When you serve something with homemade tomato sauce it immediately makes your eaters love the food that much more. Homemade sauce sounds impressive, but it can be really easy. Impressing with ease is always something a cook is looking to do. This sauce barely takes any time, involves a handful of ingredients, one handy dandy tool and is made in the OVEN!
- 3 boxes of cherry or grape tomatoes
- 6 cloves of garlic chopped
- Handful of basil – chopped
- 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
What you’ll need:
- Cutting board
- Sharp knife
- Large baking sheet
- Immersion Blender
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Chop the garlic, basil and put all your ingredients in a bowl and mix well so it’s covered by the olive oil. Place the tomato blend on a baking sheet. Put in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until all the tomatoes look a little smushed and soft. Using your immersion blender, blend well, try not to splash yourself and serve.
I served this the other day with Spaghetti Squash – see how to make spaghetti squash: https://thatszogood.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/how-to-make-spaghetti-squash/
This can be made with plain pasta or served as a dipping sauce for some warm bread (yummmmmm).
What’s great about this sauce is that it is your classic sauce base. Start with this and feel free to add other ingredients. If you want you can bake the sauce with onions in the pan to add a kick or add some red pepper flakes. This is a great start for a great sauce and gives you plenty of room to play around with the flavors you enjoy the most.