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bowl of roasted tomato sauce and fresh roma tomatoes

Easy Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

This oven roasted tomato sauce is so flavorful and super easy to make! You can use any type of tomatoes and no fussy canning involved!
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Course: Sauce
Keyword: garlic, roasted, tomato
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cooling & Draining: 20 minutes
Servings: 1.5 cups


  • Glass Baking Pan, 8x8 or 9x13
  • Colander
  • Heat Safe Bowl
  • Large Slotted Metal Spoon
  • Blender or Food Processor
  • Freezer Safe Containers


  • Abt 16 roma or other fresh tomatoes
  • 8 to 16 cloves of garlic
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp Italian seasoning optional, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Wash and core tomatoes.
  • Fill pan with prepared tomatoes.
  • Tuck a garlic clove inside half of the tomatoes. Use more garlic for a stronger flavor, less garlic for a lighter taste.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over top of the tomatoes.
  • Cook until tomatoes are soft and blistering; and garlic is fork tender.
  • Cool in pan for 10 to 15 minutes, or until easy to handle.
  • Drain in a colander for 10+ minutes.
  • Move the tomatoes and garlic to a blender or food processor and blend/process until desired smoothness.
  • Add the salt, pepper, and seasoning, blend, and taste test the results.
  • Continue adjusting seasonings and tasting until the desired level of flavor is reached.
  • Spoon the finished sauce into freezer containers.
  • Freeze for 9 to 12 months.