Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

Forget the stock pot. You don’t need to be stuck in the kitchen while your sauce bubbles and simmers for hours. Make a rich, delicious, oven-roasted tomato sauce with just a loaf pan, your oven and about 10 minutes labour.

Fresh Basil, Parmesan Rind, Unsalted butter, Red Chili Flakes, Anchovies and a Can of San Marzano Tomatoes

Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

Delicious, rich tomato sauce is a snap when you roast it in the oven. Minimal effort and amazing flavour.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 9" x 13" loaf pan


  • 1 28 ounce Whole tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter optional: olive oil or vegan butter
  • 8 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 sprig basil or 6-8 basil leaves
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2" Parmesan Rind Optional
  • 1 anchovy fillet Optional


  • Preheat Oven to 425 degrees.
  • Pour tomatoes into loaf pan. Using hands or a wooden spoon, break up the tomatoes into smaller chunks.
  • Stir in basil, garlic, pepper, and Parmesan rind and anchovy if using.
  • Sink basil leaves into sauce (if they sit on top they'll dry out.)
  • Place butter on top.
  • Roast for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Roast for another 25 minutes.
  • Serve on pasta or use as a base for sauce or soup.
Keyword anchovy, basil, chili flakes, Parmesan Rind, San Marzano Tomatoes, unsalted butter
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