Roasted Tomato Sauce

Number of Servings: 8 (249 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 1 hour 30 min.
Roasted Tomato Sauce

Start with scratch for the most amazing tomato sauce! Stoneware or enameled cast iron is best for this recipe, but any non-reactive (i.e., not plain cast iron or light-colored aluminum) will work fine. The additions of fresh basil leaves and a bit of fresh orange juice brighten all of the flavors and balance the deep taste of the roasted tomatoes.


  • 4 lbs. plum tomatoes, halved and seeded
  • ½ red bell pepper, seeded
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh oregano
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Toss the tomatoes and pepper with olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper. Arrange in a single layer, skin side up, in a large baking dish and roast until skins are brown and blistered (30-40 minutes).
  2. Remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool slightly (20-30 minutes). Remove as much of the skins as comes off easily. Deglaze the roasting pan, if desired, by using a fork to rub a piece of tomato along any brown bits that formed on the pan during roasting.
  3. Mash the tomatoes to desired texture, using a fork for chunky sauce or a food processor for a smoother sauce. Stir in the basil and orange juice and serve as desired.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 249 g

Amount per serving
Calories 80
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 450mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 7g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 39mg 2%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Potassium 585mg 10%
Vitamin A 116.3mcg 15%
Vitamin C 44.4mg 50%
Vitamin E 1.9mg 10%
Vitamin K 31.8mcg 25%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 4%
Niacin 1.8mg 10%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 15%
Folate 40.6mcg 10%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 9.1mcg 30%
Chloride 137.9mg 6%
Pantothenate 0.3mg 4%
Phosphorus 61.7mg 4%
Iodine 0.2mcg 0%
Magnesium 30mg 8%
Zinc 0.5mg 4%
Selenium 0.2mcg 0%
Copper 0.2mg 15%
Manganese 0.4mg 15%
Chromium 1.7mcg 4%
Molybdenum 11.7mcg 25%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Tomatoes, Red Bell Pepper, Orange Juice, Olive Oil, Basil, Oregano, Garlic, Salt, Black Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes.

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