Friday, April 19, 2013

Roasted Tomato Sauce with Pasta


 This is a very simple and flavorful tomato sauce for pasta.  I love the flavors you get out of tomatoes when you roast them in the oven first.  I also love cooking garlic on a very low heat to infuse the entire dish with a rich garlic flavor that is not strong or over powering.  This dish scored big points with my family and even my son (the picky one) that says he does not like tomatoes. 

12-16oz pasta cooked
3-4lbs of tomatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
4-5 cloves garlic
red chili flakes to taste
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 cup water
salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Note: Cook pasta in well salted water to al dente while sauce is cooking to toss together.

Cut tomatoes into cubes and dress with olive oil salt and pepper.  Roast in a 425 degree oven for 35-40 minutes.  In a large pan heat olive oil on very low heat (the lowest heat you have on your stove).  Place minced garlic in oil with red chili flakes.  Cook for 15-20 minutes until oil is well infused with garlic and the garlic is cooked but not fried or burnt.

Add roasted tomatoes to pan with dried basil, oregano, salt and pepper.  Cook for a minute then add water.  Cook for several more minutes and then mash with a potato masher until sauce is broken down and creamy.  Finally add Parmesan cheese and cooked pasta and toss well.  Serve hot. Garnish with more Parmesan Cheese. Enjoy.

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  1. wow beautiful platter, make me feel full already.

  2. Ohh my.. Such an yummy looking platter.. Perfect blend of colors.. And reading the name of the dish itself makes me drool & imagine how tasty this must be :)

  3. It looks so rich and perfect your sauce! I would finish the whole plate, no doubt.

  4. Don't you love it when a person who's a non-fan of a major ingredient in a dish loves that dish with the ingredient? Bravo to you for bring your son to the light. The force is strong in him now. :) It looks delicious, Ramona.

  5. wonderful looking platter.looks so yummy.

  6. That pan of roasted tomatoes is music to my tummy. Can I come over for dinner?

  7. looks divine..beautiful clicks.....

  8. I cannot wait for our tomato season to arrive so I can make pasta sauces like yours. Thanks for sharing! You always have such great pasta recipes.:)

  9. Heehee Ramona if I didn't know any better I'd think you were a pureblood Italian with these recipes. ;) I love roasted tomatoes, especially in a sauce with spaghetti. Absolutely perfect!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  10. this sounds amazing...i love addition of the red chili flakes, id prob add more bc i love spice!

  11. love the colour of the dish...looks so yumm !

  12. This is a perfect Friday meal! So comforting, easy, and single dish meal. Happy Friday Ramona! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  13. A simple but flavorful sauce works for me all the time, great pasta recipe!

  14. What a simple sauce, but with an extra layer of flavor from the roasting. Katie would love this...and so would I! Have a marvelous weekend,Ramona! We're heading to my in-laws :)

  15. Simple comfort food the entire family will love.

  16. simple and flavorful meals and homemade tomato sauce even better :)

  17. LOVE this stuff!! I do this, too, Ramona, and it's the only way I will eat spaghetti. :)

    1. I have only roasted tomatoes a few times. This beautiful dish is a reminder that I should do it more often.

  18. Beautiful pasta! Great job :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  19. This is seriously divine. Nothing like yummy sauce.

  20. YUM YUM YUM!!!! Roasted tomatoes are the best. What a great sauce!


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