Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce – Diabetic Foodie

By electricdiet / April 11, 2021


This oven-roasted tomato sauce is bursting with flavor but still wonderfully light! It’s so delicious, you’ll be amazed how simple it is to make.

Spoonful of tomato sauce being put on vegetable noodles

It’s hard to find a decent tomato sauce at the store. Many are full of sugar, high in sodium, and contain unnecessary fillers and preservatives.

The solution? Make this oven-roasted tomato sauce right at home! You’ll be amazed how simple it is to prep, and the flavor is so much better than anything you could get from the store.

If you’ve never tried roasting your tomatoes, you’re in for a treat. Roasting them intensifies their taste, which means your sauce will have a rich, complex flavor you just can’t get from cooking it on the stove!

Roasting the tomatoes may take a bit of time, but the process itself is quite simple. And once your sauce is made, you can store it in the freezer to enjoy for months!

How to make oven-roasted tomato sauce

Ready to see how easy it is to make this wonderful sauce right in your own kitchen?

Ingredients for the sauce on a marble surface

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 450°F.

Step 2: In a large bowl, combine the quartered tomatoes, chopped onion, whole garlic cloves, salt, red pepper flakes, and sugar.

Step 3: Add the olive oil and toss until the tomatoes are well-coated.

Step 4: Transfer to a 13- × 9-inch baking dish.

Ingredients in a glass baking pan, ready to go in the oven

Step 5: Roast until the tomatoes soften, about 45-60 minutes.

Step 6: Remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool slightly.

Step 7: Drain off any excess liquid.

Roasted tomatoes in a glass baking pan

Step 8: For a chunkier sauce, mash the tomatoes with a potato masher right in the pan. For a smoother sauce, transfer to a food processor and process for a few seconds.

Step 9: Stir in the fresh basil and oregano.

Bowl of oven roasted tomato sauce with chopped basil on top

Your sauce is ready to serve!

Large bowl of tomato sauce with a single basil leaf on top

What to eat with this sauce

Now that you’ve made a delicious tomato sauce, what recipes should you use it in?

Of course, it will be wonderful with any classic Italian dish. Use it as the base on a cauliflower pizza crust or a sauce for your pasta. To lower the carbs, use zoodles or low-carb pasta.

For an easy and healthy chicken Parmesan, spread it over your chicken breast before baking. Once the chicken is almost done, spread the Parmesan on top to get it nice and melted. Finish with fresh basil before serving.

You can also use it in homemade chili, tomato soup, or even an enchilada sauce. The possibilities are endless!

Storage

Any extra sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. I recommend using a jar with a screw top lid so it’s easy to grab some when you need it.

You can also freeze your sauce for longer storage. I suggest dividing the sauce into individual batches so it’s easy to thaw only as much as you need at a time.

Bowl of veggie noodles with tomato sauce

Other easy tomato dishes

When tomatoes are in season, I find myself picking up a few every time I go to the store. They’re hard to resist!

Thankfully, there are so many delicious ways to cook with tomatoes. Some of my recipes call for canned tomatoes, but in the summer, I swap them out for fresh! Here are a few of my favorite recipes:

When you’ve tried this sauce, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!

Recipe Card

Oven roasted tomato sauce on veggie noodles

Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce

This oven-roasted tomato sauce is bursting with flavor but still wonderfully light! It’s so delicious, you’ll be amazed how simple it is to make.

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:1 hour

Total Time:1 hour 15 minutes

Author:Diabetic Foodie

Servings:10

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.

  • In a large bowl, combine the quartered tomatoes, chopped onion, whole garlic cloves, salt, red pepper flakes, and sugar.

  • Add the olive oil and toss until the tomatoes are well-coated.

  • Transfer to a 13- × 9-inch baking dish.

  • Roast until the tomatoes soften, about 45-60 minutes.

  • Remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool slightly.

  • Drain off any excess liquid.

  • For a chunkier sauce, mash the tomatoes with a potato masher right in the pan. For a smoother sauce, transfer to a food processor and process for a few seconds.

  • Stir in the fresh basil and oregano.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for 10 servings. Each serving is 1 cup of sauce.
Sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. I recommend a jar with a screw top lid for convenience.
You can also freeze the sauce for longer storage.

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce

Amount Per Serving (1 cup)

Calories 147
Calories from Fat 103

% Daily Value*

Fat 11.4g18%

Saturated Fat 1.6g10%

Trans Fat 0g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g

Monounsaturated Fat 8g

Cholesterol 0mg0%

Sodium 482.3mg21%

Potassium 538.9mg15%

Carbohydrates 10.8g4%

Fiber 3.3g14%

Sugar 5.9g7%

Protein 2.6g5%

Vitamin A 0IU0%

Vitamin C 0mg0%

Calcium 0mg0%

Iron 0mg0%

Net carbs 7.5g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Sauces & Condiments

Cuisine: Italian

Diet: Diabetic

Keyword: easy pasta recipes, homemade pasta sauce, tomato sauce



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