Roasted Tomato Garlic Basil Pasta Sauce

Roasted Tomato Garlic Basil Pasta Sauce
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Posted On: October 12, 2017
Last updated: October 19th, 2023

This delicious homemade Roasted Tomato Garlic Basil Pasta sauce is truly one of the easiest pasta sauces you can make!  Your oven and blender do most of the work for you.  Don’t let the simplicity of this pasta sauce fool you though, with just 4 main ingredients it beats store bought sauces and you know exactly what’s in it; and no preservatives!  It has that fresh taste you could never get from a jarred pasta sauce.

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Sweet Grape Tomatoes Sauced up

Like with any homemade sauce, your sauce will only be as tasty as your ingredients.  If you’ve checked out any of my other recipes you’ll hear me say that a lot.  If you grab the cheapest tasteless grape tomatoes in your market, your sauce will also turn out less than spectacular.  When I first played with this recipe I used sweet grape tomatoes from our garden and fresh basil from our yard.  I was so delighted with the taste!  So please, for the love of cooking, use the sweetest grape tomatoes that taste great on their own.  My kids love grape tomatoes, but if I come home with a tasteless variation, they will let me know and they won’t touch them.  Kids…you know.

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Blend it Up

The beauty of this recipe is you don’t have to stand in front of a pot waiting for your tomatoes to cook down; slowly adding seasoning.  After roasting your tomatoes and garlic your blender will turn your hot tomatoes and garlic into a delicious sauce in just a few pulses.

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Give this delicious simple roasted tomato garlic basil pasta sauce a try and let me know what you think in the comment section below.  Enjoy!

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Roasted Tomato Garlic Pasta Sauce

This roasted tomato sauce makes about 2.5 cups of delicious pasta sauce. Try it on your favorite pasta or anything else you might want a sweeter thick tomato sauce to go with.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Condiment, Pasta Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 135 kcal



  • 2 pints sweet grape tomatoes washed (about 1 lb 6oz)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves packed and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Add garlic and oil to a 9 x 13 glass baking dish. Stir and make sure all garlic covered in oil so it doesn’t burn
  • Add tomatoes to the dish and roast for 15-20 minutes or until all tomatoes have burst. Stir tomatoes at least once during the roasting.
  • Once the tomatoes are done roasting, set dish aside to cool for 5-7 minutes, just to allow to cool enough to handle transfer to the blender.
  • Very slowly and gently scrape up all of the tomatoes and garlic into the blender so as to not splatter and burn yourself.
  • Add the basil, salt and pepper to the blender now as well.
  • Cover blender and pulse about 5-6 times. Pulse and blend more if you prefer a smoother texture for your sauce, but I prefer a slightly chunky sauce.
  • Your sauce is now ready to use on your favorite pasta. Adjust your salt and pepper if need be and enjoy!

Nutrition Disclaimer:

The nutritional information provided is only an estimate based on a third party nutritional plugin. Different online calculators may give different results depending on their own sources. The estimates may also change based on the ingredients you use. If you have dietary restrictions and need to accurately calculate the nutrition of this recipe, Whole Made Living recommends consulting a professional nutritionist.


Serving: 0.5cupsCalories: 135kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 243mgPotassium: 466mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1641IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pasta, pasta sauce, sauce
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