Chunky Roasted Tomato and Garlic Sauce

Sep 12, 2011 at 1:54 p.m. ET

The end of tomato season is upon us, meaning it's time to pull those ripe tomatoes out of your garden. To help you transition from summer salads to heartier fall food, here is a roasted tomato sauce that you can toss with your favorite pasta.

Chunky Roasted Tomato and Garlic Sauce


    • 2 pounds vine-ripe Roma tomatoes, cored, halved
    • 6 garlic cloves, minced
    • Extra virgin olive oil
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 6 to 7 fresh basil leaves, finely shredded


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Place tomatoes and garlic in a large baking dish and generously drizzle with olive oil, enough to lightly coat tomatoes.

3. Season with salt and pepper and toss tomato mixture to combine.

4. Roast for 40 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes are lightly browned and softened.

5. Add basil and use the back of a spoon to mash tomatoes slightly until a chunky sauce forms.

6. Toss with your favorite pasta immediately.

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