Good morning! Did you have a good weekend? Mine was busy but relaxing, all in all, it was good. I found time to read a book, bake a cake and roast a bunch of vegetables for a few recipes I want to try this week and even putter around on the Internet.
Last weekend I made the easiest and best, roasted tomato, garlic and basil pasta sauce. I love this sauce so much that I make a few batches at a time and then let it cool and freeze it for a later date when I just don’t feel like cooking. If is a great base for soup, pasta, and more.
For this recipe, I don’t even know if you can call it a recipe, you just “eyeball” the ingredient amounts, put them all on a pan, roast them, puree them, serve, and enjoy.
Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil Sauce
2 lbs small or medium tomatoes, washed, stems removed. cut in half
4-6 cloves of garlic, skin removed
salt and pepper
bunch of fresh basil
Preheat oven to 250. Cut tomatoes in half and place on a baking sheet, add whole cloves of garlic, sprinkle with salt and pepper, handful of basil and then drizzle with olive oil, mix to coat.
Bake for 1-1/12 hours depending on the size tomatoes that you are using, until the tomatoes are soft and wrinkly. Once the tomatoes get soft remove pan from oven and let cool a bit. Spoon mixture into blender and put on the lid, do not put in the stopper(otherwise you will have a huge mess). Cover the top hole with a kitchen towel and then pulse the mixture until the sauce is the texture that you like.
Serve with your favorite pasta or let cool and freeze.
If you like simple, flavorful pasta sauce then you will love this recipe. If you would like an easy Cheesy Twisted Breadstick to accompany your pasta then check out the rolls that I made or the Rhodes blog.
Have a great week!
Side note: Has anyone seen Brights Lights: Staring Carrie Fischer and Debbie Reynolds? I watched it last night between watching the Packers (my home state team) win and the Chiefs (my husband’s home state team). What an interesting and fascinating look at Carrie Fischer and her family, you have not seen it I highly recommend it.