Roasted Tomato Sauce with Penne

This is a wonderfully easy pasta dish that reminded me of one we had in Italy, a simple pasta with a tomato sauce was often what we ordered for the kids. I adore the simplicity of Italian food and miss it since being back. But we can cook good food at home and smile with the amazing memories. 


  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 red onion chopped
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 3 large tomatoes chopped 
  • 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil 
  • a dash of salt 

  1. add the garlic, tomato and onion to a cookie sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes
  2. remove from oven let it cool and peel the tomato skins, they will come of easily after roasting
  3. blend the tomatoes, onion and garlic
  4. boil the penne til al dente and mix with sauce
  5. serve with a simple green salad

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  1. Fabulous and simple, have never tried roasting the tomatoes and blending to make a sauce. Must kick the habit of jars. Sounds lovely and easy for a week day meal. Yum!

    1. Girl in purple dress :-) its not so hard and you know whats in it hugs

  2. MMMMM,..roasting tomatoes with garlic brings out so much flavour! I agree!
    A lovely & simple yet tasty dinner! ;) xxx

  3. I love simple meals like this one,Rebecca!Perfect with the green salad!

  4. I love the simplicty of this recipe - roasted garlic is so amazing.

  5. I love how simple and easy this is! I was just munching on some cherry tomatoes today :-)

  6. This does look like a really simple and tasty sauce. Yum!

  7. I love simple, yet beautiful recipes!!! Sounds wonderful:-) Hugs, Terra

  8. I love the complex flavor of roasted tomatoes...this is the perfect sauce!

  9. I love roasting tomatoes and other veggies before pureeing them into a sauce.... the flavors are so rich and deep and pronounced. This sounds wonderful. Wish I were in Italy...

  10. When I have time, I love roasting before saucing... such an amazing robust difference!


  11. Rebecca, this is a great summer dish, gets you in and out of the kitchen fast. Must taset divine!

  12. As I watch my garden tomatoes grow I will keep this in mind to use when they are ripe. It sounds delicious!

  13. Just mouthwatering...would love to have some!

  14. Simple is easy, simple is good.


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