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Roasted Tomato Blender Marinara

Roasted Tomato Blender Marinara

Roasted Tomato Blender Marinara takes fresh garden plum tomatoes and turns them into a thick and sweet marinara you can put on pizza, pasta and more. This recipe freezes beautifully.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 People

Ingredients

  • 24 Plum Tomatoes quartered
  • 2 tbsp. garlic minced
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Dried Basil
  • 1/2 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper optional
  • salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • water for thinning sauce to your preference

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Cut tomatoes and garlic then toss with olive oil onto a parchment lined sheet pan. Make sure tomatoes are in a single layer. If not, use 2 pans. Do not salt the tomatoes at this stage.
  2. Roast the tomatoes for 20 minutes , toss and roast 20 more. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the mixture to a blender with the oregano, basil, and crushed red pepper if using. Blend it all up and add some salt. You'll want to add salt and pepper to your personal tastes. Keep some water nearby to thin the sauce to your desired consistency.

Recipe Notes

I find the tomatoes to sweeten so much from roasting that I don't need any sugar or honey to cut the acidity.  If you do, add a little in the blending stage. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled depending on your tomato count.