Tomato sauce for every occasion



Roasted cherry tomatoes develop a lovely Mediterranean flavour when you roast them. This is beautiful for dressings, sauces or add it straight to the pasta.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 2


  • 1 splash olive oil
  • salt & pepper to season
  • 400 g ripe cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion peeled & chopped
  • 3 – 4 cloves garlic peeled & chopped
  • 1 sprig rosemary leaves removed from the stem& roughly chopped
  • 2 – 3 fresh green chilies
  • 400 g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Serving suggestion

  • 1 splash olive oil
  • cooked pasta
  • goat's cheese crumbled
  • parmesan grated
  • fresh basil leaves


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C
  • Place the cherry tomatoes in an oven tray, add a generous splash of olive oil, season the cherry tomatoes with salt and pepper. Roast the tomatoes in the oven for 20-30 minutes until the tomatoes soften.
  • Heat oil in a large pot then on a moderate temperature, sauté the onions, garlic, rosemary, green chili then add the tinned chopped tomatoes, roasted cherry tomatoes and dried oregano. Simmer for15-20 minutes on a low temperature. Season with salt and pepper.
  • To serve, arrange the tomato sauce on the pasta, serve with crumbled goat’s cheese, grated parmesan & fresh basil.


Keyword tomato sauce


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