Roma Tomato Sauce

Roma Tomato Sauce recipe that requires no peeling or blanching! This is a easy creamy sauce that’s perfect for growing garden tomatoes! Serve on pasta, or use later by canning or freezing.

It’s August so you know what that means, right? Our tomato plants are giving us pounds of tomatoes to pick every day! Usually I collect the week’s tomatoes and spend hours in the kitchen on the weekend making sauces and stewed tomatoes.  And of course Fresh Tomato Salsa – what would be a August be without salsa?

Fresh Roma Tomatoes Cut Up For Sauce

My go to favorite tomato sauce is Cherry Tomato Sauce, but this year we only grew Roma tomatoes so I wanted to create a recipe that was 1) easy 2) delicious 3) let the roma tomato taste shine!    Let me introduce you to Roma Tomato Sauce!
Creamy Thick Roma Tomato Sauce

Fresh Tomato Sauce

Let’s talk about easy this sauce is. I have amazing news for you. Are you ready?

First, you use fresh tomatoes.

Second… are you really ready for this?

You don’t need to blanch or peel your tomatoes for this tomato sauce!  Seriously!  High 5! 

I really wanted to make a easy sauce.  During the Summer, I want to limit my time spent stirring sauces over the hot stove and instead chase my little one around with water balloons.   This sauce is simple and doesn’t require any fancy blanching or peeling techniques.  We’re just going to use the tomatoes whole.  Trust me on this one.

Garden Tomato Sauce

What type of tomatoes should I use for tomato sauce?

Quick answer to a commonly asked question. Do I need to use roma tomatoes?  No, you can use any type of tomato you want.  You might need to boil them for longer depending on their water content, but any type of tomato will work!  

How to Make Tomato Sauce for Pasta

Cut up your tomatoes into about 1-2 inch pieces and add to a large pot.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.   Depending on how many tomatoes I have, I will double or triple the batch to make it all at once.
Roma Tomato Sauce recipe that requires no peeling or blanching! This is a easy creamy sauce that's perfect for growing garden tomatoes! Serve on pasta, or use later by canning or freezing.

Bring your tomatoes to a boil and watch how they will break down.  You can see your tomatoes are already starting to turn into a sauce! 
Roma Tomato Sauce recipe that requires no peeling or blanching! This is a easy creamy sauce that's perfect for growing garden tomatoes! Serve on pasta, or use later by canning or freezing.

You can see how the peels of the tomatoes started coming off the tomatoes naturally due to the hot temperature.   By the way, the tomatoes taste amazing already!
Roma Tomato Sauce recipe that requires no peeling or blanching! This is a easy creamy sauce that's perfect for growing garden tomatoes! Serve on pasta, or use later by canning or freezing.

Now mince some garlic.
Minced Garlic for Tomato Sauce

And measure out your olive oil.  By the way, can I just say how good of a deal it is to buy olive oil in a bulk container if you use it often?  Olive oil is a must have for our Summer vegetables! We save so much money buying it this way!
Roma Tomato Sauce recipe that requires no peeling or blanching! This is a easy creamy sauce that's perfect for growing garden tomatoes! Serve on pasta, or use later by canning or freezing.

Add your olive oil to the pot and grab your immersion blender.  It’s another must have item for Summer because it also makes the best tomato soup (recipe coming soon!)! If you don’t have a immersion blender you can transfer to a blender or food processor, but be careful because it’s very hot!Immersion Blender for Tomato Sauce

Now give it a few seconds of the immersion blender, and blend until your desired sauce thickness.  
Roma Tomato Sauce recipe that requires no peeling or blanching! This is a easy creamy sauce that's perfect for growing garden tomatoes! Serve on pasta, or use later by canning or freezing.

I like a sauce that’s slightly chunky but yet still smooth.  Does that make sense? I don’t think so, but here’s what my sauce looks like!
Roma Tomato Sauce recipe that requires no peeling or blanching! This is a easy creamy sauce that's perfect for growing garden tomatoes! Serve on pasta, or use later by canning or freezing.

PERFECT, right?

You can serve the sauce immediately (on some good pasta!) or store in the refrigerator for a few days.  I always make at least one jar to store in the refrigerator to serve for dinner soon.
Roma Tomato Sauce recipe that requires no peeling or blanching! This is a easy creamy sauce that's perfect for growing garden tomatoes! Serve on pasta, or use later by canning or freezing.

This sauce is so delicious!  I love how the taste of the Roma Tomatoes really shines through!
Roma Tomato Sauce recipe that requires no peeling or blanching! This is a easy creamy sauce that's perfect for growing garden tomatoes! Serve on pasta, or use later by canning or freezing.

Alternatively you can also freeze the sauce for later usage (like in a few months!).   I always have bags (and bags) of tomato sauce in my freezer so I make quite a number of these.  Is there anything better than fresh garden tomato sauce when it’s snowing in January?
Freezing Tomato Sauce In Freezer Bags

This is now my official favorite tomato sauce to make with roma tomatoes!
Canning Roma Tomato Sauce

Now time to go pick some tomatoes and get making  sauce!  Enjoy this Roma Tomato Sauce everyone!
Roma Tomato Sauce recipe that requires no peeling or blanching! This is a easy creamy sauce that's perfect for growing garden tomatoes! Serve on pasta, or use later by canning or freezing.

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Roma Tomato Sauce recipe that requires no peeling or blanching! This is a easy creamy sauce that's perfect for growing garden tomatoes! Serve on pasta, or use later by canning or freezing.

Roma Tomato Sauce

Roma Tomato Sauce recipe that requires no peeling or blanching! This is a easy creamy sauce that's perfect for growing garden tomatoes! Serve on pasta, or use later by canning or freezing. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds tomatoes cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Add tomatoes to a large pot.  Add salt and pepper and stir.  Bring tomatoes to a boil over medium high heat. Boil for 20 minutes.  The tomatoes will start to break down and more liquid will form.

  2. Add garlic and olive oil to the pot and stir.   Use immersion blender on low and blend until desired sauce thickness. 

  3. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator to use in a few days.  

  4.  Alternatively you can freeze in freezer bags to use for later months.

Recipe Notes

Recipe makes approximately 8 cups of sauce.   Adjust recipe according to how many tomatoes you have.  Often I will double or triple the batch. 

 

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