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Roasted Tomato Marinara

Have an abundance of tomatoes right now? Use them to make an easy, 7-ingredient, freezer-friendly, Homemade Marinara Sauce! Roasting is the "secret sauce"!

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Meal Prep, Meatless
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Clean Fingers Laynie


  • 8-10 medium Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 8-10 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt Plus more to taste
  • 1 tsp Pepper Plus more to taste
  • 20 leaves Fresh Basil
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a half-sized baking sheet (13 x 18 x 1 inch) with aluminum foil.
  • Gently wash the outside of the tomatoes with water, and then dry the tomatoes. Cut the tomatoes in half and place on the baking sheet face up. Drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Peel the skin off the garlic cloves, place on a small square of aluminium foil, and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap the aluminum foil around the garlic and place garlic packet on the baking sheet.
  • Roast the tomatoes and garlic packet, for 35-45 minutes, until the tomatoes start to caramelize and release their juices.
  • Remove the pan from the oven, and allow the tomatoes to cool for 5-10 minutes until they can be handled easily. Peel the skin from the tomatoes and add into a blender.
  • To the blender, also add the roasted garlic, basil, and apple cider vinegar. Blend until the sauce is a smooth consistency. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  • Store in a mason jar, in the fridge for 3-4 days, or use immediately. Enjoy!


Estimated Nutrition, Per Serving (1/2 cup): Calories 83, Fat 5 g, Carbohydrate 9 g, Dietary Fiber g, Protein 2 g, Sodium 415 mg