Thursday, October 3, 2013

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pizza Sauce

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pizza Sauce - Smoky roasted tomatoes, with sweet roasted garlic, make the best pizza sauce you have ever had! You will never go back to jarred pizza sauce again!!

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pizza Sauce from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


I know I have been going on and on about my tomatoes this summer. 

But I couldn't help it. 

I was so excited that my epic failures at tomato growing were in my past and I actually had enough tomatoes to make something with! 


I have made marinara in the past, so I knew I wanted to do a meat sauce sauce this time. I did, and the sauce came out awesome. But with the yellow and red tomatoes, well let's just say the color of the finished sauce was ummm less than appetizing. 

So that recipe will have to wait util I can make it again and take a picture that would make you want to eat it and not dump it down the drain!!

So, what to do? 

I decided that I wanted to make homemade pizza sauce.

I know, not much difference really. But I wanted to do a true homemade pizza and so I decided that the direction I wanted to go.

It ended up working out perfectly because I had 4 pounds of tomatoes in my last harvest. I  needed 2 for each recipe. Fate was smiling on me it seems!

I decided that I wanted to do a roasted tomato and garlic sauce. I love the flavor roasting gives to tomatoes and garlic. I could seriously just eat them right out of the oven, without anything else. But I controlled myself because I was really excited about making this sauce!


Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pizza Sauce from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

My tomatoes were on the small side, so I cut most of them in half. Bigger ones I quartered to try and keep everything the same size. Aren't those yellow ones gorgeous? Drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pizza Sauce from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Cut the top off of a nice head of garlic and drizzle it with olive oil. Wrap him up in some tin foil, and he is ready to roast

If you are anything like me, you might want to roast and extra head of garlic at least. It is seriously like candy when it is roasted and I can just eat it straight!!

This sauce does take some time, but it is well worth it! 

Don't just take my word on it. Kevin, my son and daughter all loved it. In fact, my daughter stole the last of the leftover sauce. 

She had better bring my jar back!!


Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pizza Sauce from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pizza Sauce

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Published 10/03/2013
Roasted Tomato and Garlic Pizza Sauce from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds vine ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves, chopped
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 375 degrees F.
  2. Arrange tomatoes, cut side up, on a foil lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
  3. Cut the top off of the head of garlic to expose all of the cloves. Place on a square of tin foil and drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Allow to sit for a few minutes as the garlic absorbs the olive oil. Drizzle it again and wrap up the tin foil. Place on the baking sheet with the tomatoes.
  4. Roast the tomatoes until soft and beginning to brown, 45 minutes to 1 hour. If the tomatoes are done before 1 hour, remove the garlic from the baking sheet and set it on the rack in the oven and continue to roast the garlic for the full hour. Cool on sheet.
  5. Puree tomatoes, garlic, and oregano in blender until smooth.
  6. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomato puree, tomato paste, and water, stir well. Bring sauce to a boil and then reduce to simmer 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Cool sauce. If not using immediately, store in an airtight in the refrigerator up to a week.
Yield: Approx 4 cups
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 01 hrs. 30 mins.
Total time: 1 hrs. 40 mins.
Tags: Italian, oregano, pizza, sauce, tomato, garlic

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Smoky roasted tomatoes, with sweet roasted garlic, make the best pizza sauce you have ever had! You will never go back to jarred pizza sauce again!! From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

52 comments:

  1. I love homemade sauces like this, great recipe Bobbi!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  2. The next time I am baking,.. I am going to try roasting garlic. I have heard people say they use it like butter. I want to try it.

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    1. Oh yes, just spread it on toasted bread YUMMMMM!!! And it will keep in the fridge. It is just like browned butter. I love that n everything!!

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  3. MY neighbor likes to make sauce. I will save this and give it to her. For sure, she will thank me! ;)

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  4. Oh dear...this sounds AMAZING. I love garlic!

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    1. I was really happy with how it came out!

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  5. As an Italian, you have my mouth watering!

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    1. That is a good thing!! Thanks Katherine :)

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  6. Yum. I love homemade pizza sauce. Canning this would let me have it all winter long!

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  7. I love canning and this looks like a delicious and easy recipe

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  8. I really like the idea of using home grown veggies. I haven't thought to roast garlic that way, I'll have to try it because I want to make my recipes really stand out in flavor. I bet the sauce is amazing.

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    1. Roasting the garlic really gives the dish a whole new flavor. It makes it sweeter with much more depth to the flavors.

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  9. This sounds amazing! I LOVE garlic, so this is right up my alley!

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    1. Oh boy, yes I really think you would enjoy it!

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  10. Looks yummy. We can salsa each year- this year I used the extra "juice" from the tomatoes to make a tomato soup- which to my surprise my family devoured!!

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    1. I had wanted to can some of the tomato dishes but don't have a pressure canner so I couldn't :(

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  11. The pizza sauce sounds delish. Makes me want homemade pizza.

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    1. Thanks :) it is super easy. You should try it!!

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  12. This sound wonderful! I have never made my own pizza sauce, but really do want to try my hand at it sometime. Yum!

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  13. Wow, that sauce really does sound AMAZING!! I have to try this out!

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  14. I'll use this for dunking cheese sticks in tomorrow! haha I love making sauce

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    1. That is what my daughter is using the leftovers for!

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    2. It's the best way to use up left overs! I even make a "meat sandwich" and then use left over sauce with. soooooo good.

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  15. This really does look delicious. And so pretty in that jar! Very colorful. I am a garlic lover too.

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  16. oh I love this recipe. I love anything garlic and tomato and whenever I go to the store my Ragu sauce always has that in it. Will have to try this for myself. Thank you.

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    1. I hope you try it. It is so easy and so much better than store bought!

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  17. Great post. Making homemade pizza is one of my favorite activities to do w my 4 year old

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  18. I know without the slightest bit of a doubt that I would love this. All the roasting flavor sounds amazing!

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    1. Yes, the roasting changes the flavors so much!

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  19. I love tomato sauces and it's looking terribly YUMMY!

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  20. I have never been too good at growing tomatoes, but this year I had a bit of a bumper crop! So I froze tomato sauce in batches. I wish I would have though to make this sauce. We always make our pizza at home, so I could have used it. Hmmm...I will have to check at the farmers market for more tomatoes this weekend.

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    1. I am going to make it again with store bought tomatoes because we love it so much. If I had a pressure canner I would be making multiple batches to save!

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  21. I love this recipe and I will make this. We don't enjoy the store bought sauces, so this is a great option.

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  22. mmm looks/sounds yummy. gonna have to try it, i love anything garlic-y.

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  23. The flavor combinations in this sauce sound delicious. I could just imagine marinating many of the dishes I prepare in my home with it.

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  24. I'm using this recipe thanks for sharing,

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    1. So sorry I missed that. Process it with the tomatoes and oregano.

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  26. When do you add the water?

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    1. So sorry for the confusion on that step. I just fixed the recipe to show that step, It is at the very end when you bring it to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. I hope you enjoy!!

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  27. Do you skin the tomatoes and when the garlic is roasted do you squeeze it out of the skin before adding it to the processor?

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    1. I don't skin the tomatoes, I just pop them into the processor. Yes, squeeze the garlic from the skin.

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