Ok, guys, today’s recipe is super simple and easy, yet seriously so good!!!! It’s basically the best simple pasta sauce you have ever tasted, it’s like nothing you could ever get from a jar, and is good enough to eat all on its own - not meat required.
The best part about this sauce is that it’s literally almost all fresh tomatoes - with a little bit of butter that is. And let me tell you, it’s the butter that really throws this sauce over the top. It adds just the right amount of richness and cuts down of the acidity. It also gives it just a touch of creaminess that is so delicious.
Now, while it’s super simple and easy to make, it does take a bit of time. But the great thing is that while you're taking all that time roasting up your tomatoes you can do a big bunch. You can double or even triple the batch and throw it in the freezer for quick dinners over the winter - plus how great is it to have fresh tomato sauce when it’s cold outside and tomatoes are out of season. Just imagine having delicious, fresh homemade tomato sauce in the middle of December - I mean really, it doesn’t get much better than that!
So whip up a big batch of this sauce so your set for the winter - I promise your future self will thank you!
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 2 hour
total time 2 hour 20 minutes
servings approx. 4 cups
5 lb tomatoes (approx. 12 large tomatoes)
8 cloves of garlic
1 white onion
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup white sugar
salt + pepper
1/2 cup fresh basil
4 tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 425. On a large sheet pan with high sides place tomatoes that have been quartered, garlic cloves and sliced white onion. Evenly drizzle the olive oil over the tomatoes them sprinkle with sugar and season liberally with salt + pepper.
Roast in the oven for 2 hours - stirring every 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes then transfer to a blender of food processor. Blend until smooth then add in basil and butter and blend until the basil and butter is fully incorporated.
Serve over your favourite pasta or freeze in an airtight container.