Monday, April 18, 2011

Homemade Tomato Sauce

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One of my favorite quick meals is homemade tomato sauce with pasta. Whenever I have extra tomatoes that are starting to go soft, I quarter them, throw them all on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, basil, and salt & pepper. Then I roast them under high heat (450) for about 15 minutes, then puree them in my VitaMix. You can also add a little cream, but with or without he cream there are not words to describe how delicious fresh tomato sauce tastes compared to jarred sauce. Mitch and I cannot get enough of this meal. Next time you have some extra over-ripe tomatoes , try it!
Here’s a recap of how to do it; chop and roast tomatoes:IMGP3050
I use my VitaMix instead of my Cuisinart to process because it’s quicker for me, but I’m sure either would do. Pulse quickly so it doesn’t get too pureed and add extra salt to taste.IMGP3064
Pour over pasta and enjoy.IMGP3069


  1. Thank you, I've been wanting one but only from someone that seems to know what they're doing. I will for sure try it!

  2. Made this the other night & ate the rest the following day for lunch. Added parm & milk to mine...delicious! Loved being able to use up my tomatoes that were getting a little too ripe.