I’ve been trying to break out of a food rut. It seemed like I was getting to the point where I was cooking the same seven dinners over and over and over again each week. Needless to say, dinner was getting kind of boring because we know that variety is the spice of life. So I decided that for the month of April I was going to try not to have any repeat dinners for the entire month. I’ve enjoyed making lots of new dishes for dinner this month. I’ve had a lot of hits and a few that I probably won’t try again. But it’s been fun cooking and trying new meals for dinner.
Last week I made a really easy homemade roasted tomato sauce that was delicious. I had been watching Rev. Run’s Sunday Supper’s on Netflix and there was an episode where they featured a homemade tomato sauce. Which made me want to try making a homemade tomato sauce, but the recipe featured on the show called for squeezing the seeds out of all of the tomatoes. The whole squeezing the seeds out of all the tomatoes is not for me. So I opted to find an easier way of making homemade tomato sauce.
I also wanted to try a sauce that was roasted because in my opinion nothing tastes better than roasted veggies (I know a tomato is technically a fruit but I think of it as a veggie). I found a recipe on Martha Stewart for Roasted Tomato Sauce, but I still had to tweak it to make it a really easy sauce that I would enjoy making. Because just like I didn’t want to squeeze out the tomato seeds. I also didn’t want to have peel the tomatoes either. So I simplified Martha Stewart’s recipe and came up with the following.
Easy Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce
- 3 pounds of tomatoes
- 1 onion (sliced)
- 2 carrots (sliced)
- 1 tsp of Italian seasoning
- 4 cloves of garlic (peeled)
- 2-3 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees and get out a rimmed baking sheet or an oven proof casserole dish.
- Quarter tomatoes, slice onions and carrots
- Place tomatoes, onions, carrots, whole peeled garlic cloves in baking dish. Add oil, Italian seasoning, and salt & pepper and mix until evenly coated.
- Place baking dish in oven and roast until veggies are tender about 45 minutes.
I used this easy homemade roasted tomato sauce on top of some gluten-free spaghetti for a simple dinner.