Fresh Homemade Tomato Sauce

My garden is abundant with rosy red tomatoes. So yesterday I made a fresh sauce. I used my Grandmother’s recipe with a few tweaks.

It was so tasty, I thought I’d share the recipe.

20 Italian plum tomatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper, 2 onions diced, 3 cloves garlic, fresh oregano leaves and thyme leaves finely chopped

I’ve watched the Barefoot Contessa roast vegetables to  enhance the flavor, so I tried that with the tomatoes to see if it made a difference.  I cut the tomatoes in half, poured olive oil, garlic, onions, herbs, salt and pepper over them and tossed. Then I placed them on a cookie sheet cut side up and roasted them in a 350 degree over for about an hour and 10 minutes.  Check on them after 50 minutes to be certain they aren’t burning.

Let it cool. Put it all in a food processor. The results were delicious over pasta. I garnished the top of the pasta with fresh basil chopped fine and served it with grated Reggiano cheese.

And, I am happy to say there are leftovers for today. 🙂 – Natalie

3 thoughts on “Fresh Homemade Tomato Sauce

  1. Natalie,
    Love the reference to Barefoot Contessa, a fabulous cook. And roasted tomatoes are like candy.
    One observation at the garden this afternoon, Monday 13, squash bugs are laying eggs on the undersides of the squash leaves. They appear as rows and columns of small red dots.
    I removed some leaves and then just the places where the eggs were.
    Thought you could let folks know.

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