Homemade pasta sauce is so easy to make at home.
Last year we had a TON of tomatoes from our garden so I made a sauce with the surplus of tomatoes on our counter. While this batch was not made with tomatoes from our garden yet, I did measure and test it out so you can make a delicious sauce that doesn’t have any added stuff.
Have you looked at your spaghetti sauce label and noticed all the sugar?
Take the time to make this and I promise you won’t be disappointed. BONUS: your kids will never know there are veggies hidden in it!
This recipe is easy and because everything is rough chopped there is very little hands on time.
Roasted Tomato Sauce
- 4 roma tomatoes
- 6 regular tomatoes
- 6 carrots
- 1 red onion
- 8 cloves of garlic
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1 T. Italian seasoning
- 3 T. olive oil
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 cup water
- 15 ounce can tomato sauce
- 1/4 fresh parsley
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Rough chop all the tomatoes, carrots, red onion, and garlic. Put everything in a single layer on a sheet pan. Toss with salt, Italian seasoning, and olive oil.
- Roast for about 40 minutes until everything is soft and charred in places.
- Transfer everything on the tray, juice and all to a large pot on your stove. Add the spinach, water, and tomato sauce.
- Boil on medium/high heat with the lid on for 15 minutes. Remove lid and boil for an additional 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to blend until completely smooth. (If you don’t have an immersion blender let it cool down and transfer to a blender, you might have to do it in a few batches, and blend until smooth. )
- Add finely chopped parsley and add additional seasoning as needed.
- Use this sauce over pasta, spaghetti squash, pizza, and anything that needs a red sauce!