! I have a recipe where you put the roasted tomatoes and roasted smushed garlic right on the pasta- no blending and no other veggies. It’s to die for, but this sounds like a great sauce with that yummy roasted flavor. And on pizza! Yum! I want some now!

    Paula- you always post the best recipies!

  4. Yummy. . . this looks wonderful! I so love tomatoes. Love, love, love them. And roasted?? Mmmm! Even better. Thanks for sharing this!

  5. KM @ This Plate is Full says:

    I just made sauce to freeze today aswell. But not like that – looks delish!!
    I love the pre cooked sauce!! Isn’t it the best to just grab it out of the freezer. Always makes dinner go soo much faster.

  6. I will try this. I may have to half the recipe since the plum tomatoes are slow coming in now. Thanks for publishing!

  7. This recipes looks delicious Paula! I’ll have to try it. My brother brought me bags and bags of red bell peppers and I’m eating at least one per day and gave 80% of them to friends and co-workers. This would be a great way to use up some more of them!

  8. Just 2 words — mmm mmm

  9. iSavortheWeekend says:

    Paula, I’m so anxious to make this recipe. I’ve never made roasted tomato sauce from scratch and it looks so easy. I could just sit and stare at those roasted tomatoes and onions all day – yum! Can’t wait to fill my kitchen up with all the savory flavors!

  10. I wish I lived close to you, I’d offer to be your taste tester!!! Looks YUMMY!
    Have a great weekend Paula! 🙂

  11. FrouFrouBritches says:

    Oh, I love that roasting pan. Is it Pampered Chef?

    This recipe sounds fantastic!!! I love roasted red peppers an tomatoes. MMMM! I hate we didn’t have a good tomato crop in our garden this year.

  12. ~Lavender Dreamer~ says:

    I would love to make this! I’m going to put your blog in my list of favorites so that I can keep up with all of your fun! ♥

  13. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Seeing this recipe again reminds me to put these ingredients on my shopping list!!! Looks simple and delicious. 🙂 Thanks so much for joining my Family Friendly Food Week party. 🙂

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