ROASTED Cherry Tomato Sauce is sweet, creamy and SO EASY to make! This is the best recipe for growing garden tomatoes! You can serve immediately on pasta, can it or freeze it! Find out why thousands of people love this sauce!
My life has officially been taken over by tomatoes. Is there anything else to talk about except tomatoes right now? Tomato this, tomato that, do the tomato dance.
Do you know how many cherry tomatoes are in this big bowl below? 16 cups! And there’s a few plants that need to be picked… so double that or more. And that’s just cherry tomatoes!
The Best Cherry Tomato Sauce
This is my absolute favorite cherry tomato sauce. I’m a bit biased, but it’s been made by thousands of people, so trust those people and make it too! Pretty much once you make it, you’ll come back to it time and time again!
The key to this recipe is first we oven roast the tomatoes – oh yeah, baby. Then after that we throw them in a food processor with some fresh basil and season them. Then it’s made! It’s that easy.
This homemade sauce doesn’t require you to simmer over the stove for 2 hours. I really love this creamy sauce over pasta, with lasagna, stuffed shells. It’s also pretty fantastic to add to pizza as a creamy sauce.
So when you pick your cherry tomatoes, change it up a bit and make some sauce.
Tomato Sauce Ingredients
- cherry tomatoes
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- salt and pepper
How to Make Cherry Tomato Sauce
Gather your tomatoes, make sure to take the stems off.
How to roast cherry tomatoes
Let them cool for a few minutes, then put them in the food processor with your other ingredients. Give it a few pulses until creamy, it doesn’t take more than that!
This makes 3 cups of sauce. Feel free to use immediately after, put in the fridge for tomorrow, or freeze (in a freezer bag) for a few months later.
How to Freeze Tomato Sauce
Once the sauce cools down, add the sauce into freezer bags. I like to separate each bag into 2-3 cups of sauce, knowing that’s how much I’ll need fora recipe.
Whenever I freeze sauce, puree, diced/stewed tomatoes, I always put in a freezer bag and lay flat while pressing it out, so it’s as thin as possible. Then once it’s frozen, I stand it up. This saves space and lets you have a better organized freezer.
To deforst, place in the refrigator the night before. Alternatively you could defrost it in the microwave in a few minutes.
I hope you enjoy this Roasted Creamy Cherry Tomato Sauce – it’s one of my favorite Summer recipes!
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- 4 cups cherry tomatoes stems removed
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/3 cup fresh basil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt + pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Spread tomatoes single layer in a pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with your onion powder.
- Bake for 35 minutes, your tomatoes should be wrinkly.
- Let cool for a few minutes, then put tomatoes in food processor.
- Add fresh basil, garlic powder and salt + pepper to taste in food processor.
- Blend to smooth and creamy.
- Use it right away, or throw it in the fridge to use tomorrow, or freeze it for next month.