I’ve always been kind of intimidated by homemade tomato sauce. For some reason, I thought it was going to be a super complicated process and take loads of crazy ingredients. Who knows where I got that idea in my brain???
It took me years to finally start experimenting and I quickly realized how wrong I was.
I absolutely LOVE roasting tomatoes, so I finally came up with this brilliant idea to turn them into a sauce. Again, who know why it took me this long to put two and two together! Just the sound of them bubbling in the oven gets my mouth-watering!
When you roast tomatoes, their flavor deepens and becomes this rich, bold bite of amazingness. I blended them together with some fresh basil, roasted garlic, salt, and pepper to create a simple, get scrumptious sauce. We like a little spice in our sauce, so I added some red chili flakes right at the end to give it that extra kick. Totally worth it, if you ask me. And that’s it! All you need are a few ingredients, your oven, and a good food processor to get the job done. Not so scary after all!
So there you have it. Fresh, flavorful, and super easy tomato sauce that will definitely make you think twice before opening another store-bought jar. I’m already planning to go wild this summer when tomatoes are cheap and plentiful and freeze a boatload of this homemade sauce. When it’s this easy, why not?!
Do you make your own tomato sauce? What does your favorite recipe look like?