So my sis is quite the gardening guru. Every year she has a huge garden over-flowing with fresh veggies. She really has some talent there. So today, she’s posting a simple garden tomato recipe for you all. Is anyone else going tomato-crazy out there? You’re gonna love her EASY homemade Oven Roasted Marinara Sauce. You cook it in the oven (no standing over a boiling pot for hours, my friend), and the marinara flavor is amazing. Seriously, you’re gonna want to try this homemade sauce!
How to Make Homemade Oven Roasted Marinara Sauce
By Tabatha P.
I have awesome neighbors! We all love to exchange our garden bounty and since my tomatoes were not very successful this year my neighbor left on my doorstep about 15 lbs. worth! I just had surgery on my wrist so I wasn’t in the mood to spend too much time peeling and canning them like I normally do. So another wonderful neighbor of mine showed me a delicious simple recipe that uses a bunch of tomatoes at once. So if you find yourself with a bounteous amount of tomatoes this year (lucky you) and you aren’t sure what to do with them consider this recipe. It is very divine and it will make your house smell divine! You’ll want to pull out some garlic bread and gobble it up!
So first, preheat your oven to 425 degrees and then wash about 10 lbs of tomatoes. This overflowing medium colander in this picture is about 5 lbs. if that gives you a visual idea of how many you will need.
Quarter the tomatoes and place the quarters in 2 9 x13” casserole dishes.
Next I used about 16 cloves of garlic, unpeeled them and divided the cloves between the pans. You can also use chopped garlic cloves from your fridge if you want.
Then sprinkle 6 tbsp of Oregano, 1 tbsp. salt, 2 tsp black pepper. Then drizzle ½ cup of olive oil and ½ cup chicken broth. Divide evenly between pans.
Place the pans in the preheated oven on the middle rack and bake for about an hour or depending on how much liquid is in the pans you possibly two hours. The best part is you can put it in the oven and then forget about it for awhile and get other stuff done.
Place the pans to cool! Do not be afraid of the roasted black edges of your tomatoes and herbs! That is what brings it exceptional roasted flavor.
After it cools enough to work with pour the pans one at a time into your processor or blender and process until pureed to your preference. Please don’t hesitate to give yourself a little taste before you serve it to your family. You deserve it.
Freeze it in bags, can it, or eat it fresh and have it for dinner.
EASY Homemade Oven Roasted Marinara
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