Roasted Tomato Sauce | Yup, it's Vegan

Roasted Tomato Sauce

This oven roasted tomato sauce is made with only 3 ingredients but nothing short of magical.

Course Sauce
Cuisine gluten-free, Italian, paleo, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword baked tomato sauce, roasted tomato sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Total Yield 3 cups
Calories Per Serving 61 kcal
Author Yup, it's Vegan


  • 2 lbs fresh tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (or as needed)
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled and left whole
  • 1/2 tsp salt plus to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice the tomatoes in half and place them cut side down in a roasting dish. All of the tomatoes must be touching the bottom of the pan; if you layer them, they won't cook properly, so make a smaller quantity of sauce or divide into two pans if needed.

  2. Scatter the peeled garlic cloves on top of the tomatoes, and drizzle 3 tbsp of olive oil over everything. Sprinkle with the salt (and pepper, if desired). Roast until the tomatoes are tender, their juices released into the pan and the skins wrinkled, and the garlic cloves are also tender, about 80-90 minutes. After 45-60 minutes, you can gently stir. I kind of push the tomatoes around with a spatula, rather than outright stirring them, so that they stay cut side down.

  3. Transfer the roasting pan mixture to a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth. Season to taste with additional salt; I use plenty. Serve warm, with pasta or accompaniment of choice.

Recipe Notes

Any type of tomato can be used.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving (6 tablespoons)
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 278mg8%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 900IU18%
Vitamin C 21.5mg26%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.